Bloomington, India band Murder By Death has been cranking out music for what seems like forever. And by forever I really mean since about 2000. It seems like forever because they are one of those bands that have build a following the old fashioned way of continuous touring. With numerous albums, EPs, singles, and split 7"s in their catalog, the crown moment so far is probably 2008's impressive Red of Tooth and Claw. Their Southern Gothic rock sound is guided by guitartist and frontman Adam Turla, with his young Johnny Cash vocals commanding each song like a preacher giving a fire and brimstone sermon. The landscape is made even more dense by the furious cello provided by the ever-lovely Sarah Balliet. Their last album released last year Good Morning, Magpie continued the thematic tradition of death, redemption, and even some spagetti-western influence.
They take the stage at Red 7 on Saturday [02.05.11] with The Builders & The Butchers, and Damion Suomi & The Monior Prophets rounding out the bill. Doors open at 9pm. If you haven't jumped on the Murder By Death wagon yet, first off shame on you (they have been around forever), take advantage of the opportunity now.
Here is the official video for "As Long as There is Whiskey in the World" from Good Morning.
And here is a short clip of the standout "I'm Coming Home" from Red of Tooth of Claw.
And because I like hot rock chicks, here are some pics of cellist Sarah Balliet.