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Trail of Dead’s New World

Ferocious Texas rockers turn down the feedback on fourth CD

“I’ve become a big fan of classical music,” says …And You Will
Know Us by the Trail of Dead singer-guitarist Conrad Keely. The
Austin rockers, known for ritualistically trashing their guitars
onstage, have turned down the feedback on their fourth album,
Worlds Apart, due January 25th. In its place: lots of
pretty instrumental lulls, violins, piano and even a choir.

Lyrically, however, the group remains edgy. The album’s title
track, a Pogues-style punk-folk romp, features Keely ripping apart
soccer moms, apathetic voters, religion and, most succinctly, his
fellow rock musicians, whom he refers to as “materialistic
fucks.”

“These musicians are supposedly my peers,” he says. “But they
all seem vapid and devoid of meaning to me.”

Leading up to Worlds‘ release, Trail of Dead will be
busy breaking stuff across the U.S.

Trail of Dead tour dates:

10/26: Detroit, Magic Stick
10/28: Chicago, Metro/Smart Bar
10/29: Madison, WI, The Annex
10/30: Minneapolis, Triple Rock Social Club
11/1: Denver, Bluebird Theater
11/2: Salt Lake City, Urban Lounge
11/4: Vancouver, Commodore Ballroom
11/5: Seattle, Neumo’s
11/6: Portland, OR, Bossanova
11/8: San Francisco, Great American Music Hall 11/9: West
Hollywood, CA, The Roxy Theater
11/12: Dallas, Gypsy Tea Room
11/13: Austin, TX, Emo’s

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