…AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD is thrilled to announce the November 11th US release of their ninth full-length studio album aptly titled IX. The new album, which was produced by long-time collaborator Chris “Frenchie” Smith at Sonic Ranch Studio in Texas, will be released on October 20th in Europe where …Trail of Dead recently announced a run of tour dates.
The EU trek kicks off on November 3rd and has the band on the road through Thanksgiving. In addition, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead is revealing the album’s intricate and stunning cover art (courtesy of Trail’s very own Conrad Keely) via a digital jigsaw puzzle.
When asked about the new album, the band had this to say:
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.On the upcoming European run …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead will be joined by Canada’s Your Favorite Enemies as well as Midnight Masses – a band featuring and formed by Autry Fulbright and Jason Reece of …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead. Midnight Masses released their debut album Departuresat the end of July and the fall run will be the band’s live European debut. You can check out the Midnight Masses video for “Broken Mirrors” (featuring Haley Dekle ofDirty Projectors) here:
This fall European tour comes on the heels of an extremely successful Spring US tour that had …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead playing seminal albumSource Tags & Codes in its entirety and the new album, IX is the follow up to the band’s critically acclaimed 2012 LP release Lost Songs.
3-Nov Germany, Marburg – KFZ
4-Nov Switzerland, Bern Reitschule-Dachstock
5-Nov Switzerland, Winterthur – Salzhaus
6-Nov Switzerland, Luzern – Konzerthaus Schuur
7-Nov Austria, Linz – ahoi! Pop Festival (Posthof)
8-Nov Switzerland, Laufen – Biomill
9-Nov Germany, Munich – Ampere
10-Nov Germany, Berlin – Bi Nuu
11-Nov Germany, Hamburg – Knust
12-Nov Germany, Cologne – Gebaude 9
14-Nov UK, Glasgow – The Art School
15-Nov UK, Coventry – Kasbah
16-Nov UK, Manchester – Ruby Lounge
17-Nov UK, London – Dingwalls
20-Nov Germany, Hannover – Café Glocksee
21-Nov Germany, Bielefeld – Forum
22-Nov Netherlands, Eindhoven – Speedfest
23-Nov Belgium, Brussels – VK
24-Nov France, Paris – La Maroquinerie