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Two Nights of …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

March 28th, 2014

Austin, Texas, prog-punkers …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead—Conrad Keely (vocals and guitar), Jason Reece (drums and vocals), Autry Fulbright (bass and vocals) and Jamie Miller (guitar and drums)—are simultaneously looking ahead to the future while also glancing into the past. They’ve been working on new material for an EP, Tao of the Dead Part III, but they’re currently out on the road revisiting their third album, the instant classic Source Tags & Codes (stream it below), which was released to mass acclaim in 2012. Pitchfork, giving its highest honor, awarded it a 10/10, raving, “Dense, beautiful, intricate, haunting, explosive and dangerous, this is everything rock music aspires to be: intense, incredible songs arranged perfectly and performed with skill and passion.” Further adding: “Source Tags and Codes is massive in its execution, bursting with layered percussion, deftly arranged strings and, most importantly, songs that are simply epic.” …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead (above, performing “Another Morning Stoner” for MoshCam) are doing a short tour playing Source Codes in its entirety plus other career-spanning songs. See them tonight at Music Hall of Williamsburg and tomorrow at The Bowery Ballroom.