Tuesday, January 11, 2011
[press release] …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead – Conrad Keely and Jason Reece – has teamed up with Baeblemusic for an exclusive release date event at Littlefield in Brooklyn on February 8th to celebrate their seventh full-length studio album – Tao of the Dead (Superball Music). This very special event will be the band’s only NYC area show until they return in April to kick off their co-headlining tour with Surfer Blood at Bowery Ballroom. It’s an opportunity for fans to catch the band in an intimate setting and get to view the incredible artwork of Trail’s own Conrad Keely. Not only will Keely be displaying original art from the new album, he’ll also be debuting two large scale paintings.
A surprisingly forceful yet sophisticated new album, Tao of the Dead also features unbelievable cover art by Keely who brought characters and elements from previous album art to life through his graphic novella – created to accompany the release. When Keely co-founded the band with Jason Reece in 1994 he began discovering new ways to blend his love of art and music, mainly through the band's album covers and CD booklets. The art has evolved over the years, but has always been in a Victorian style, with a more recent branch into what some people have categorized as Steampunk – a sub-genre of science fiction and fantasy that often draws from the Victorian era when steam power was used and the genre came into prominence during the 80’s and early 90’s.
To celebrate this incredible artwork and the band’s impressive new album …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead teamed up with Baeblemusic, Superball Music and Littlefield to put on this one time release date event.
Tuesday February 8th, 2011
Littlefield – 622 Degraw Street . Brooklyn NY
Doors: 8:00 / Show: 8:30
$12 via www.littlefieldnyc.com or Ticketfly
And visit Baeblemusic.com for a chance to win a limited number of free passes.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 9:18 PM