Friday, March 19, 2010

Murder By Death - Good Morning, Magpie

Indiana’s Murder by Death (formerly known as Little Joe Gould) layers the vocal sounds of an old saloon with the haunting strings of a 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 Nathaniel 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.

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I fell in love with this band some years ago when I was listenning to their debut album and since then I've seen them live and I was always digging their music. I didn't think that this was to happen that fast but here is the new record of this indie-folk-rock band. If you don't know them give 'em a try, their brilliant. Enjoy!

[ Vagrant Records / 2010 / Indie-Folk-Rock / CBR@320kbp/s ]

01. Hentucky Bourbon (00:33)
02. As long as there is Whiskey in the World (03:14)
03. On the dark Streets below (02:36)
04. King of the Gutters, Prince of the Dogs (04:42)
05. Piece by Piece (04:27)
06. Good Morning, Magpie (05:24)
07. You don't miss twice (when you're skavin with a Knife) (02:36)
08. Yes (02:23)
09. Foxglove (03:06)
10. White Noise (04:52)
11. The Day (03:32)


  1. Fucking brilliant! Holy shit I love this!

  2. All I can say is OH MY GOD. This album is more than I ever expected. When I heard that they went into the woods to write an album, I knew it was gonna be stellar. It is so hard to find good music like this. If you like Murder by Death you would love Wolfy Lonesome.