You’ve probably heard a lot of buzz from us here at KUTX about …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, and for a damned good reason. Since forming back in ’94, founding members Conrad Keely and Jason Reece have left a firm imprint on the Austin Music Experience with Trail of Dead’s brand of well-calculated, high-intensity post-punk and alt-art-rock. And after five years of living in Cambodia, a homesick Keely returned to the Live Music Capital and hit the ground running on ToD’s tenth album, proving once again that you can take the boy out of Austin but you can’t take Austin out of the boy.
The end product is X: The Godless Void and Other Stories, featuring a dozen new songs – two for each year that’s passed since 2014’s IX – that recall sonics from across Trail of Dead’s lengthy career but with a fresh, rejuvenated energy. …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead officially hits the quarter century mark in 2020, and they’ll be kicking off a two-month international tour tonight at Far Out Lounge. X: The Godless Void and Other Stories is out this week so keep looking forward to more and more from these local heavyweights, starting with “Don’t Look Down”!