Formed in late 1994 by singers,guitarists,drummers Conrad Keely and Jason Reece, Trail of Dead has evolved over the years expanding their lineup while still being creatively driven by the core founding members. Friends since childhood, Keely and Reece started playing music in the indie rock town of Olympia, WA and eventually relocated to Austin, TX where they started â€¦And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead. Their first release was a selftitled album that came out on Trance Records in 1998 and was succeeded by Madonna in 1999 on Merge records.Trail of Dead toured the US with Superchunk shortly after and in 2002 they released Source Tags and Codes on Interscope Records. Over the next four years the band released two additional albums on Interscope Records.Worlds Apart and So Divided before parting ways in the fall of 2007. In the Spring of 2008, â€¦Trail of Dead launched their Richter Scale Imprint and thanks to a partnership in the US with Justice Records and in Europe with Superball Music, their sixth studio album The Century of Self was released in February 2009.
The past two years has seen,And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead flourish with the return to their indie roots and with the regaining of their independence. Their last album The Century of Self earned them raves in the press. SPIN gave the album a four star review, The New Yorker raved,ferocious, a new brand of progressive rock infused with anarchic execution and Billboard proclaimed Trail of Dead has once again found its footing. In the Spring of 2010 the band entered a worldwide deal with Superballmusic and their Richter Scale Records Imprint. With a new deal in place, Keely and Reece are ready to unleash their latest opus TAO OF THE DEAD.
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