We have to say we're pretty pleased with this new ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead song, if only because it has completely dodged our expectations. If someone told me that "Wasted State Of Mind" was a track from the new Damon Albarn project The Good, The Bad And The Queen we'd have no trouble beleiving it. This new song is certainly good, very textured in surprising ways, opening with polyrhythmic drumming and ending with a drum roll and accordion. Really. It is about as far as you could get from what we'd expect from the same group of guys we watched toss their gear up into the ceiling tiles of TT The Bear's club here in Cambridge several years ago. Anyway, have a listen and decide for yourself. The song is the third track on So Divided, which streets Nov. 14.
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead -- "Wasted State Of Mind" [RM | WM]