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And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead unveil new music video, “Isis Unveiled”

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 by Ryan Buege

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…And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead are back at it this month with a new music video from their album called The Century of Self (released in February), and while they’ve left the major label behind for this one, they still clearly haven’t forgotten the breathtaking bombast that made their subtle psychedelics so appealing to the majors in the first place. On their new music video for “Isis Unveiled”, the Texas sextet charges through an epic, noisy prog-rocker as Conrad injects his sneering, the rhymthmic vocal delivery over the majestic orchestration. Aided by the simple and straightforward psychedelic imagery that they are known for, the visuals on this video extremely haunting in their delivery, with Conrad’s cold stare delivering some immediate bone-chilling realism. Not a really return to form, this is moreso a restatement that about the great aspects of the Trail of Dead that never really left. The Trail of Dead are clearly sick of being kicked while their down, and now that they’re back standing on their own feet (aka independet label), I doubt they’re going to be letting anyone knock them back over anytime soon. If my music senses are still working correctly, I’d say that this band still has a few classics on their hands…

MP3: …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, “Isis Unveiled” (from Century of Self, available now)

…Trail of Dead schedules 2009 tour; prepares new album

Posted in Music News with tags , , on Friday, January 30, 2009 by Ryan Buege

I’m probably not the only one surprised to say it, but …And You Know Us By the Trail of Dead is soon releasing a new album and will be stopping in the Metro area to play some of the songs from Century of Self in the live setting. In the course of my time listening to the band, I”ve seen highs and lows that are unparalleled to what I’ve seen from any other band. From their aural genius on their early albums through to literally seeing the band engage in physical fighting fueled by obvious drunken internal conflicts onstage during their appearance with the Blood Brothers a few years ago at Station 4 – it’s honestly a bit unexpected that these guys were able to keep it together for over 10 years now.  Still, I might have been writing them off a bit too early. From my point of view their last album, 2006’s  So Divided, was improved (and slightly more cohesive) from some of the missteps they made on their ambitious, meticulous Worlds Apart release in 2004. We’ve only got one song so far, so it’s hard to tell if they’re back to the glory days of S/T, Madonna, Source Tags…, and Elena…or still lost in the fog of recent years.

Either way, I’m a glass half full kind of guy, and I’ve got an open mind. To hear what Trail of Dead has brewed up this time, click here to listen to their song “Isis Unveiled” (Radio Edit) from the forthcoming album Century of Self. It will be available on Feb. 17th, so we’ll have a review when we get a copy.

Keep reading for a full list of all their tour dates, including at stop at the beloved Triple Rock in March, collected and confirmed… Continue reading