Saddle Creek, 2013
A husband and wife duo whose debut was gentle, folksy indie-rock, this time around things are louder, fuzzier and with more emphasis on the bass. Chris Senseney’s deep, soulful voice narrates the thoughtful lyrics, and his guitar moves from blues to country influenced to raw rock’n'roll. While it’s still a rustic listen, it’s a much bolder, fuller and daring outing for an already fantastic musical couple.
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Bermuda Mohawk Productions, 2011
Ramshackle Americana-folk-punk, think Lawrence Arms covering Murder By Death songs. Cue whiskey-rough vocals, raucous sing-alongs, banjos galore, the odd jubilant harmonica solo, and a decent debut record climbing out of the wreckage.
Indiana’s Murder By Death are a restless bunch. A decade together has seen the band roam genres from folksy indie to post-rock to americana to vaudeville to barroom ruckus, as well as album-length concepts like sin and redemption or the devil taking over a small Mexican border town. April saw the release of their fifth full-length, Good Morning, Magpie on Vagrant Records. Inforty caught up with singer and guitarist Adam Turla to find out more. Continue reading
Combining post-rock (in the strong atmosphere, the piano, cello, and rangy guitars) and arty indie (in its dynamic bent, the shared male/female vocals, and the spoken samples), Swallow Up The Moon sounds a bit like Murder By Death covering Gregor Samsa songs. Or vice versa. An impressive EP from the Californians.