OK, let’s experiment then. Climb into the Delorean with me on this one. February 7 th , 2011. We get two point five minutes of pounding skins and bass growl, guitars seethe and crackle like a jet engine heating up. After liftoff the post-rock casing falls away and we’re left with something else, something that swings and jags like Jumpin’ Jack Flash given years alone in its bedroom and forcefed guitar tone, something that keeps building speed like a, haha, like a rolling stone, not just cold rock but limbs and sweat and mains power that keeps threatening [...]
In the press release for Lost Songs , ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead were thoughtful enough to provide an explanation of the album's lyrics. It's a helpful tool when reviewing a band whose music is known just as much for its blood-fisted aggression as it is for its prog-leaning obtusity, both of which are on full display here. First track "Open Doors" deals with human trafficking in Cambodia. "A Place To Rest" is about Game Of Thrones . But without the behind-the-scenes commentary, it might seem like both songs are about [...]
It's not difficult to admire ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead's tenacity ten years after Source Tags & Codes, but it's still evident that they haven't found their footing since. ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead (whom I will refer to henceforth as Trail of Dead, since AYWKUBTTOD is too ridiculous an acronym to use) have suffered the critical fate that has befallen Mogwai: peaking too early. For many, Mogwai peaked at the very beginning with Young Team, the blueprint for guitar-centric post-rock. Trail of Dead's breakthrough came in [...]
…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – Lost Songs (Richter Scale/Superball Music) Depois do discreto Tao Of The Dead , de 2009, o ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead retorna com a fúria e a urgência de Lost Songs . Esse trabaho marca o reencontro de Conrad Keely e Jason Reece com o baixista Autry Fulbright II e o baterista Jamie Miller , formação que rendeu boas declarações de Reece, ao afirmar que essa união fez [...]
New Jersey group Titus Andronicus give us the business with their anticipated third album on which they trade concept for execution. Local Business is the closest thing to actually attending one of their live shows and features, according to our Music Director, Don Yates, "a cleaner and slightly more polished sound, generally more compact songs, less ragged singing and more personal and direct lyrics." And in case you're thinking this is a more grown up version of the band, he adds that it "hits just as hard as before, combining stirring folk-influenced melodies and energetic rhythms [...]
Oh there you are, it IS Tuesday if you didn't already know that. If not I am glad to be your personal one day a week calendar blog. Not too shabby a line up of albums available for purchase on this very Tuesday. Get to work! …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead: Up To Infinity Balmorhea: Stranger [vinyl] Bat for Lashes: The Haunted Man Blackbird Blackbird: Boracay Planet [...]
Oh there you are, it IS Tuesday if you didn't already know that. If not I am glad to be your personal one day a week calendar blog. Not to shabby a line up of albums available for purchase on this very Tuesday. Get to work! …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead: Up To Infinity Balmorhea: Stranger [vinyl] Bat for Lashes: The Haunted Man Blackbird Blackbird: Boracay Planet [...]
A few of my favorite new releases this week, including new LPs from Bat for Lashes and Titus Andronicus , a new EP from Yellow Ostrich , and a Christmas album from T he Polyphonic Spree . As always, be sure to visit Largehearted Boy for the rest of the week's [...]
Here are a few MP3s of songs from some of the better albums released this week: Black Moth Super Rainbow – “Windshield Smasher” from Cobra Juicy Minta & The Brook Trout – “Falcon” from Olympia People Get Ready – “Windy...
With CMJ out of the way and the holiday season starting to close in, we expect a huge influx of new releases and then a sudden drop off (as is usually the case at this time of year). But let's not get too far ahead of ourselves, we have THIS week to worry about. Just to give you a taste of what we're looking forward to this Tuesday, we'll drop names like ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead , Bat for Lashes , of Montreal , and Talk Normal (pictured). There's [...]
When it comes to punk rock, political matters often play a major role in terms of theme selection. American art and prog punk rockers from …AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD's eighth studio album Lost Songs came out as a clearly political statement, tackling some current issues of our chaotic, gory,
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead heeft het heilige vuur in zichzelf opnieuw ontdekt én aangewakkerd op het achtste album van de band: Lost Songs. Hierbij protesteert de band openlijk - zo lezen we in de...
Quem ficou curioso para ouvir a íntegra de Lost Songs , oitavo disco do …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead , não precisa mais esperar. O site da Spin disponibilizou o streaming completo do álbum que será lançado oficialmente no próximo dia 22. Divulgadas anteriormente, as faixas Up to Infinity e Catatonic já anunciavam o peso e a fúria que esse novo trabalho carrega. Uma marca do disco são as letras politizadas, já evidenciadas tanto na primeira faixa, sobre a guerra civil [...]
Vetran Texan stage-wreckers ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead will release new LP Lost Songs next week, and we've already posted their new songs " Up To Infinity " and " Catatonic ." And now, you can go ahead and stream the entire LP at Spin . Lost Songs is out 10/23 on Superball .
Following June’s Julian Plenti Lives … EP , Interpol frontman Paul Banks will release his sophomore, self-titled solo album on October 23rd via Matador Records. The 10-track effort was recorded in New York and Connecticut with producer Peter Katis (Interpol, The National, Jóni), and the end result is described as a “tour-de- force of exhilarating minor-key intensity.” Stream it in full below. Austin rock band …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead will release their eighth studio album, Lost Songs , on October 23rd via Richter Scale/Superball [...]
“A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.” -Willy Wonka ...Trail of Dead – “Catatonic” Vote Rich Dobney. Or, don't. Angel Haze – “Werkin’ Girls” Where did she get that Freddy Krueger claw-glove of hers? Must have! Cloud Nothings – “Fall In” Hey, just because they're loud-mouthed garage rockers doesn't mean they can't do a black and white dance number every so often. Death Grips - "World of Dogs" [...]
O engajamento político do …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead vem em forma de sátira no clipe de Catatonic . Depois de divulgarem a faixa Up to Infinity , inspirada na guerra civil síria, a banda agora critica o cenário político estadunidense, criando um personagem fictício - pela sonoridade do nome, nem tanto - chamado Rich Dobney. O vídeo foi escrito e dirigido pelo baixista da banda Autry Fulbright II , que declarou que o vídeo é uma metáfora entre a política e a catatonia. Segundo ele, existe [...]
What: In the music video for ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead' s single "Catatonic" , a politician named Rich Dobney ( see what they did there? ) sees his career crumble thanks to an insatiable thirst for booze, drugs, women, and fistfights on bathroom floors. Dobney 2016! The band's latest album, Lost Songs , hits stores on October 23rd via Richter Scale/Superball Music. Directed by: Autry Fulbright II and Sonny Clark
Austin punk stalwarts ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead haven't necessarily shown their political stripes in ... Read the full article at http://www.prefixmag.com/news/ watch-trail-of-dead-get-politi cal-in-catatonic-vid/70348/
“You are the music while the music lasts.” -T.S. Eliot ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead - "Catatonic" Jason Reece rails against American complacency on "Catatonic", the latest track from …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead' s upcoming album, Lost Songs (out October 23rd via Richter Scale/Superball Music). "We need something new every day, something to make us feel alive," Reece told Rolling Stone . "That was kind of the [...]