You won't find the boys of Dead Confederate bragging about it on their website, but Taco Bell is "really excited to have Dead Confederate back in the Feed The Beat program". DC's new album "is in heavy rotation at the Taco Bell offices!" (their exclamation point, not mine). What's this all about, you ask?
From Taco Bell's Feed The Beat website:
For five consecutive years, Taco Bell® and its Feed the Beat® program have provided a total of 365 music artists/bands with $500 in Taco Bell Bucks. Touring music artists can relate to eating on the road and Taco Bell wants to help by picking up their post-show late-night dinner tabs so they can focus on their true passion: music.
Next time anyone in town (particularly their manager) tells you how big Dead Confederate is getting, ask yourself this question: How well can a band be doing when it prostitutes itself for $500 worth of tacos?
Though, like the band itself, most Taco Bell food is made out of grungy leftovers from the early 90's. (Aside from the Crunch Wrap Supreme, which is awesomely delicious).
Also, if the press release for your new album, Sugar, is going to mention Bob Mould--and DC's does, along with (in order) Dinosaur Jr, Meat Puppets, Sonic Youth, The Hold Steady, Smashing Pumpkins, The Walkmen, Radiohead, Led Zeppelin, The Whigs, Dandy Warhols, and Brian Jonestown Massacre--you should probably be aware that Bob Mould was in a band called Sugar. It was great; David Barbe played bass in it.
Anyway, here's a link to a free download of DC's ironically titled "Giving It All Away,' courtesy of Taco Bell and Feed The Beat.