Trail of Dead – Conrad Keely

I’m admiring Trail of Dead’s frontman Conrad Keely more and more. Reading yesterday’s Pitchfork interview with him, where he reveals his openness and honesty about being in a band (a great one at that) and the feeling of fruitlessness that goes along with it sometimes is refreshingly bleak.

When I reviewed the band’s show in 2002, I also interviewed Conrad and drummer/guitarist Jason Reece before the show – I have the tape somewhere – it might make a good contrast to go back to it and post snippets from it down the line…

In any case, seek out the new songs – they’re (once again) awesome in a Cinemascope kind of way. And see the band at Irving Plaza on Sunday night (Saturday’s show appears sold out), and watch Jason do his DJ thing afterwards at Beauty Bar.

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