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Trail of Dead releasing new LP, touring w/ Surfer Blood(dates)

Trail of Dead at APW 2009 (more by Chris La Putt & Tim Griffin)
Trail of Dead

…And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead will team up with Surfer Blood for a North American tour in late April/early May. That tour will hit NYC twice: April 29th @ Bowery Ballroom (tickets on sale soon) and May 13th @ Brooklyn Bowl (ditto).

Trail of Dead recently posted “Summer of Dead Souls” from their forthcoming LP Tao Of The Dead at Spin Magazine, and are prepping to release said LP via their own Richter Scale Records on February 8th. In that same piece, Conrad Keeley said:

The LP is split into two parts, Part I and II, each recorded in a different tuning (Part I is in D, while II is in F). Part I is divided into 11 tracks or chapters, which play together play one long song, while Part II is an epic, 16-minute-long track with six movements, that’s produced by Coady. This format is an homage to frontman Conrad Keely’s childhood influences.

“It’s the way I listened to albums when I was a kid, seeing as some of my favorite records were Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, Yes’ Relayer and Close to the Edge, and Rush’s Hemispheres,” the 38-year-old rocker says. “I always liked listening to records that were just a continuous piece, like an orchestra or a symphony.”

Full tracklisting and album art, and all tour dates, below…

…And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead
Tao of the Dead
Art & Tracklisting:
Tao Of The Dead

1 A. Introduction: “Let’s Experiment” (2:24)
2 B. Pure Radio Cosplay (5:26)
3 C. Summer of All Dead Souls (4:17)
4 D. Cover the Days Like a Tidal Wave (2:51)
5 E. Fall of the Empire (2:28)
6 F. The Wasteland (2:33)
7 G. Spiral Jetty (1:48)
8 H. Weight of the Sun (or the Post-Modern Prometheus) (2:19)
9 I. Pure Radio Cosplay (Reprise) (3:18)
10 J. Ebb Away (2:41)
11 K. The Fairlight Pendant (5:44)
12 Tao of the Dead Part two: Strange News From Another Planet (16:32)
L. Know Your Honor
M. Rule by Being Just
N. The Ship Impossible
O. Strange Epiphany
P. Racing and Hunting

03-27 Düsseldorf, Germany – Zakk
03-28 Leipzig, Germany – Conne Island
03-30 Bielefeld, Germany – Forum
03-31 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg *
04-01 Paris, France – La Maroquinerie *
04-02 Brussels, Belgium – AB Box *
04-04 Aarhus, Denmark – Voxhall *
04-05 Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller *
04-06 Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser *
04-08 Hamburg, Germany – Übel & Gefährlich *
04-09 Berlin, Germany – Astra *
04-10 Vienna, Austria – Arena *
04-11 Zurich, Switzerland – Mascotte *
04-12 Munich, Germany – Muffathalle *
04-13 Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rockhal Club *
04-15 London, England – Electric Ballroom *
04-16 Manchester, England – Academy 2 *
04-17 Glasgow, Scotland – Garage *
04-18 Birmingham, England – O2 Academy 2
04-29 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom**
04-30 Boston, MA – Middle East**
05-01 Montreal, Quebec – Le Tulipe**
05-03 Toronto, Ontario – Lee’s Palace**
05-04 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick**
05-05 Columbus, OH – Basement**
05-06 Lansing, MI – The Loft**
05-07 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge**
05-08 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop**
05-10 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel**
05-11 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar**
05-12 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church**
05-13 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl**
* with Rival Schools
** with Surfer Blood

02-25 Miami, FL – Bruise Cruise
03-02 Manchester, England – Academy 3
03-04 Dublin, Ireland – O2 Academy
03-05 Glasgow, Scotland – King Tuts
03-06 Newcastle, England – O2 Academy 2
03-08 Brighton, England – Digital
03-09 London, England – Scala
03-10 Paris, France – La Flèche d’Or
03-11 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
03-12 Berlin, Germany – Privat Club
03-13 Hamburg, Germany – Molotow

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