Earlier today, Austin rockers …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead announced a new record called Lost Songs, and released a track from it directly influenced by the Syrian Civil War. Here’s the band’s Conor Keely with some more context:
Hello, we are … And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead. This is our eighth album, it was recorded this summer in Hanover, Germany. The music was inspired by the apathy to real world events that has plagued the independent music scene now for over a decade.
The first preview of our album, entitled “Up To Infinity,” is about the Syrian civil war. We believe that tyranny and despotism suffered by any people, anywhere, is intolerable and should not be treated as an internal matter, but completely justifies intervention by the international community.
We would like to also dedicate this song to Pussy Riot.
11/04 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/08 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
11/10 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
11/15 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
11/16 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
11/17 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
11/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
11/20 – Toronto, Ontario @ Lee’s Palace
11/21 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge