Tao of the Dead, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead’s seventh and latest album, is slated for a February 8, 2011 release. The first single, titled “Summer of All Dead Souls,” will debut on November 29.
Produced by Chris “Frenchie” Smith, who also collaborated with core members Conrad Keely and Jason Reece on their self-titled LP in 1998, Tao seeks to explore the band’s musical roots.Chris Coady also contributes to the album with the track “Tao of the Dead Part 2,” a 15-minute experimental opus.
Trail of Dead was formed in late 1994 in Austin, Texas. The band’s previous album, “Century of Self,” was released in 2009. Earlier this year, they entered into a worldwide deal with Superballmusic and their Richter Scale Records Imprint. Tao of the Dead will release on February 7, 2011 in the UK and Europe and February 4 in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The album’s supporting tour will kick off at the end of March in Europe, co-headlining with Rival Schools. The US leg of the tour will begin at the end of April. Dates will be announced shortly.