Austin art-rock punks ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead return with their 11th album XI: Bleed Here Now, recorded in historic quadraphonic sound, offering listeners an immersive experience that will take them through an audio journey from one track to the next.
An unlikely but powerful combination of punk fury and prog rock ambition, ...And You Will Know Us by The Trail Of Dead started out as fiery iconoclasts and gradually refined their attack over their multi-decade career without losing any of their passion. In the late ‘90s, their cathartic live shows and propensity to destroy their gear translated to early manifestos like 1999’s Madonna, but when they added more control and polish to their music on 2002’s landmark major-label debut Source Tags & Codes, they created one of the most epic alternative rock albums of the early 2000s -- a time when epic rock wasn’t exactly fashionable.
Trail Of Dead’s fondness for grand gestures, as well as the intricate yet expansive sounds of Pink Floyd and Yes, informed later works such as 2005’s Worlds Apart, and their maverick spirit led them to release several albums, including 2009’s The Century Of Self, on their own imprint. The band stayed true to their fervent yet philosophical approach in the 2010s and beyond, resulting in triumphs like 2011’s Tao Of The Dead and 2020’s X: The Godless Void And Other Stories, and now with their 11th album, XI: Bleed Here Now.