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Trail of Dead announce new album, IX, plus tour dates

on August 14, 2014, 2:20pm

Austin post-rockers …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead will release their ninth studio album on November 11th via Superball Music. Aptly titled IX, the follow-up to 2012’s Lost Songs was produced by longtime collaborator Chris “Frenchie” Smith at the Sonic Ranch Studio in Tornillo, TX.

In describing the album, the band released this fairly cryptic statement:

“From the crowded streets of Phnom Penh to the vast empty landscape of West Texas…we have cut through…burned through…and followed through to reach you…From the heat of the desert…to the heat of your city’s sprawling squall…This transmission is here to transport and ruin you. It is the release of your mortal coil…Just let the rain wash it away from the mountains…down to the motherfucking sea…wash it away …blow it all away and check this moment out.”

In anticipation of the album’s release, fans can occupy their time by piecing together the album’s cover art (handdrawn by frontman Conrad Keely) via a digital jigsaw puzzle. Test your spatial skills here.

In support of the album, Trail of Dead has also announced a UK and European tour for November. The outing follows their spring tour of the US, where they played their seminal 2002 album, Source Tags & Codes, in its entirety. Consult the full schedule below.

(Live Review: …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead play Source Tags & Codes at Chicago’s Empty Bottle (4/1)

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead 2014 Tour Dates:
11/03 – Marburg, DE @ KFZ
11/04 – Bern, CH @ Reitschule-Dachstock
11/05 – Winterhur, CH @ Salzhaus
11/06 – Luzern, CH @ Konzerthaus Schuur
11/07 – Linz, AT @ ahoi! Pop Festival
11/08 – Laufen, CH @ Biomill
11/09 – Munich, DE @ Amper
11/10 – Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu
11/11 – Hamburg, DE @ Knust
11/12 – Colonge, DE @ Gebaude 9
11/14 – Glasgow, UK @ The Art School
11/15 – Coventry, UK @ Kasbah
11/16 – Manchester, UK @ Ruby Lounge
11/17 – London, UK @ Dingwalls
11/20 – Hannover, DE @ Cafe Glocksee
11/21 – Biefield, DE @ Forum
11/22 – Eindhoven, NL @ Speedfest
11/23 – Brussels, BE @ VK
11/24 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie