Posts tagged ‘Murder by Death’

December 20, 2011

Rearview Mirror – Nick Cross

Rearview Mirror is our annual look back at the year in music from our friends in and around the business.  Musicians, managers, roadies, superfans, bloggers etc..

Today’s year in musical review comes to you from Nick Cross – tour manager for White Rabbits, Asobi Seksu and Murder by Death and co-host of the podcast Nick & Mat’s Infinite Shitlist.

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December 10, 2011

Rearview Mirror – Postcard Elba

Rearview Mirror is our annual look back at the year in music from our friends in and around the business.  Musicians, managers, roadies, superfans, bloggers etc..

This year we’re upping the vanity aspect of it by sprinkling in our favorite posts of the past year, which you may have missed the first time around.  In March we did a little series called SXSWland Tales, where we had friends in the biz who had gone to SXSW to send us a recap of their personal experiences.  There were a lot of great ones, but this one from Will Pepple (Tour Manager/Sound Guy for Matt & Kim, Mr. Heavenly, Diplo, Lucero, Murder by Death and about a thousand other bands) was our favorite.  Just a series of photos with minimal explanation gives a good feel for the blur that is SXSW.

July 11, 2011

Where the Bus Pass Took Us

While homebodies by nature, we do regularly muster the single malt courage to go out into the world and experience music in the flesh, and we document these excursions in Where the Bus Pass Took Us.

This weekend we caught the farewell performance of Thousand Arrows (who is moving to Portland, OR), the passing through by way of Olympia, WA greatness of Eleanor Murray and local beard and hat enthusiast Sam Lowry performing at The Bishop. As usual, our camera crapped out earlier than we would like (our battery seems to be dying a swift death) but we were able to capture a couple of songs by Sam Lowry, who was assisted this show by Matt Armstrong from Murder by Death.

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July 11, 2011

This Day in Music History – Dagan Thogerson on Megadeth

Tomorrow marks the release of the 25th Anniversary Edition of Megadeth’s landmark album Peace Sells. Telling us how this album helped him become the man he is today, is Dagan Thogerson, drummer and all around party captain of Murder by Death.
May 25, 2011

Where the Bus Pass Took Us

While homebodies by nature, we do regularly muster the single malt courage to go out into the world and experience music in the flesh, and we document these excursions in Where the Bus Pass Took Us.

Last night we caught Brooklyn’s The Woes, along with local stalwart Sam Lowry, as they came through town to The Bishop. Our camera was not as charged as we thought it was and so after shooting a couple of songs from the Lowry set we were only able to get one from The Woes, but we still wanted to share. Check them out below.

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May 20, 2011

This Day in Music History (Sort Of) – Mustache! on blue jeans

It was this day in 1873 that San Francisco businessman Levi Strauss and Reno tailor Jacob Davis were given a patent to create work pants reinforced with metal rivets, marking the birth of one of the world’s most famous garments: blue jeans. To mark the occasion we asked our buddies Travis Falcontamer and Jesse Grizzlebottom from the group Mustache! to wax poetic on the blue jean and it’s influence on rock and roll and society as we know it.

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February 24, 2011

Talk Thursday to Me – Ryan Sollee

Today we talk ever so briefly with Ryan Sollee from the group The Builders and The Butchers about the evolution of the band, their new album and Cambodian funeral music.

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February 16, 2011

Where the Internet Took Us

A few days ago our twitter/facebook wall/third example of an internet connection thing blew up with the news that Murder by Death had the exhilarating experience of having one of the rear wheels come off their van while going 65mph.

Everyone is fine, but it’s a costly repair.  You can help by catching them on one of the remaining tour dates and/or by ordering the new rarities collection Skeletons in the Closet.  More info on both below.

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January 27, 2011

Talk Thursday To Me – Samantha Crain

Today we talk to Samantha Crain about life at home, touring on your own terms and getting your heart broken by NPR correspondents.

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January 26, 2011

Where the Internet Took Us – Special Real Life Edition

Last Friday we went to see our friends Murder by Death perform at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater for the 25th Anniversary of Live From Bloomington.  For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s an annual music event that raises money and food for the homeless in our community.  It’s a great event put on by the Union Board of Indiana University, and we wish them another 25 years of giving back via sweet rock and roll.  We also thank them for giving us the experience of hearing one of the most touching and beautiful songs we’ve heard in a long time during the opening act’s set.  It takes some explaining, but the song is worth it so we hope you keep reading.

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