Posted in music | tour dates on September 6, 2012

'Lost Songs' cover art
Trail of Dead

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead have announced Lost Songs, the band's new 12-track long-player due October 22 via Richter Scale/Superball Music. Contrary to what the name may imply, Lost Songs is all new material and features the track "Up To Infinity" which is streaming now at Pitchfork. Check out the rest of the tracklisting along with more info below, and look for the release on vinyl, CD, and "Limited Edition 2-CD Mediabook." That's the album art, which makes its world debut in this post, above.

Trail of Dead is currently gearing up to tour the world in support of Lost Songs, including the previously discussed US dates that see them hit Irving Plaza on 11/16 (tickets). Full tour schedule is below. The band is also offering VIP packages for tickets which include a 20-minute meet and greet with the whole band, an exclusive t-shirt, a set of buttons, a a 12" x 12" lithograph of album cover signed & numbered by the band and a cloth bag featuring artwork from the album.

In related news, Jason Reece has also kept busy with his other band Spiritual Wives. Reece & co recently shared a bill with Ringo Deathstarr in Austin, where Jason joined in on the Ringo Deathstarr set too.

Lost Songs release details are below alongside some favorite AYWKUBTTOD tracks.

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Lost Songs - Tracklisting
1 Open Doors
2 Pinhole Cameras
3 Up To Infinity
4 Opera Obscura
5 Lost Songs
6 Flower Card Games
7 A Place To Rest
8 Heart of Wires
9 Catatonic
10 Awestruck
11 Bright Young Things
12 Time and Again

Lost Songs will be released in three different formats....
• Deluxe Edition - Limited Edition 2CD Mediabook with a 180 page booklet that includes excerpts from "Strange News From Another Planet" and illustrations, both by Conrad Keely. Disc 1 contains the album plus four additional bonus tracks, and Disc 2 contains the segued version of the album with no pauses between the songs.
• Standard Edition - 1CD Jewel Case enhanced with an e-book that previews chapter one of "Strange News From Another Planet."
• Vinyl - 180gram 2LP gatefold vinyl that includes the standard version of the album plus the four additional bonus tracks.
...and you will know us by the trail of dead - will you smile again

AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD - 2012 TOUR DATES
Oct. 5 DE, Duisburg, Grammatikoff
Oct. 6 DE, Munster, Gleis 22
Oct. 7 DE, Bremen, Lagerhaus
Oct. 9 GB, Colchester, Arts Centre
Oct. 10 GB, London , Scala
Oct. 11 GB, Manchester, Acadamy
Oct. 13 GB, Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms
Oct. 14 GB, York , Fibbers
Oct. 15 GB, Norwich , Arts Centre
Oct. 17 DE, Berlin, Lido
Oct. 18 DE, Cologne, Gebaude 9
Oct. 19 NL, Utrecht, Tivoli de Helling
Oct. 20 DE, Frankfurt, Zoom
Oct. 21 BE, Antwerp, Trix
Oct. 22 FR, Paris, Nouveau Casino
Nov. 1 TW, Taipei, Don't Look Back Vol 1 @ Neo Studio Festival
Nov. 4 Austin, TX, Auditorium Shores
Nov. 8 San Francisco, CA, The Independent
Nov. 9 Los Angeles, CA, Echoplex
Nov. 10 San Diego, CA, The Casbah
Nov. 15 Washington, DC, Rock and Roll Hotel
Nov. 16 New York, NY, Irving Plaza
Nov. 17 Cambridge, MA, Middle East Downstairs
Nov. 18 Philadelphia, PA, The First Unitarian Church
Nov. 21 Chicago, IL, The Bottom Lounge
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Comments (12)

Cue the haters.

Decent track. With Sonic Youth gone, someone has to keep up with the punkish-nuanced sound.

Posted by Anonymous | September 6, 2012 12:32 PM

love this band but that is some shitty album artwork.

Posted by Anonymous | September 6, 2012 12:43 PM

Looks like they pulled that album cover art from a high-schooler's deviant art account.

Posted by Anonymous | September 6, 2012 12:45 PM

sadly, the video can't be played in germany :(

Posted by Jean | September 6, 2012 12:52 PM

going to give this a ty
their last album was pretty mediocre

Posted by Anonymous | September 6, 2012 1:13 PM

last album was mediocre? It was fucking fantastic art rock.

Posted by Anonymous | September 6, 2012 1:21 PM

Awesome band! Awesome album cover!

Posted by Anonymous | September 6, 2012 1:26 PM

The last album wasn't bad, worlds apart was pretty bad, then they had albums after that I don't even know about, then tao of the dead, which had some fox with a laser gun on it which was cool, I saw them touring for that and they played a bunch of old stuff at mhow, even 'blood rites'

Posted by Anonymous | September 6, 2012 3:00 PM

1:21-art rock! what the fuck is up with these stupid subgenres? how about math rock you fucking douche

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2012 3:06 PM

And you will know me by the trail of of pita triangle leading into the kitchen.

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2012 4:31 PM

Couldn't disagree with many of the previous comments any more. I've loved just about every album they've put out since Source Tags and Codes. What's with hating on World's Apart? That album ruled. The last one was super creative. Y'all are crazy. I can't wait to hear this album!

Posted by Red Fox | October 11, 2012 7:41 PM

cool. I want to hear open doors again the song I Mean.

Posted by jordon | July 22, 2013 3:41 PM

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