Back in time
26 February 2022
Band: … AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD
Also abbreviated as Trail of Dead, or T.o.D.
Who: Texan DIY post-punks
Active: 1994-present / 10 albums
Anniversary album: SOURCE TAGS & CODES – 3rd LP
Released: 26 February 2002 – 20 years ago today
Pitchfork said: “While Source Tags and Codes does seem to carry with it a certain knowledge of its own brilliance, it never tries to cheaply impress. Simply put, it doesn’t need to. Dense, beautiful, intricate, haunting, explosive, and dangerous, this is everything rock music aspires to be: intense, incredible songs arranged perfectly and performed with skill and passion. Source Tags and Codes will take you in, rip you to shreds, piece you together, lick your wounds clean, and send you back into the world with a concurrent sense of loss and hope. And you will never, ever be the same.” Score: 10/10.
TUTV: The heydays of TOD, when I followed them on record and live.
This is, without a shadow of a doubt their chef-d’œuvre. Post-punk
passion from start to finish.
Key track: Baudelaire