I’ve never been a huge fan of …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead. In fact, I haven’t really heard much from the band at all, and I’m not sure why. I always meant to check out their 2002 album Source Tags And Codes but never did. Sometimes these things just sneak past you.
Anyhow, I got an advance copy of the new Trail Of Dead album So Divided a few days ago and have been loving almost every second of it since then. It is subversively catchy and sonically intriguing. I hear shades of everything from Mission Of Burma to (undeniably) late-period Beatles. Basically, this album is melodic yet interesting and with layer upon layer of sound waiting to be revealed. In shot, So Divided is (at least so far) totally fucking awesome.
So come next week, I’ll most certainly be heading out to buy Source Tags And Codes. Trail Of Dead kicked off a tour with The Blood Brothers yesterday, and you most certainly don’t want to miss it. They’ll be playing a town near you soon. And when So Divided is officially released on November 14th, I highly recommend that you pick up your own copy.
MP3 | Trail Of Dead – Wasted State Of Mind So Divided
MP3 | Trail Of Dead – Stand In Silence So Divided