Any ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead fans out there?
Sometimes called [URL=http://www.trailofdead.com/news/]Trail of Dead[/URL] for short, this Texas-based band kicks ass. They've had a couple albums out, including "Madonna" and "Source Tags and Codes" and just came out with a new one, "Worlds Apart," which I haven't gotten yet but want to. Some people are quick to label this band "emo," which I think is bullshit because I think "emo" greatly mislabels this group, let alone the fact that I hate the term "emo."
I got into this band a couple years ago when a friend of mine and I were driving to the Metro in Chicago for a show. He played "Source Tags" for me in his car and asked me if I heard these guys. He then said they're playing the Metro a couple nights later and wanted to know if I wanted to go. I passed for some stupid reason and haven't been able to catch them live since. "Source Tags and Codes" is an amazing album; songs like "It Was There That I Saw You" have a clean riff going for a few seconds, then just kick into noisy chord-strumming, and then back to a quiet, crawling melody, all within the first minute or two of the song. Other songs like "Another Morning Stoner" and "How Near, How Far" are just catchy as hell and rock, for lack of better terms.
If you guys like this band, post it here and show your appreciation loud and proud. If not, do yourself a favor and check these guys out, they're fucking awesome. Their new web layout is pretty sweet, too.