#4 …AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD – “TAO OF THE DEAD” (DELUXE EDITION) …Trail of Dead aren’t anywhere near as scary as their name might have you believe. In fact, the veteran Austin, Texas band continues to raise the bar on their latest album, “Tao Of The Dead.” Members, Conrad Keeley and Jason Reece know their way around a catchy pop tune and yet they often make it as hard and as rocking as they can. Elements of psychedelia and prog-rock keep things interesting. I recommend the deluxe 2-disc edition of the record, which includes all the songs both as a suite and as separate pieces. “Weight Of The Sun” is indeed one of the very best songs of the year! The album was produced by Worlds End producer client Chris “Frenchie Smith”. Check out the full list HERE.