Murder by Death

Music, Rock and indie
Murder by Death
Photograph: Greg Whitaker Murder By Death

Taking its name from a satirical mystery film (one that starred Truman Capote and Alec Guinness), the origins of Murder by Death's moniker are fitting, considering the sweeping, cinematic scope of its 2015 album, Big Dark Love. Backed by horns, strings and crescendoing guitars, frontman Adam Turla's gravelly baritone has all the gravitas of a narrator dictating a harrowing plot. Here, the band headlines Bottom Lounge to ring in 2018 with some dramatic songs that hopefully won't portend another drama-filled year.

By: Zach Long

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