T. Hardy Morris, the frontman of psychedelic rock band Dead Confederate, is set to make his solo debut next month…and he’s going alt-country. Athens-based Morris has rolled out a few videos of songs from Audition Tapes, which is due out July 30th, that were recorded in the oldest house in Georgia. As Stereogum notes,
Morris chose to film here as part of his Places In Peril project inspired by the Georgia Trust For Historic Preservation’s list of historical structure in danger or neglect. There’s something harmonious about the song’s performance, which was aided by Matt “Pistol” Stossel on steel guitar and of Montreal’s Thayer Sarrano on melodica, lining up nicely with the goal, and the age of the creaky structure.
Indeed. The album’s stark and ominous feel is what Morris calls a “sit down record.”
NYC can catch Morris on Monday night at Rockwood Music Hall, but anyone can preorder the album and/or get a “I Smell Hippies” shirt here. BTW, Thayer Sarraneo has a fine solo album herself.