Thursday, August 15, 2013

Murder By Death – AS YOU WISH: Kickstarter Covers

Back in 2012, hard rock/alt-country band Murder By Death started a Kickstarter campaign. One of the offerings was for $1000 a donor could have the band record any song of their choosing. A whopping 15 people chose this option, and now the album is available for purchase. The 15 songs mix the obvious (“We Are the Road Crew” by Motorhead), the fantastic (“Needle in the Hay” by Elliott Smith) and the absolutely hilarious (“Hold On” by Wilson Phillips). For the album, the band adopted a sort of lounge band feel, as evidenced by the album cover. However, at no point do any of these songs come across as jokey. Even songs such as Weezer’s atrocious “Unspoken” and “Just Dropped In” by Kenny Rogers are treated the same as Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” and “Little Red Riding Hood” by Sam The Sham and the Pharoahs. My personal favorite might be INXS’s “Never Tear Us Apart” as done by the world’s most evil wedding band.

To get your copy of AS YOU WISH: Kickstarter Covers, head on over to Murder By Death’s Bandcamp. Also, check out their version of “Hold On” below, as well as current tour dates.

  • Aug 22               Durty Nellie's              Palatine, IL
    Aug 23               Fine Line Music Café             Minneapolis, MN
    Aug 25              The Hub Fargo            Fargo, ND
    Aug 27              Railyard Ale House    Billings, MT
    Aug 28              Top Hat Lounge          Missoula, MT
    Aug 29              The Slice         Lethbridge, AB
    Aug 30              Starlite Room              Edmonton, AB
    Aug 31              Republik          Calgary, AB
    Sep 02             Electric Owl Social Club        Vancouver, BC
    Sep 03             The Crocodile             Seattle, WA
    Sep 03             MusicFestNW             Portland, OR
    Sep 04             Dante's                        Portland, OR
    Sep 06             The Independent         San Francisco, CA
    Sep 07             The Casbah     San Diego, CA
    Sep 08             Echoplex         Los Angeles, CA
    Sep 09             The Crescent Ballroom           Phoenix, AZ
    Sep 10             Launchpad      Albuquerque, NM
    Sep 12             Bar Deluxe      Salt Lake City, UT
    Sep 13             Bluebird Theater         Denver, CO
    Sep 14             The Record Bar           Kansas City, MO
    Sep 15             The Outland Ballroom            Springfield, MO
    Sep 17             The Vanguard             Tulsa, OK
    Sep 20             Sons of Hermann Hall                        Dallas, TX
    Sep 21             Fitzgerald's      Houston, TX
    Sep 22             One Eyed Jacks          New Orleans, LA
    Sep 24             Downtown Music       Little Rock, AR
    Sep 25             Hangar 9         Carbondale, IL
    Sep 26             Pygmalion Music Festival       Urbana, IL
    Sep 27             Taft Theatre    Cincinnati, OH
    Sep 29             Reggie's Rock Club    Chicago, IL
    Oct 05             Downtown      Saint Petersburg, FL

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