Murder By Death indeed

I remember seeing Murder By Death a couple years ago, but they didn’t strike a chord like they did Thursday night at the Bluebird Theater. Maybe it’s my old age, or the fact that I actually prefer whiskey to anything else at the bar these days. Whatever it was, I felt like I finally understood them. Well– understood them enough to get goosebumps a couple times during their set.

Their 6th full-length album is due out September 25th. It’s entitled Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon., and you can pre-order it here. They funded the vinyl pressing of the record through a Kickstarter program and actually raised over 180k….talk about dedicated fans. At one point, I remember looking around at the crowd (a totally weird/interesting mix of people mind you) and they were singing along–they loved every single word.

I had a chance to catch up with them on Friday afternoon, before their second show and they were so kind, humble and funny–very funny. Sarah wasn’t there, but we chatted in passing and she was equally as cool as the guys. So nice to see such down-to-earth folks in the spotlight.

You can listen to several of their records on Spotify. And here are some of my favorite tracks they played at the show:
As Long As There Is Whiskey in the World
No Oath No Spell

“I toasted them boasted to them
That they had met their match
But as long as there is whiskey in the world
We can drink away the heartache
We can drink away the girls
Oh we long to love but we’ll never touch
As long as there is whiskey in the world”


C + M

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