I've been slacking this week on the blog especially when considering all the new music I heard this past week. I've been kind of busy I suppose. I did buy some drums so thats kind of cool, I have them mostly setup minus a thing or two.
I've been listening to the new Beck, Hold Steady, Four Tet, Mercury Rev, Arab Strap, and Cold War Kids but now I finally found the time to listen to the new the new Trail of Dead album So Divided
. I'm liking it more than the previous album Worlds Apart
but not nearly as much as the album before that, Source Tags & Codes
. The new album features couple of guests including King Crimson drummer Pat Mastelotto and Dresden Dolls vocalist and pianist Amanda Palmer.
From Billboard: "So Divided" is the follow-up to 2005's "Worlds Apart," which has sold less than half of "Source Tags." "I put everything I had into that record, and recording it was a miserable ordeal," group member Conrad Keely told Billboard.com in July. "After its reception I was pretty much ready to retire from music and find another career, convinced that I wanted nothing more to do with making music for anyone. But when we started this new album, which was meant to be an EP, I had a different attitude. Mainly, I tried not to care at all, and approach it with a more 'I don't give a f*ck' outlook."
The album really is worth checking out, expect it in stores November 14th.