Conrad Keely’s highly anticipated solo debut, Original Machines has been pushed from its original North American release date of January 22, 2016 to January 29, 2016 via Superball Music. With the album release a little under a month away, the singer and co-founder of art rock group …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead has premiered two tracks off the album, thus far. The most recent single, “Warm Insurrection” is an experimental upbeat track that Consequence of Sound deemed as, “a driving, psychedelic affair,” and Stereogum described as, “a lovely pileup of jangly psych guitars and rippling congas.” The debut single, “In Words Of A Not So Famous Man” provides a different look into the record, featuring “acoustic guitars and weeping string arrangements,” as illustrated by Brooklyn Vegan.
About Conrad Keely:
Keely co-founded …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead with Jason Reece, a childhood friend from Hawaii. Begun in Austin, Texas in 1995, the band has been touring non-stop ever since, and this year has marked their 20th year anniversary with their ninth album entitled IX. Not one to slow his pace, Keely was encouraged by fellow band-mate Autry Fulbright to record a collection of solo material that would allow him to vent creative ideas and styles different from the hard-rock, high energy textures his band has become known for. During his time spent as an expatriate in Cambodia, Keely began spending more time playing solo shows (although not always acoustic), as well as collaborating with other musicians, both expat and Cambodian, on material as diverse as Irish folk and American bluegrass, to Khmer classics from the golden age of Cambodian psychedelic rock, a scene cut tragically short by the Khmer Rouge regime in 1974. The diversity of styles has formed much of his latest writing, but also expanded his approach to the songs he’s written over the last twenty years for his rock band.