album is coming along great. just wrapping up the tracking, and in the next few days will be sending it off to Trina Shoemaker (who produced and mixed Red of Tooth and Claw) to mix the album. Very pumped.
Murder By Death are excited to announce a new project!
It is an instrumental soundtrack to a book called “Finch” by Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror author Jeff Vandermeer. He approached MBD about doing a soundtrack to go with the limited edition of his new book, and we thought it was such a strange idea we had to do it. The book reminds us of Bladerunner- with spore-faced bad guys. Bitchin’. We locked ourselves up in our friends studio (Farm Fresh) in Bloomington, IN for 5 days and wrote and recorded an instrumental album inspired by the book. We have used a lot of crazy techniques that we have never tried before on this record. Our old pianist Vincent Edwards lent his hand(s) at the piano, organs, and Rhodes. Each song is attempting to recreate a scene or mood from the book- the release shows the page numbers in the book that correspond to each track on the CD. We are putting this out on our label Tent Show records. The pressing with be only 1000 copies. Each copy will come with a download code. Downloads will also be available for purchase as of Oct 7, 2009.
preorder the CD now at
downloads from Bandcamp.com available oct 7
In Finch, mysterious underground inhabitants known as the gray caps have reconquered the failed fantasy state Ambergris and put it under martial law. They have disbanded House Hoegbotton and are controlling the human inhabitants with strange addictive drugs, internment in camps, and random acts of terror. The rebel resistance is scattered, and the gray caps are using human labor to build two strange towers. Against this backdrop, John Finch must solve an impossible double murder for his gray cap masters while trying to make contact with the rebels. Nothing is as it seems as Finch and his disintegrating partner Wyte negotiate their way through a landscape of spies, rebels, and deception. Trapped by his job and the city, Finch is about to come face to face with a series of mysteries that will change him and Ambergris forever
We want to play Australia. If you’re Australian tell your local promoters and clubs that they should bring us there!
WOWWEE! WE GET TO GO TO EUROPE TWICE IN THE NEXT COUPLE MONTHS. ALSO ADDED SOME U.S. FESTIVALS. MORE GASLIGHT ANTHEM DATES COMING, PLUS ABOUT 10 HEADLINING SHOWS ON THE DAYS OFF OF THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM TOUR. MANY SHOWS!
SUMMER EUROPEAN TOUR!
Jul 12 2009 8:00P
Performing at Magnolia Festival-Inzago(Milano) Inzago (Milano)
Jul 13 2009 8:00P
Porcupine Pub Rovigo
Jul 14 2009 8:00P
Performing at Hana Bi Marina De Ravenna
Jul 18 2009 8:00P
Performing at Sa Fest Nuoro (on the island of Sardegna)
Jul 23 2009 8:00P
Jugendhaus West Stuttgart
Jul 24 2009 8:00P
Performing at Stonehill Festival Bern
Jul 25 2009 8:00P
Performing at Globaltica Festival (@ Kolibki Park) Gdynia
Aug 16 2009 8:00P
Green Music Fest 09 Chicago, Illinois
Aug 22 2009 4:00P
performing at SYS Fest @ Ojibway Island Saginaw, Michigan
OUR FIRST TOUR OF GREECE!!!
Sep 1 2009 8:00P
Headlining at An Club Athens
Sep 3 2009 8:00P
Headlining at Bloc 33 Thessaloniki
Sep 4 2009 8:00P
Headlining Khpotheatro Alkazar -No Budget festival Larissa
TOUR OPENING FOR THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM
Sep 8 2009 8:00P
Mr Smalls Theatre OPENING FOR GASLIGHT ANTHEM Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sep 9 2009 8:00P
Bogart’s OPENING FOR GASLIGHT ANTHEM Cincinnati, Ohio
Sep 11 2009 8:00P
Sokol Auditorium OPENING FOR GASLIGHT ANTHEM Ohaha, Nebraska
Sep 13 2009 8:00P
Ogden Theatre OPENING FOR GASLIGHT ANTHEM Denver, Colorado
Sep 16 2009 8:00P
House of Blues OPENING FOR GASLIGHT ANTHEM San Diego, California
Sep 17 2009 7:00P
OPENING FOR THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM @ Henry Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, California
Sep 20 2009 8:00P
The Fillmore OPENING FOR GASLIGHT ANTHEM San Francisco, California
Sep 22 2009 8:00P
Berbati’s Pan OPENING FOR GASLIGHT ANTHEM Portland, Oregon
Sep 23 2009 8:00P
Showbox OPENING FOR GASLIGHT ANTHEM Seattle, Washington
Sep 24 2009 8:00P
Commodore Ballroom OPENING FOR GASLIGHT ANTHEM Vancouver, British Columbia
Sep 26 2009 8:00P
Edmonton Event Centre OPENING FOR GASLIGHT ANTHEM Edmonton, Alberta
Sep 27 2009 8:00P
MacEwan Ballroom OPENING FOR GASLIGHT ANTHEM Calgary, Alberta
Sep 29 2009 8:00P
Riddell Centre OPENING FOR GASLIGHT ANTHEM Regina, Saskatchewan
Oct 1 2009 8:00P
Garrick Centre OPENING FOR GASLIGHT ANTHEM Winnipeg, Manitoba
Oct 3 2009 8:00P
The Cabooze OPENING FOR GASLIGHT ANTHEM Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 4 2009 8:00P
