New York, NY (May 9, 2022)—Austin’s…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, the band’s eleventh studio album, was mastered by Scott Sedillo and KamranV at Bernie Grundman Mastering and encoded to play in Stereo and Quadraphonic Sound Matrix regular.
The new album, XI: Bleed here nowdue out July 15, 2022, was produced by Conrad Keely and Jason Reece of Trail alongside Charles Godfrey, who also produced 2020s X: The void without God and other stories.
Trail of Dead was supposed to spend 2020 on tour with its new five-piece live lineup in support of X and celebrating his 25 career anniversary but has been sidelined by the pandemic. Instead, seemingly seeking to recapture the golden age of rock and provide the listener with a more immersive experience, the band connected with KamranV, who have been working with spatial sound since the early 2000s. and introduced them to QUARK (Quadraphonic Universally Accessible Resource Kit), a free downloadable quadraphonic sound plug-in.
Grundman Cuts Quadruple Disc Live
The quad mix plan led to larger recording decisions, for example, the setup of the mics with the idea that they could mix them into four channels when following the Tosca String Quartet for the string arrangements in straight to the opening theme, “Our Epic Attempts”. and the string performance on “Millennium Actor,” which also features the band’s old friend Amanda Palmer. While doing the vocals for “Growing Divide”, the band brought in Spoon’s Britt Daniel. According to Keely, “We thought how cool it would be to have our friend Britt Daniel come over and sing one of the harmonies, so we could have four diﬀerent vocals split between two stereo mixes.”
“Art has a role to play in the next decade or decades: it must direct humanity towards solutions. Our hope is that by expanding the ways we listen and hear, we expand our own inner (my parents would say spiritual) potential for future problem solving,” says Keely.
As with all of Trail’s albums, Keely created the album cover, this time inspired by Jeremiah Chiu’s design for Suzanne Ciani in 2018. INHABIT quadraphonic LP, the first quadraphonic vinyl release in over 30 years, which was made available by KamranV’s company, Cykik.