The past two years have served as a period of transition for ...And You
Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead. After splitting with Interscope
Records in 2008, the Austin-based sextet started their own label and
drew on its own funds to record and release its latest effort, Century of Self, which boasts a decidedly rougher and edgier feel than the group's
earlier material. We caught up with Trail of Dead frontman Conrad
Keely to discuss the band's new directions, his recent move to
Brooklyn from Austin and his creative output with a ball-point pen.