“The Wasteland” appears in the middle of longtime Austin crew …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead’s seventh album Tao Of The Dead. Considering all the conceptual elements present — take a look at the above album art and title, of course, references to Robert Smithson, and songs with titles like “Weight of the Sun (Or the Post-Modern Prometheus), etc.” — you might as well play it safe and brush up on T.S. Eliot while listening to the sunny psychedelic pop song.
Tao Of The Dead is out tomorrow (2/8) in the US via the band’s own Richter Scale and Superball. They’ll be on Jimmy Fallon tonight. There’s an art show/album release party/live performance tomorrow at Littlefield, Brooklyn.