It's been, like, months since I've written something about ...And You Will Knows Us By The Trail of Dead. WTF! I must be sick, or dead, or something. What's that? No, you're right. It's unlikely that I'm dead.
As it turns out, there's actually stuff going on now that's worth talking about. The band is without a major label for the first time in years and a new album is scheduled for sometime in the Fall. They've signed with newish label Superball Music for Germany, who claim on their MySpace that the album will be out in September.
New songs have shown up in bits and pieces and things are looking good. A song called "Bells" has shown up in recent setlists and sounds pretty great to me. Here's a live version from Dublin in May:
When the band started recording, they were also posting regular video diaries documenting the process, but those kind of died off after a while. Nevertheless, we got to hear at least a little of what they've been working on. I have no idea what this song is called:
And finally, there's also a bunch of interesting stuff up on their MySpace, including some old live tracks and one really bizarre outtake from the Source Tags & Codes sessions. Check it out.
[MySpace] ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dub
[official site] ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead