Genre: Alternative
Label: Svart Records
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead Tao of the Dead 2LP (Gold Vinyl)

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

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First Time on Vinyl in Over a Decade!
Double LP Pressed on Gold Vinyl!
Includes a Replica of the Original Comic Book Insert!

Reissue of the 2011 album Tao of the Dead by American alternative rock band ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead. First time available on vinyl since its release year. Features a replica of the original comic book insert. Tao of the Dead is their seventh album. The band stripped down to its core four-piece lineup for the record, deviating from the past two records that featured a filled-out six-piece band. This resulted in a stripped-down record with heavy emphasis on guitar. It's a two-part record, each side with a specific musical tuning; Part One in D and Part Two in F. The album can be listened to as 16 different movements or two lengthy tracks. Part One: Tao of the Dead is split into eleven tracks, whereas Part Two: Strange News from Another Planet is five songs combined into one. Lead singer Conrad Keely described the album's composition: "It's the way I listened to albums when I was a kid, seeing as some of my favorite records were Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, Yes' Relayer and Close to the Edge... I always liked listening to records that were just a continuous piece, like an orchestra or a symphony."

This is another fascinating and unfashionable album from a band unwilling to cater to anyone's expectations except their own, and thriving because of it.
-Heather Phares,, 4/5 stars


  • Official Vinyl Reissue
  • First Time on Vinyl Since 2011
  • Double LP
  • Gold Vinyl
  • 3 Sides of Music, 4th Side Is Blank
  • Gatefold Jacket
  • Replica of the Original Graphic Novel in Zine Form


Part One: Tao of The Dead

Side 1:
  1. Introduction: "Let's Experiment"
  2. Pure Radio Cosplay
  3. Summer of All Dead Souls
  4. Cover the Days Like a Tidal Wave
  5. Fall of the Empire
Side 2:
  1. The Wasteland
  2. Spiral Jetty
  3. Weight of the Sun (or The Post-Modern Prometheus)
  4. Pure Radio Cosplay (Reprise)
  5. Ebb Away
  6. The Fairlight Pendant

Part Two: Strange News From Another Planet

Side 3:
  1. Know Your Honor
  2. Rule by Being Just
  3. The Ship Impossible
  4. Strange Epiphany
  5. Racing and Hunting

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