New Music Survey: Murder by Death

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Album: In Bocca Al Lupo

Artist: Murder by Death

Label: Tent Show

Release date: May 23, 2006

Attempts at comparison: Tom Waits, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Faint, Black Heart Procession, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Circus Contraption, Dresden Dolls, Gogol Bordello

Adjectives: edgy, rousing, evocative, lawless, hypnotic, foreboading, bleak, theatrical, macabre

Nouns: Drinking songs, Concept Album, Country-rock, Blue Grass, Gypsy-rock, American Gothic, Old World, Wild West

Notable Musicians: J. Robbins (Producer: Against Me!, Dismemberment Plan)

Special Moments: "The Organ Grinder" (intense and evocative)

Literary Comparisons: Cormac McCarthy, Edgar Allan Poe, Edward Gorey

Past albums: Who Will Survive & What Will Be Left of Them

Websites: http://www.murderbydeath.com and
http://www.myspace.com/murderbydeath

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