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Preview Sun Feb 23 2014
And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead may have taken some flak for signing to a major label (at a time when it mattered what label a band was on), but there were few complaints about their first output for Interscope in 2002. Source Tags & Codes was the album that forced people to think of Trail of Dead as more than just a band that trashed their gear every night. That's not to say their earlier albums are anything less than solid, but Source Tags & Codes was on a different level. It didn't veer from being rowdy and vigorous, but it was also crisp and melodic in a way they hadn't been before, as showcased on "Another Morning Stoner" and "Relative Ways." But, most importantly, it just sounded awesome. And putting aside arguments about the band's trajectory since then, they have remained terrific live.
And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead headline two shows at 6:30 and 9:00 at the Empty Bottle on Tuesday, April 1. They'll play Source Tags & Codes in full. The Paris band La Femme opens. The shows are 21+ and $20. The Empty Bottle's at 1035 N Western.