Trail of Dead Generation Records (more by Tim Griffin)
RCRD LBL: So tell me about how you wrote [the song] "Bells Of Creation".Trail of Dead have added even more tour dates since last time we spoke, and tickets are finally on sale for both Bowery Ballroom AND Music Hall of Williamsburg.
TOD's Conrad Keeley: Well, I wrote it after I saw a band, a friends band. We're friends with the guys from Secret Machines, we've toured with them before, and Ben from Secret Machines left to start his own band called School Of Seven Bells. And the show that I went to see them for the first time was really inspiring and [I was] really into what they were doing.
Where was the show?
I don't think that venue is around anymore, it closed. It was on Ludlow, just off Delancey on the Lower East Side. It was one of those clubs that just closed in the last year, you know a bunch of clubs were bought out by rent. So, I had that kind of sound in my head and I was inspired by that. The association of "Bells" being there, I named the song I was writing, inspired by that show, after a hymn, called "Bells Of Creation" that we used to sing when I was in school back in England. Every morning the school would have assembly, and all the kids would gather in the assembly hall and we'd all sing hymns. And that was one of my favorite hymns, "Bell Of Creation." It was just singular, "The bell of creation."
School of Seven Bells also have a bunch of shows coming up of their own.
And you will know us by the Trail of Dead - 2009 Tour Dates
Feb 19th Granada Theater Dallas, TX
Feb 20th Walter's on Washington Houston, TX
Feb 21st One Eyed Jack's New Orleans, LA
Feb 23rd The Social Orlando, FL
Feb 24th The EARL Atlanta, GA
Feb 25th Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
Feb 26th Rock & Roll Hotel Washington, DC
Feb 27th Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
Feb 28th Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Mar. 1st Middle East Downstairs Cambridge, MA
Mar 4th Lee's Palace Toronto, ONT
Mar 5th Pike Room @ The Crofoot Pontiac, MI
Mar 6th Logan Square Auditorium Chicago, IL
Mar 7th Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
Mar 9th Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
Mar 10th The Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 12th Neumo's Seattle, WA
Mar 13th Richard's on Richards Vancouver, BC
Mar 14th Berbati's Pan Portland, OR
Mar 16th Slim's San Francisco, CA
Mar 17th Echoplex Los Angeles, CA