“Festival Thyme” Release Show Marks Symbolic Transition

generationNEW YORK, New York (AP) — Far-travelling alt-rockers …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead will make history this Tuesday with an appearance at New York’s Generation Records; it’s their first record release show outside of Austin since the band’s inception.

“It’s sad,” said band member turned small business investor Jason Reece in a press release. “I think, in a way, in its own way, it’s symbolic. It kinda confirms that we’re no longer a fully-fledged Austin band. We’re a band with multiple home bases. Austin, New York, Nashville, Afghanistan– we have band members all over the place. I don’t think it will ever be the same.” Since Trail of Dead was officially formed in 1994, each …

Keely Bucking for Final Fantasy Job with New Album Art

finalfantasyNEW YORK, New York (AP) — Polished album cover bon vivant and regular …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead contributor Conrad Keely has admitted he would be prepared to consider a change in careers should his series of original CG booklet art ever pique the interest of Square Enix Company executives.

A longtime admirer of Square Enix’s Final Fantasy series, Keely confirmed in a recent interview he may be ready to move on from his full-time musical career given the proper situation. “It wouldn’t be easy to step away,” he acknowledged, “and it certainly wouldn’t be a decision I’d take lightly, but everyone has dreams, ambitions, whatever, and this would most definitely fulfill one of mine.” …

New Trail of Dead Album Likely to Be Delayed for Months

todNEW YORK, New York (AP) — Despite recent reports of finality, bohemian Texas troubadours …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead now appear poised to delay the release of their newest album for several months, citing a crowded New Year release slate.

The as-of-yet untitled follow-up to 2006’s critically unacclaimed “So Divided” had been penciled in by band members and management for an early January release, but financial uncertainty and looming industry turmoil has forced the band’s burgeoning self-financed label, Richter Scale Records, to reconsider their bearings and hastily scribble-erase the penciled “January” in favor of the more frugal “to be determined”. Recurring Trail of Dead frontman and apparent Richter Scale Records Chairman Conrad Keely tried his …