If you’re unfamiliar with with Murder By Death, this is a great record for you to be introduced to their sound. They were originally a college band from Bloomington, Indiana who has made a name for themselves touring and releasing quality material for the last decade. Over time, their sound has evolved quite a bit, with marked departures from the status quo of their aesthetic along the way. The band’s latest release, Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon” is the culmination of many stylistic influences and experimentation by their members. While they maintain the dark-country-Johnny Cash-on-his-worst-day vibe cultivated in their older work, the band now has a more refined sound that would seem to appeal to a larger audience simply due to how awesome it is. Their previous release, Good Morning, Magpie, was a bit of a departure from the sound that they are known for. While it’s a great record, it has a slightly different feel to it than it’s predecessors. This latest release seems to be a return to the vein tin which they had been working while finding new ways to invigorate the blood flow.
Upcoming tour dates can be found on the Murder By Death website