Kings of smashing a stage… firm believers in leaving no amp alive, no guitar unscathed… bombastic rockers and Austin’s own …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead are back in the studio.
They’re putting together a follow up to their 2006 release, “So Divided”. After selling only a dismal 26,000 copies of said record despite critical acclaim (their *edit*Interscope*edit* debut, “Source Tags and Codes” sold 124,000 in 2002), …Trail of Dead has decided to end it’s abusive relationship with Interscope.
…Trail of Dead frontman, Conrad Keely — via a blog post on trailofdead.com concerning the “positive” side of their experience with Interscope:
“They’ve taught us about the worthlessness of A&R people, how to yell at idiots running an art department, and how to shake hands with smiling retailers who have no idea who you are. And I love Jimmy Iovine for having worked with John Lennon and Phil Spector on the Rock and Roll sessions. I mean, that was thirty years ago, and the Rock and Roll sessions sound pretty bad over all, and John Lennon is now dead and Phil Spector has murdered people since then, but hey, that was really cool that Jimmy did that, thirty years ago, back then, and dated Stevie Nicks.”
In conjunction with the new record, …Trail of Dead launching their own label, Richter Scale Records, in association with Universal Music Group’s Justice Records. A video diary of the studio sessions can be seen at the …Trail of Dead site.