Murder By Death / Red Of Tooth And Claw
Album:Red Of Tooth And Claw Collection:General
Artist:Murder By Death Added:Mar 2008

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-05-04 Pull Date:2008-07-06 
Week Ending:Jun 29May 25May 18May 11

Recent Airplay
1.Nov 20, 2009:(Hey Neil I Think) There's Something On The Ceiling
'52 Ford
4.May 18, 2008:Undrinkably Bad Oddities
Steal Away
2.Jun 04, 2009:Death Row Radio
Ball & Cahin
5.May 13, 2008:Deep Fried & Sanctified
'52 Ford
3.Jun 22, 2008:Undrinkably Bad Oddities
Rum Brave
6.May 08, 2008:Baptism a la Grecque
Comin' Home

Album Review
Rob Majors
Reviewed 2008-05-05 
Murder by Death
Red of Tooth and Claw

Rollicking and dark southern rock. Feels very southwestern and frontiersy, with a consistent mid/high energy and a density of sound reinforced with cello, boomy drums, and an appropriately rough singer who comes across more declaratory than involved. Slick production and friendly for radio throughout though maybe a little too friendly for this crowd, as it never seems to step out on quite the right limbs.

FCC: 11; My picks: 1, 3, 7, 10
See also: Thrift Store Cowboys, Nick Cave, 16 Horsepower, Johnny Cash

*1) 3:36 Catchy, upbeat two-step
2) 3:02 A swung, cabaret feel with nice jangly piano.
*3) 3:06 Dense and dark, with rolling drums and monotonic melodies.
4) 4:11 Muffled-feeling love song. A little poppier.
5) 2:49 Instrumental. Twangy and lower-energy, with prominent cello. 7-sec out.
6) 3:19 Clean, close, and sad. Mid energy.
*7) 2:05 Bouncy, more complicated groove highlighted by the dancing bass and cello.
8) 3:33 Dense, straightforward southern rock. 16-sec guitar fade out into next track.
9) 3:21 Mournful 6/8 waltz. A bit theatrical. 20-sec cello out.
*10) 2:25 Fun, stomping murder ballad. Also a bit theatrical.
11) 5:56 FCC. 6/8 cabaret with a long instrumental outro.

Track Listing
1.Comin' Home 6.A Second Opinion
2.Ball & Cahin 7.Steal Away
3.Rum Brave 8.Ash
4.Fuego! 9.The Black Spot
5.Theme (For Ennio Morricone) 10.'52 Ford
 11.Spring Break 1899