Told A Lie About Yourself, It Felt So Good To Deceive. You Pulled The Wool Over Everyone, Told Them Whatever They'd Believe.
Well, well, well. Looks like someone's been listening to The Beatles White Album on repeat. On their upcoming release So Divided, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead flex their melodic skills by channeling the fuzzed out, dirty rock that dominates one of the best Beatles albums. Laying off the pummeling sound they are known for, TOD instead rely on hooks that lay in wait just beneath the surface of the track; only to reveal themselves after repeated spins. While I am a huge fan of Source Tags & Codes, So Divided may just end up being my favorite album in their catalogue. For your listening (dis)pleasure:
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead: Wasted State Of Mind
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead: Witches Web
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead: Naked Sun
...And You Will Know Us By TheTrail of Dead: Life
If you happen to swing by TOD's website (which you should) you will be greeted by a post from lead singer Conrad Keely. Apparently, the album leaked a little while ago and the band is none too pleased. As a premptive measure, I want to let everyone know that I received an advance copy from their PR company and DID NOT snag it online.