Austin Texas noiseniks And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead have just announced that they are heading over here on tour this Autumn. Not only that but they’ll also be bringing with them a new album, their 8th, titled Lost Songs which is due for release on October 22nd. Those of you with good memories will recall that their previous effort, Tao of the Dead, featured quite in our “Top 100 albums of 2010” list so you can imagine we’re all pretty stoked by the news here. (Well, maybe I’m less stoked than everyone else as they arent playing Bristol). And just when you’re thinking it can’t get any better it only flipping goes & does – they’ve also dropped a stream of a track from the new album to whet our appetites, a track that’s directly influenced by the Syrian Civil War. It’s a typically blistering track which demonstrates how the band are still at the top of their game.
Here’s the track & the band want it to be known that it’s dedicated to Pussy Riot.
About the album the bands Conrad Keely more than hints at the underlying political theme of it….
Hello, we are …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead. This is our eighth album, it was recorded this summer in Hannover, Germany. The music was inspired by the apathy to real world events that has plagued the independent music scene now for over a decade. The first preview of our album, entitled “Up To Infinity”Â, is about the Syrian civil war.ÃÂ We believe that tyranny and despotism suffered by any people, anywhere, is intolerable and should not be treated as an internal matter, but completely justifies intervention by the international community.
Here’s the tour dates:
October 9th, 2012, GB, Colchester, Arts Centre
October 10th, 2012, GB, London , Scala
October 11th, 2012, GB, Manchester, Acadamy
October 13th, 2012, GB, Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms
October 14th, 2012, GB, York , Fibbers
October 15th, 2012, GB, Norwich , Arts Centre