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Murder By Death



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Hometown: Bloomington, IN (USA)

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Murder by Death is an American five-piece indie rock band from Bloomington, Indiana. Their name is derived from the 1976 Robert Moore film of the same name.

Murder by Death was formed in 2000 in Bloomington, Indiana, by guitarist Adam Turla, cellist Sarah Balliet, percussionist Alexander Schrodt, keyboardist Vincent Edwards, and bassist Matt Armstrong. One of the group's first shows was at the Channing-Murray Foundation's cafe The Red Herring in Urbana, Illinois, with former American Football drummer Steve Lamos' solo project DMS. After the show, the head of the TEAM AV record label with which Lamos was working offered to help Turla and his bandmates secure additional shows. Around the same time the band met Thursday vocalist, Geoff Rickly, when the two bands played on the same bill at a gig in their hometown of Bloomington. Rickly introduced the band, known at the time as Little Joe Gould, to his friend Alex Saavedra (owner of Eyeball Records), who also took an interest in the band.

In 2001 the band self-released the eponymous Little Joe Gould EP and early the next year contributed the song "I'm Afraid of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" to the TEAM AV compilation Foreign Nationals. A short time later the group changed their name to Murder By Death, which they felt better represented their sound.

On November 5, 2014, the band announced that their seventh album, Big Dark Love, would be released on February 3, 2015, on Bloodshot Records. A presale of the album was again set up through the website Kickstarter.


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Murder By Death Big Dark Love

Murder By Death

Big Dark Love (2015)

Bloodshot Records

Murder by Death / O'Death live in Boston

Murder by Death / O'Death

live in Boston (2015)

live show

Murder by Death live in Boston

Murder by Death

live in Boston (2012)

live show

Murder By Death Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

Murder By Death

Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon (2012)

Bloodshot Records

Murder by Death / Fake Problems live in Charleston

Murder by Death / Fake Problems

live in Charleston (2011)

live show

Murder by Death Good Morning, Magpie

Murder by Death

Good Morning, Magpie (2010)

Vagrant

mewithoutYou / Murder by Death live in New York

mewithoutYou / Murder by Death

live in New York (2010)

live show

Gaslight Anthem / Murder by Death live In Denver

Gaslight Anthem / Murder by Death

live In Denver (2009)

live show

Gaslight Anthem / Murder by Death live in Brooklyn

Gaslight Anthem / Murder by Death

live in Brooklyn (2009)

live show

Murder by Death live in Chicago

Murder by Death

live in Chicago (2009)

live show

Murder by Death Red of Tooth and Claw

Murder by Death

Red of Tooth and Claw (2008)

Vagrant

Murder by Death live in Chicago

Murder by Death

live in Chicago (2008)

live show

Thursday / Murder by Death live in Farmingdale

Thursday / Murder by Death

live in Farmingdale (2007)

live show

Murder by Death In Bocca al Lupo

Murder by Death

In Bocca al Lupo (2006)

EastWest / Tent Show

Murder by Death / This Providence live in Levittown

Murder by Death / This Providence

live in Levittown (2006)

live show

Poison The Well/The Bled/Murder By Death live in Detroit

Poison The Well/The Bled/Murder By Death

live in Detroit (2004)

live show

Braid / Murder By Death / The Response live in Milwaukee

Braid / Murder By Death / The Response

live in Milwaukee (2004)

live show

The Weakerthans / Lucero / Murder By Death Live in Providence

The Weakerthans / Lucero / Murder By Death

Live in Providence (2004)

live show

Thursday/This Day Forward/Murder By Death live in Columbia, SC

Thursday/This Day Forward/Murder By Death

live in Columbia, SC (2003)

live show

Murder By Death Who Will Survive, And What Will Be Left Of Them?

Murder By Death

Who Will Survive, And What Will Be Left Of Them? (2003)

Eyeball

Murder By Death Like The Exorcist, But More Breakdancing

Murder By Death

Like The Exorcist, But More Breakdancing (2002)

Eyeball

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Interviews

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Adam Turla (Murder By Death)

Monday, April 19, 2010 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Adam Turla (Murder By Death)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 8:00 PM (EST)

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