...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead CD EP review [Interscope]

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...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead CD EP review [Interscope]
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Apr 1, 2003, 16:34

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…AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD The Secret of Elena's Tomb CD EP

…And You Will Also Know Us By the Trail of Milk Duds—what's up with all those guys suddenly getting so fat? OK, so that comment's not as relevant or clever as my review of their first album several years back, which seems to remain a fair summation of this band: …As Well As the Trail Leading Back to Our Sonic Youth Records. Yep, some four or five years later, and it's still the same rip-off schtick. The songs have gotten a bit better, and the production has gotten fatter (along with the band members…oops, couldn't resist), but they still mine every riff, tuning and rhythm from Daydream Nation. Maybe it will work out for 'em, since most kids hearing them now were too young to appreciate Sonic Youth even in their 120 Minutes pop heyday. But we astute Your Flesh readers know better. Their trail of cannibalized musical corpses is certainly familiar. And, just because I know 'em by the trail of “dead”…doesn't mean I like ‘em. [Interscope]

-Dave Clifford

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