Wednesday, November 19, 2008

You Will Know Me by My Limp

...and you will know us by the trail of dead. I've got a bone to pick with these boys. When I first got into them, it was from hearing the song Perfect Teenhood off a skateboarding video back in like 1999. Teenhood is a balls out, fast driving song which at times borders on early-post-hardcore (whatever the fuck that is), somewhat akin to Refused (somewhat).

The reality is that Trail of Dead are an art rock band who misled me for years. I'm not saying this is a bad thing, I just hate being deceived. Formed in 1994, this band is effectively packed with philosopher-king type musical geniuses who are DEFINITELY the only ones to really 'get' their songs.

You've likely heard of this band before, so today's post is really to act twofold as a reality check, and a news reel. First, they were back in the studio this autumn and are set to release a new album in 2009. Secondly, I implore you to dig a little deeper with this band. We can all enjoy songs like Another Morning Stoner, and Worlds Apart, however you'll find some next level shit if you are ready to listen through a lot of prog.

Mind you, all that being said, this is still my favorite song.

-An apology... for you.