Record Label: Interscope Records
Source Tags & Codes will receive a double-LP expanded reissue celebrating the 15th anniversary of its original release. Housed in a gatefold cover, with the Japanese-issue back cover, and the North American cover's Henry Miller image etched on the second LP, the reissue will feature three previously unavailable tracks.
Few albums in 2002 were as highly anticipated as Trail of Dead’s major label debut, Source Tags & Codes, which thrust the band into the mainstream spotlight with glowing reviews from critics and fans alike who hailed the album as a masterpiece, lauding the band’s uncanny ability to create something at once beautiful and brutal, raw and refined. Pitchfork awarded the album a perfect 10 rating, putting it the rarefied company of such classic records as Radiohead’s OK Computer and Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Writer Matt LeMay proclaimed: “Dense, beautiful, intricate, haunting, explosive, and dangerous, this is everything rock music aspires to be: intense, incredible songs arranged perfectly and performed with skill and passion. Source Tags & Codes will take you in, rip you to shreds, piece you together, lick your wounds clean, and send you back into the world with a concurrent sense of loss and hope. And you will never, ever be the same.”