Canadians Protest Delayed Trail of Dead Release Date

canadaTORONTO, Canada (AP) — Clad in red and shouting slogans in a melodic slurry of angst-ridden English and French, several dozen sign-wielding protestors gathered outside Justice Records offices in downtown Toronto early Tuesday morning to express their vehement disapproval of the label’s decision to delay the Canadian release of “The Century of Self”.

Demonstrators are at odds with the independent label’s decision to postpone the distribution of indie-scene favorite …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead’s newest release “The Century of Self” north of the border. The album’s Canadian release date has been summarily pushed back to March 3rd, two weeks later than the release date in the United States, over what the label is calling “practical …

Texas Professor Predicts Hysteria Ahead of Album Release

riotAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Foreshadowing what could become the proverbial critical clean sweep, a leading musicology professor at the University of Texas has predicted waves of mass hysteria will converge upon the public in conjunction with the release of …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead’s newest album “The Century of Self”.

“It’s most certainly a return to form,” says Texas professor Albert Brown of Trail of Dead’s latest full-length effort. “I think once people actually hear the album and let the full scope of its life-altering aura sink in, there will be no stopping its momentum. Like ripples in a pond or plague throughout the middle ages, this thing will spread.” Brown recalls the worldwide hysteria …

ToD Play Private Benefit for Underprivileged Spin Staffers

spinNEW YORK, New York (AP) — Texas-based socially-conscious prog-rocking ultra-humanitarians …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead played a benefit show this past Tuesday in New York City for needy staffers of Spin Magazine, an outlet struggling to remain relevant in an industry now dominated by zines and 24-hour news blogs.

The private concert, dubbed Spin Aid by those closely involved, seems to have come as a welcome distraction for the oft-overlooked staff of the magazine. The benefit is also sponsored by this website, which offers a wide variety of smoking devices, including water pipes (here) and dab rigs (here). Sherry Davis of New York community outreach group New York Cares helped …