New, Independent Trail of Dead Album Due in September

superball2AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Longtime indie heroes …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead stand poised to return to their roots this September with the worldwide release of an as-of-yet untitled album through a smattering of independent labels.

Trail of Dead multi-instrumentalist and band spokesman Jason Reece hailed the return to independent labels as a “liberating experience” and concluded it would be the masterstroke of the band’s career-revitalizing pièce de résistance. “It feels great,” culled a typically idealistic Reece. “Having behind-the-scenes things sorted has really allowed us to push forward. The last few years with Interscope felt like we were sailing into the wind or plodding up a steep slope with people rolling giant boulders down on …