AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD - SOURCE TAGS & CODES Vinyl LP
Double vinyl LP pressing includes three bonus tracks plus an etching on Side D/4. Source Tags & Codes is the third album (and first for Interscope) from the alt-rock band,... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead. It is often cited as the band's finest work, yielding a sound texture that teeters on implosion and seeing the band yank the melody back at the last second. Source Tags & Codes was met with critical acclaim, receiving a score of 85 out of 100 on review aggregate site Metacritic, indicating "universal acclaim". The Austin Chronicle's Michael Chamy called Source Tags & Codes "an album that absolutely cannot be ignored". Noel Murray of The A.V. Club wrote that the band "plays imaginative alt-rock with intense passion, and Source Tags & Codes let's the pressure build exquisitely." Noting it's "angular, Sonic Youth-style guitar and earnest anger", Blender's Michael Leonard credited the album for being "more engaging than many of [the band's] post-rock peers", while Uncut similarly wrote that "compared to so many noisemongers, TOD understand that restraint enables unleashed firepower to be exhilarating and awesome."
Track List: 1.1 Invocation - Non Album Version (Side A) 1.2 It Was There That I Saw You - Album Version (Side A) 1.3 Another Morning Stoner - Album Version (Side A) 1.4 Baudelaire - Album Version (Side A) 1.5 Homage - E P (Side A) 1.6 How Near, How Far - Album Version (Side B) 1.7 Life Is Elsewhere - Non Album Version (Side B) 1.8 Heart in the Hand of the Matter - Album Version (Side B) 1.9 Monsoon - Album Version (Side B) 1.10 Days of Being Wild - Album Version (Side B) 2.1 Relative Ways - E P 2.2 After the Laughter - Album Version 2.3 Source Tags ; Codes - Album Version 2.4 Blood Rites - E P