Posts tagged ‘Murder by Death’

January 20, 2011

Talk Thursday To Me – Matt Armstrong

photo by Crystal Scanlon

2011 seems to be our year to keep thinking up awesome new segments, or at least hacky titles for fairly obvious segments we should have had all along.  This one falls in the latter, but you’ll still enjoy it.

Our new weekly segment is Talk Thursday To Me and it’s where we sit down and chat with one of our rock and roll friends.  Launching the series is the always entertaining Matt Armstrong from Murder by Death, as we discuss playing grabass with your bandmates, exploding vans and their upcoming tour.

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January 7, 2011

Rearview Mirror – Irene Yuen

Long John Silver? No, I work at Arrrrrrrrrrrrrby's. Why do you ask?

Just as love knows no boundaries, neither do our 2010 in musical reviews recognize the paltry calendar year.  Ain’t no mountain high enough, ain’t no final month of the year long enough to stop our love.

Today’s late but still timely review comes from Irene Yuen who starts her recap off with this statement:

“Why I was asked to participate in this, I still have no idea, as I have neither Rock nor Roll in my body, but because Postcard Elba asked me, I was more than happy to oblige.”

The reason we asked is because Irene is a straight up super-fan of  the most inspiring heights.  She is known to regularly drive thousands of miles to catch all the west coast dates of her favorite acts.  She loves music and we love that she loves music.  So that’s why we asked her.  Check out the objects of her 2010 obsessions below.

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January 4, 2011

Rearview Mirror – Will Pepple

He makes one of these faces when he makes love to a woman and the other face when he kills a man. We'll let you decide which.

The musical year in reviews keep trickling in from our rock and roll friends, and being the super laid back types who have never been completely sold on this whole “calendar year” thing we are happy to keep passing them on to you, the reader.

Today’s comes from Will Pepple, tour manager and sound-man for Mr. Heavenly, Matt and Kim, Amanda Blank, Murder by Death, Lucero, Deer Tick, Spank Rock, Diplo and for one magical week that surely changed the way Will thinks about life, love and music – Sam Lowry.

Will has created an amazing interactive list where you click the link and watch the words come to life with images.  Magic!

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December 29, 2010

Rearview Mirror – Bob Renock

Because sometimes you spell pimp B.O.B.

Today’s musical year in review comes to you from Bob Renock – head of Higher Step Records, director of the recent Murder by Death DVD, and bourbon aficionado.  Check out his list of the top 20 albums of 2010, conveniently submitted with the album covers for our readers who can’t read.

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December 28, 2010

Rearview Mirror – Nick Cross

Apparently this week will be shirtless dude week. You're welcome.

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.  He has mastered the twin worlds of rock and roll AND the internet, so who better to tell you about rock and roll via our blog?  Probably a lot of people, but until they file a report won’t you enjoy Nick’s?

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August 10, 2010

Murder by Death Ressurects It’s 7×7 Series.

Mamas don't let your babies crow up to be cowboys.

After taking a lengthy break from it, Murder by Death are releasing the fourth installment of their 7×7 Series of split 7″s with bands they are friends with – each one covering the other.  Past installments have included Amanda Palmer, O’Death and our very own advice columnist William Elliott Whitmore.  Who is backing up MBD this time?

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July 29, 2010

Frank Turner @ Calgary Folk Fest Pt. 2


Part two of our video collections from hanging out with Frank Turner at the 2010 Calgary Folk Fest.  Once again, below are three vids.  One from the main stage, one from his side stage appearance the next day and one from the back yard of those lovely Calgarians who welcomed us with booze and kindness.

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July 16, 2010

3 Questions for Mustache! – Question 3

The hills are alive with mustaches.

Our friend Matt Armstrong from Murder by Death recently riddled Travis Falcontamer and Jesse Grizzlebottom of the band Mustache! questions three.  The final question is a multi-part exploration into the fighting skills of various rock and rollers, movie stars and talk show hosts.

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July 12, 2010

3 Questions for Mustache – Question 1

Now this is a band photo.

Our friend Matt Armstrong from Murder by Death recently riddled Travis Falcontamer and Jesse Grizzlebottom of the band Mustache! questions three.  Here’s question one, which deals with the right way to woo a woman and also how to beat the marriage doldrums.

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July 5, 2010

Back from Vacation and Greeted by a Postcard from Murder by Death

Going through the mail at PE Headquarters we were stoked to see this lovely postcard from Murder by Death amidst the bills and junk mail.  They even wrote us two haiku poems on the back.  Check it out below.

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