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Murder by Death shares triumphant psych jam 'Strange Eyes'

Murder By Death

(Greg Whitaker)

Over the course of a nearly 15-year career, the band Murder by Death has taken a leading role in a growing effort to unite indie rock with country and folk. But they’ve also released plenty of music that defies their reputation as just twangy roots rockers. On Feb. 3 they’ll release their seventh LP, Big Dark Love, featuring the song “Strange Eyes,” in which they tap into the same reserve of acid-fried energy that powers psych-rock bands like Spiritualized and the Black Angels, adding some intriguing drone to the mix before exploding the whole thing with some rousingly triumphant guitar heroics.

The band will hit the road at the end of the month with an itinerary that’ll include three nights at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, better known as the hotel from The Shining.

Murder by Death Tour Dates [buy tickets here]

12/30/2014 Englewood CO Gothic Theatre

12/31/2014 Englewood CO Gothic Theatre

1/2/2015 Estes Park CO The Stanley Hotel

1/3/2015 Estes Park CO The Stanley Hotel

1/4/2015 Estes Park CO The Stanley Hotel

1/30/2015 Seattle WA The Crocodile

1/31/2015 Portland OR Star Theater

2/3/2015 Salt Lake City UT Bar Deluxe

2/5/2015 San Francisco CA The Independent

2/6/2015 Santa Cruz CA The Catalyst Atrium

2/7/2015 West Hollywood CA The Roxy Theatre

2/8/2015 Santa Ana CA Constellation Room

2/9/2015 Phoenix AZ The Crescent Ballroom

2/10/2015 Albuquerque NM Launchpad

2/12/2015 Dallas TX Club Dada

2/13/2015 Austin TX Red 7

2/14/2015 Houston TX Fitzgerald’s

2/15/2015 Memphis TN Hi-Tone Cafe

2/24/2015 Pittsburgh PA Mr. Small’s Theatre

2/25/2015 Cleveland Heights OH Grog Shop

2/27/2015 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club

2/28/2015 New York NY Bowery Ballroom

3/1/2015 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg

3/4/2015 Hamden CT Ballroom at the Outer Space

3/5/2015 Charlottesville VA The Southern

3/6/2015 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer

3/7/2015 Washington DC Black Cat

3/8/2015 Raleigh NC Kings

3/10/2015 Ybor City FL The Orpheum

3/11/2015 Orlando FL The Social

3/12/2015 Atlanta GA Terminal West

3/13/2015 Nashville TN Mercy Lounge

3/14/2015 Bloomington IN The Bluebird

5/28/2015 Milwaukee` WI Turner Hall Ballroom

5/29/2015 St. Paul MN Turf Club

5/31/2015 Chicago IL Subterranean

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