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Exclusive Song: …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead

Hear "Ascending," a standout track off the Texan art-rock band's 4-star album, three weeks in advance of its release!

Larry Fitzmaurice // January 26, 2009

On February 17 …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead will return with their best album in years, The Century of Self — and you can hear one its top tracks right here, right now!

Opening with a wall of colliding guitar melodies and thunderous drums, “Ascending” picks up where 2002’s art- and alt-rock masterpiece Source Tags & Codes left off, complete with marching band drums and pirate-like battle chants, bolstered by vocals from Brooklyn psych-rock crazies Dragons of Zynth: “After the war / We left the dead on the shore / But their screams and cries / Still haunt us wherever we go.”

Stream the track below. Then leave your thoughts in the comments section.

Listen: …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, “Ascending”