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New Meetup: ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead with Secret Machines @ Paradise

From: Matthew
Sent on: Sunday, August 30, 2009 1:25 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Indie Rock Boston!

What: ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead with Secret Machines @ Paradise

When: September 21,[masked]:00 PM

Where:
Paradise Rock Club
971 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
[masked]

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead with Secret Machines, Midnight Masses
Monday September 21, 2009 @ Paradise Rock Club
doors at 7 PM; 18+ show, tickets $16.00

From All Music:

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead were formed in late 1994 by singers/guitarists/drummers Jason Reece and Conrad Keely, longtime friends who originally met in Hawaii before settling in the perennial indie hotbed of Olympia, WA (where Reece fronted the notorious Mukilteo Fairies). Upon relocating together to Austin, TX, the duo played their first shows as "You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead," eventually adding both the conjunction and the ellipsis to the band's name. They also recruited guitarist Kevin Allen and bassist/sampler Neil Busch, thus transforming the group from an indie two-piece into an arty quartet. After issuing a live cassette on the local Golden Hour label, AYWKUBTTOD -- already legendary in indie circles for their anarchic concert sets -- released their self-titled full-length debut on Trance Syndicate in early 1998. Following the label's collapse, the band moved to Merge's roster and issued Madonna in the fall of 1999. After signing yet another record deal with Interscope, they issued the formidable Source Tags & Codes in 2002, followed by The Secret of Elena's Tomb EP in 2003. Worlds Apart, a prog rock-inspired epic, arrived early in 2005. Despite widespread acclaim for the album, its sales were disappointing, leading Keely to consider disbanding the group. However, he and the rest of AYWKUBTTOD found inspiration in their frustration and bounced back with So Divided -- initially conceived as an EP, but gradually expanded into a full-length effort -- in late 2006. Their subsequent departure from Interscope Records convinced the musicians to launch their own label, Richter Scale Records, in partnership with the Texas-based Justice Records. Free of the constraints of conventional label deals, the band then brewed up a batch of contemporary prog anthems and released an EP, 2008's Festival Thyme, to ramp up support for a full-length album. The Century of Self followed in early 2009.

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/indierockboston/calendar/11236300/

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