New …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – “Inland Sea”

brandon | October 20, 2008 - 12:47 pm

When we last spotted …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, they we are at All Tomorrow’s Parties. That weekend at Kutscher’s was wrapped tightly in nostalgia, but Austin’s longest are back with a new EP that’ll work as a stopgap before a new album, so this is about the (immediate) future: The Festival Thyme EP’s out tomorrow. The four-song collection comes with three new tracks, including the “Bells of Creation (Machete Mix),” which will show up in different form on their January ’09 full-length (more on that in a moment). Collector’s can take home the EP either as a 10″ picture disc in an edition of 3,000 (this one has a cover of the Replacement’s “Within Your Reach”) or as non-vinyl version (i.e. digital, physical) version that includes “Inland Sea.” We have the tacklists and the piano-lined, appropriately nautical “Inland Sea.”

The EP was recorded last Spring. And, as previously mentioned, they’re currently finishing up their new record with Chris Coady (TV On The Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear) at his new DNA Studio in NYC. For now, the EP info:

10″ Vinyl Picture Disc (Justice/Richter Scale)
SIDE A
01 “Bells of Creation” (Machete Mix)
02 “Within Your Reach” (Replacements Cover)
SIDE B
03 “Festival Thyme”
04 “The Betrayal of Roger Casement & the Irish Brigade”

CD EP & all other formats (Superball/Richter Scale & Justice)
01 “Bells of Creation (Machete Mix)
02 “Inland Sea (EP edit)
03 “Festival Thyme”
04 “The Betrayal of Roger Casement & the Irish Brigade”

Festival Thyme EP is out 10/21 via the band’s Richter Scale Records Imprint on Justice and via the German-based Superball in Europe.