Welcome to one of the best kept secrets in music. If you know Murder By Death, you know what I’m talking about and if not, then get familiar and prepare to be won over by what they call “whiskey drinking devil music.” They’re a band from Indiana and have been in the biz for over 10 years serving up a diverse catalog of music that careens between the epic Post Rock of Explosions In The Sky and the railroad stomp of early Johnny Cash. Throw in some beautiful and strategic cello work and shroud the whole thing in antiquity and macabre and you have Murder By Death, out on tour right now and one of the best bands in music today.
Today we bring you one of their more straight-forward rockers from the phenomenal album In Boca Al Lupo, which is Italian for “Into the Mouth of the Wolf” and essentially is a way of saying good luck. In this track singer Adam Turla recounts the story of a dangerous sibling, you know the type: doesn’t come around for a long time and when he does, it’s booze, women and pursuit from the cops. Isn’t that everybody’s family? Well if not, live vicariously through the narrator of the song and find out why despite any unsavory behavior, blood will always be thicker than water.
Jarad Matula | Senior Writer