This marks the return of the Justice Files in a new, smaller, semi-regular format. Instead of ranting for pages about something I’m going to give a quick synopsis of what it is, where I found it, and why I like it. Link to a song or YouTube video then leave you to decide if you like it. The shorter format should help me churn out more of these then I have been.

The video isn’t an official one, its actually made by a friend. Remember that you’re watching for the song, not the cute girl. Without further ado may I present Wasted State of Mind by …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead.

…And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, sometimes simply called Trail of Dead, are an art rock band from Austin, Texas. A friend of mine linked me to this song and at first I wasn’t sure but over the next couple days it really grew on me. The bongos are a bit much at times but the rest of it is sublime. I was also captivated by the lyrics, specifically the last lines:

Caught in a stasis, feel like I’ve wasted all this time / With people and places who’ve never related or desired

I sat down and started listening to the album this song is off of but only got through the first song on my commute to work. I can’t vouch for their rest of their work but this song is amazing. I do look forward to the rest of the album, apparently on a few songs Amanda Palmer plays piano.