Turner Hall OPENING FOR GASLIGHT ANTHEM Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Oct 5 2009 8:00P
The Intersection OPENING FOR GASLIGHT ANTHEM Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Oct 6 2009 8:00P
St. Andrews Hall OPENING FOR GASLIGHT ANTHEM Detroit, Michigan
Oct 12 2009 8:00P
Town Ballroom OPENING FOR GASLIGHT ANTHEM Buffalo, New York
Oct 13 2009 8:00P
Kool Haus OPENING FOR GASLIGHT ANTHEM Toronto, Ontario
Oct 18 2009 8:00P
The Trocadero OPENING FOR GASLIGHT ANTHEM Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oct 21 2009 8:00P
The National OPENING FOR GASLIGHT ANTHEM Richmond, Virginia
Oct 22 2009 8:00P
9:30 Club OPENING FOR GASLIGHT ANTHEM D.C., Washington DC
Oct 26 2009 8:00P
Newport Music Hall OPENING FOR GASLIGHT ANTHEM Columbus, Ohio
European Tour July 12-25- Italy, Sardegna, Germany, Switzerland, and Poland
We have a new pressing of IN BOCCA AL LUPO ON VINYL for sale. Its on 180 gram 12″ Orange Flamed vinyl with a printed insert. Its a different pressing and version than the original crazy gatefold. Get em here ONLY AT MURDERBYDEATH.COM
Also! There are a ton of cool new posters available at MURDERBYDEATH.COM
They’re from tours from the last couple years. Lots of varieties, lots of different sizes. Some are handscreened. There are anywhere from 2 to 40 of each poster left so get em before they’re gone. These won’t be repressed.
Home for the summer writing (and relaxing). We will play a few shows here and there but will not be touring full-on this summer so we can have a much-needed break. We played 200 shows in the last year. yowza. Thanks everyone
Hi folks- the MBD/AMANDA PALMER SPLIT 7″ is selling fast so get em before theyre gone. the MBD/William Elliott Whitmore and MBD/O’Death ones are sold out already, and this one will be gone within the month so grab em while you have the chance. Get em here ONLY AT MURDERBYDEATH.COM
WE HAVE A NEW AND BETTER SYSTEM TO GET YOU DOWNLOADS OF THESE SONGS!!! You can also buy some of the old songs for the split 7’s that are sold out. IF YOU DID NOT GET A DOWNLOAD AND YOU PURCHASED ONE OF THE FIRST TWO RECORDS WE ARE WORKING ON A SOLUTION TO GET YOU YOUR DOWNLOAD FOR FREE.
After the record ships in May, all orders will be provided with a digital download code via our friends at Bandcamp. IF YOU ONLY WANT THE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, YOU CAN PURCHASE THEM NOW (in damn near any quality or format you want) at Murder by Death’s brand new profile…while you’re there, be sure to check out the rest of our discography. We’re still updating the site so it’s not all available for purchase just yet but all of the albums contain links back to the merch store (where the split is available).
Also at the merch store is a new pressing of Red Of Tooth and Claw on RED VINYL. cool. thanks!
On May 15th, Murder by Death will release part 3 of their split “7 Series”, this round featuring Amanda Palmer. The release is on 7″ vinyl and contains the two bands trading covers with one another.
One side contains Murder by Death’s take on “Another Year”, and other side is Amanda’s cover of “Three Men Hanging” (with Zoë Keating on cello and Lyndon Chester on violin).
Adam from Murder by Death had this to say: “We’re excited to be working with Amanda. We thought it would be a real challenge to perform a song by someone whose lyrics are so personal and revealing. After a lot of searching, we found the right song – ‘Another Year’. Thanks for doing the series with us!”
“Murder by Death rendered one of the saddest Who Killed Amanda Palmer songs perfectly,” says Amanda. “And covering ‘Three Men Hanging’ with my string section on tour was a blast – we learned it the day before and recorded it during soundcheck and again at the show that night in Portland! Just like rock and roll should be: live, quick and dirty.”
This split is limited to 1,000 copies and is available for pre-order NOW at murderbydeath.com. It WILL sell out quickly, so grab your copy while you still can. In fact, it’s important to remember that many have already sold (as this is being promoted through Murder by Death’s channels, as well) so there are even less than 1,000 available to AFP fans.
After the record ships in May, all orders will be provided with a digital download code via our friends at Bandcamp. If you can’t wait, you can purchase the tracks now (in damn near any quality or format you want) at Murder by Death’s brand new profile…while you’re there, be sure to check out the rest of their discography. They’re still updating the site so it’s not all available for purchase just yet but all of the albums contain links back to the merch store (where the AFP split is available).
At the Tucson show fans have us a total of $12 to gamble with the next day in Vegas. We promptly lost it all, on a $10 roulette bet on black and $2 of quarter slot spins. Oh well. Thanks anyway.