...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead- Source Tags & Codes

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead- Source Tags & Codes

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Label: Interscope

Reissued 2017, Originally released 2002

Source Tags & Codes is the third album (and first for Interscope) from the alt-rock band,... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead. It is often cited as the band's finest work, yielding a sound texture that teeters on implosion and seeing the band yank the melody back at the last second. Source Tags & Codes was met with critical acclaim, receiving a score of 85 out of 100 on review aggregate site Metacritic, indicating "universal acclaim". The Austin Chronicle's Michael Chamy called Source Tags & Codes "an album that absolutely cannot be ignored". Noel Murray of The A.V. Club wrote that the band "plays imaginative alt-rock with intense passion, and Source Tags & Codes lets the pressure build exquisitely." Noting it's "angular, Sonic Youth-style guitar and earnest anger", Blender's Michael Leonard credited the album for being "more engaging than many of [the band's] post-rock peers", while Uncut similarly wrote that "compared to so many noisemongers, TOD understand that restraint enables unleashed firepower to be exhilarating and awesome."

Track listing:

  1. Invocation 
  2. It Was There That I Saw You 
  3. Another Morning Stoner 
  4. Baudelaire 
  5. Homage 
  6. How Near How Far 
  7. Life Is Elsewhere 
  8. Heart In The Hand Of The Matter 
  9. Monsoon 
  10. Days Of Being Wild 
  11. Relative Ways 
  12. After The Laughter 
  13. Source Tags & Codes 
  14. Blood Rites