Friday, 19 June 2009

Free Download Friday #15: ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead

It probably seemed like a good idea at the time to call the band ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead. It is certainly a name you are unlikely to forget!

In a sense this is a follow-up to two previous posts. It is another link to free, legal concert recordings (like Free Download Friday #11: Official Bootlegs) and the site in question also has a download of a British Sea Power concert (see last week's Free Download Friday #14: British Sea Power).

The site featured this week is Wolgang's Vault - a site with a phenomenal amount of music and music memorabilia. It has oodles of stuff to listen to for free as streaming audio but it also has an extensive collection of concerts that can be bought and downloaded.

Perhaps you are all ahead of me on this one but it was only relatively recently I realised that some of their downloads are free and at the top of the list is ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead. Now this was not a band I'd heard of but who can resist a name like that? :-) So I downloaded their concert and it has to be said that I'm impressed.

Their Wikipedia entry describes them as "Art rock, Indie rock, Noise rock" but to that I would add a hint of punk and a definite leaning to prog. If you don't know them, I would recommend you give them a go. If you do know them, can you recommend an album of theirs that I should get? I'd like to hear more.

P.S. Don't forget to download the British Sea Power concert while you are there. And are there any of the other free concerts you would recommend?

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