2006 Midwest Music Summit

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Monday, August 07, 2006

Murder by Death @ MMS

Murder by Death is a semi-local band that has been seeing some serious press lately. They're from just south of Indianapolis in Bloomington. They recently stopped by WOXY.com's Lounge to play five songs and do an interview. They are about to release their 3rd album called In Bocca Al Lupo on their own Tent Show label.

For fans of bands like Man Man, The Decemberists, Tom Waits and Johnny Cash.

Murder by Death - Brother
WOXY.com Lounge Act

Find mp3s from their previous works here.

Indiana's Murder by Death layers the vocal sounds of an old saloon with the haunting strings of an Hungarian folk dance and the hard driving rhythms of pure rock n' roll, producing what Stuff magazine has called "lush, orchestrated songs," somehow simultaneously reminiscent of Johnny Cash and Radiohead. Added to that thick and intriguing sound are a series of dark and ironic lyrics, combining the mood and tone of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds with the narrative force of the Decemberists or a short story by Nathanial Hawthorne. Adam Turla fills out these sometimes frightening, sometimes beautiful lyrics by conjuring up a cast of character voices, allowing the songs to speak with the force of the characters themselves, and providing the listener with a sense of ensemble unique in rock music. - website


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