…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – “The Ghost Within” (Stereogum Premiere)

Back in August, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead announced their ninth album, IX, with a digital jigsaw puzzle. Now you can get an even better idea of what to expect. First off, that’s the artwork above, designed by band member Conrad Keely, and below you can listen to “The Ghost Within,” the first single from the album. In addition to touring the new album, the band has announced a pair of London shows where they’ll play their classic 2002 album, Source Tags & Codes, in its entirety. Check out all that below, along with a message from Keely about the album.

After an entire four days of improvisation we have completed our ninth album. The fact that it happens to be called IX is nothing more than a bizarre coincidence, and was only pointed out to us later by people who spoke Latin. We considered this a favorable omen, so proceeded to release the fucking thing. This randomly chosen track entitled “Ghost Within” is inspired by pain. We hope you can all feel this pain, and that it makes you uncomfortable because you very well deserve to be. Thank you, we think you’re really hip. Sincerely, and you will continue to know us by the rather jarringly named Trail of Dead.

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead Tour Dates:

11/03 Marburg, Germany @ KFZ
11/04 Bern Reitschule, Switzerland @ Dachstock
11/05 Winterthur, Switzerland @ Salzhaus
11/06 Luzern, Switzerland @ Konzerthaus Schuur
11/07 Linz, Austria @ ahoi! Pop Festival (Posthof)
11/08 Switzerland, Laufen @ Biomill
11/09 Munich, Germany @ Ampere
11/10 Berlin, Germany @ Bi Nuu
11/11 Hamburg, Germany @ Knust
11/12 Cologne, Germany @ Gebaude 9
11/14 Glasgow, UK @ The Art School
11/15 Coventry, UK @ Kasbah
11/16 Manchester, UK @ Ruby Lounge
11/17 London, UK @ Dingwalls *
11/18 London, UK @ Dingwalls *
11/20 Hannover, Germany @ Café Glocksee
11/21 Bielefeld, Germany @ Forum
11/22 Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Speedfest
11/23 Brussels, Belgium @ VK
11/24 Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie

* – Performing Source Tags & Codes

IX is out 11/11 via Superball.