Published Oct 13, 2014Long-running, long-winded Texas alt-rock act …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead will soon release their new album IX. Ahead of its arrival, the group have shared a new song from the LP.
"A Million Random Digits" is at once muscular and melodic, a pulsing fist-pumper with crunchy guitars and memorable vocals.
In a press release, the band offered the following statement about the song:
A Million Random Digits - the title stolen from a book I found on one of those shelves in a guest house where backpackers are supposed to leave a book when they take one. Fortunately I'm not a backpacker so I'm not obligated to leave anything if I take one - which is also how I got a copy of Balthazar Gracian's Art of Worldly Wisdom (in it Gracian recommends allowing yourself one vice, and mine is stealing useful things like books). The lyrics were inspired by the Viking series I'd recently watched on the History Channel -actually I watched a pirated copy (yet another vice) because we don't get the History Channel out here. I felt a sense of connection to the idea of the Northmen being away from family while going a-raiding, similar to being away from family while working on a record - you end up killing about the same amount of people as well.
IX will arrive on November 11 through Dine Alone Records/Superball Music.