Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Murder By Death

Add Date: April 13

Artist: Murder By Death

Album: Good Morning, Magpie

Label: Vagrant

Genre: Rock, folk

Comments: Murder By Death's folk stomp-infused rock is equal parts Cursive and Rasputina. Says record label Vagrant (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Hold Steady): "They may call Bloomington, Indiana, home, but since their 2000 formation, Murder By Death have been a band without musical borders. Theirs is a world where Old West murder ballads mingle with rock-injected Western classicism; where an album's sequencing can take listeners from a haunted back alley in rural Mexico to a raucous Irish pub."

The band's fifth LP, Good Morning, Magpie, is driven by Sarah Balliett's cello and Adam Turla's Nick Cave-like vocal delivery. Also for fans of Flogging Molly and The Black Heart Procession. Start with "Yes" and "You Don't Miss Twice (When You're Shavin' With a Knife)."

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