In 2002, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead was the toast of indie rock. Critical smash genre overview Source Tags and Codes was getting MTV2 burn, and the Austin band's fiery live show was torching venues worldwide. During two visits to the Newport that year, ribs and instruments were shattered. Nobody was better at dredging up chaos befitting basement punk shows but attaching it to stadium choruses.

In 2002, ÖAnd You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead was the toast of indie rock. Critical smash genre overview Source Tags and Codes was getting MTV2 burn, and the Austin bandís fiery live show was torching venues worldwide. During two visits to the Newport that year, ribs and instruments were shattered. Nobody was better at dredging up chaos befitting basement punk shows but attaching it to stadium choruses.

Thanks to some weird artistic left turns, darling status was short-lived. But if you havenít messed with Trail of Dead lately, 2012ís Lost Songs is a great place to start again. Itís just as bracing as the bandís early work, once again wringing maximum impact from art-damaged noise and post-emo howling.

Saturday theyíll detonate inside Ace of Cups after UME, Red Paintings and Ease the Medic.