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…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

[Vitals]
genre: Alternative Rock
sub.genre: Progressive Rock • Post-Hardcore • Noise Rock • Art Rock
label: Superball • Richter Scale
active: 1994↔present
origin: Austin, TX

[New Classics Archives]
-Apr 20, 2011→ Music Video: Summer of All Dead Souls
-Feb 11, 2011→ Album Review: Tao of the Dead
-Jan 12, 2011→ New Music: Weight of the Sun

[Current Lineup]
vocals: Conrad Keely • Jason Reece • Autry Fulbright II
guitar: Conrad Keely • Jason Reece • Jamie Miller
bass: Autry Fulbright II
drums: Jamie Miller • Conrad Keely
piano: Conrad Keely

[Components]
influences: Sonic Youth • Fugazi • Television • Helmet • The Birthday Party • Genesis • Nirvana
similar artists: The Dismemberment Plan • Les Savy Fav • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club • Interpol • Brazil
moods: Cathartic • Dramatic • Earnest • Epic • Intense • Passionate • Self-Conscious • Theatrical

[Discography]
Tao of the Dead
release: Feb 04, 2011
genre: Alternative Rock • Indie • Progressive
label: Superball • Richter Scale
duration: 52:16
producer: Chris “Frenchie” Smith • Chris Coady
singles: Summer of All Dead Souls
highlights:

#02. Pure Radio Cosplay

#03. Summer of All Dead Souls
#06. The Wasteland
#08. Weight of the Sun (Or, the Post-Modern Prometheus)
#10. Ebb Away

ratings: 
The New Classics→ 3.7 of 5
Metacritic→ 74%
Pitchfork→ 7.2 of 10
The AV Club→ B
AllMusic→ 4 of 5

***

The Century of Self
release: Feb 17, 2009
genre: Alternative Rock • Indie • Progressive
label: Superball • Richter Scale
duration: 53:28
producer: Mike McCarthy
singles: Isis Unveiled
highlights:

#03. Isis Unveiled
#04. Halcyon Days
#05. Bells of Creation
#07. Inland Sea
#08. Luna Park

ratings: 
-The New Classics→ 3.5 of 5
Metacritic→ 68%
Pitchfork→ 6.8 of 10
The AV Club→ A-
AllMusic→ 4 of 5

***

Festival Thyme EP
release: Oct 21, 2008
genre: Alternative Rock • Indie • Progressive
label: Justice • Richter Scale
duration: 17:14
producer: Mike McCarthy
singles: —
highlights:

#03. Festival Thyme
x no preview available x

ratings:
-The New Classics→ 3.6 of 5
Metacritic→ 67%
Pitchfork→ 6.2 of 10
AbsolutePunk→ 77%

***

So Divided
release: Nov 14, 2006
genre: Alternative Rock • Progressive
label: Interscope
duration: 46:14
producer: Mike McCarthy
singles: Wasted State of Mind • Naked Sun
highlights:

#02. Wasted State of Mind
x no preview available x

#04. Naked Sun
Vodpod videos no longer available.

ratings:
-The New Classics→ 3.2 of 5
Metacritic→ 68%
Pitchfork→ 5.5 of 10
AllMusic→ 4 of 5
AbsolutePunk→ 74%

***

Worlds Apart
release: Jan 24, 2005
genre: Alternative Rock • Progressive
label: Interscope
duration: 44:57
producer: Mike McCarthy
singles: The Rest Will Follow • Caterwaul
highlights:

#02. Will You Smile Again?
#03. Worlds Apart
#05. The Rest Will Follow
Vodpod videos no longer available.

#08. Let it Dive
x no preview available x

ratings:
-The New Classics→ 2.9 of 5
Metacritic→  67%
Pitchfork→ 4 of 10
AllMusic→ 3.5 of 5

***

The Secret of Elena’s Tomb EP
release: Apr 01, 2003
genre: Alternative Rock • Progressive
label: Interscope
duration: 19:17
producer: unknown
singles: —
highlights:

#04. Counting Off the Days
x no preview available x

ratings:
-The New Classics→ 3.3 of 5
Metacritic→ 76%
Pitchfork→ 6.7 of 10
AllMusic→ 3 of 5

***

Source Tags & Codes
release: Feb 26, 2002
genre: Alternative Rock • Progressive • Post-Hardcore
label: Interscope
duration: 45:54
producer: Mike McCarthy
singles: Another Morning Stoner • Relative Ways
highlights:

#03. Another Morning Stoner
Vodpod videos no longer available.

#06. How Near How Far
#08. Heart in Hand of the Matter
x no preview available x

#09. Monsoon
#10. Relative Ways
Vodpod videos no longer available.

ratings:
• The New Classics→ 3.8 of 5
Metacritic→ 85%
Pitchfork→ 10 of 10
AllMusic→ 4.5 of 5

***

Relative Ways EP
release: Nov 6, 2001
genre: Alternative Rock • Progressive • Post-Hardcore
label: Interscope
duration: 15:03
producer: Mike McCarthy
singles: —
highlights:

#01. Relative Ways
Vodpod videos no longer available.

ratings:
-The New Classics→ 2.9 of 5
Pitchfork→ 8.6 of 10
AllMusic→ 3 of 5

***

Madonna
release: Oct 19, 1999
genre: Indie Rock • Post-Hardcore
label: Merge
duration: 45:28
producer: Mike McCarthy
singles: —
highlights:

#02. Mistakes & Regrets
#04. Blight Takes All
#06. Flood of Red
#08. Mark David Chapman
#13. Sigh Your Children

ratings:
-The New Classics→ 3.3 of 5
-Pitchfork→ 8.4 of 10
AllMusic→ 4 of 5

***

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
release: Jan 20, 1998
genre: Indie Rock / Post-Hardcore
label: Trance Syndicate
duration: 39:47
producer: Chris “Frenchie” Smith
singles: —
highlights:

#01. Richter Scale Madness
#05. Gargoyle Waiting

ratings:
-The New Classics→ —
AllMusic→ 4 of 5

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