SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Lido, 9pm
On a musical scale of Richter-esque proportions, the newest album by Trail of Dead, Lost Songs, comes in at an overly intense.
The album, which is the eighth studio full-length from the Texan-based heavy alternative rockers, was instigated by geographical separation – principal members Conrad Keely and Jason Reece were halfway around the world from one another – written in their hometown of Austin over the space of a month, and recorded abroad in Germany.
These international influences and ingredients all come together in the songs, but what’s most apparent is the always introspective and occasionally caustic commentary on the world today. Lost Songs covers subject matter ranging from Pussy Riot, to American consumerism, to the Syrian civil war, suggesting that, in a world full of “first world problems,” individuals should look beyond pure creature comforts and re-evaluate what matters.
As the album isn’t out until the end of the month, fans on this tour will have the opportunity for a sneak preview of what’s to come. Natalye Childress
Lido, Cuvrystraße 7 10997 Berlin; 030 69 56 68 40; U: Schlesisches Tor; admission: €23 (in advance) / €28 (on the door).