Posted in music | tour dates on August 5, 2014

by Andrew Sacher

Murder City Devils in Philly in February (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
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Seattle garage punks Murder City Devils have been reunited for quite a few years now, and today (8/5) they put out their new album, The White Ghost Has Blood on Its Hands Again, their first release of new original music since 2001's Thelema EP on Sub Pop. The band's trademark organ, courtesy of former member Leslie Hardy, only shows up on one song, but singer Spencer Moody's growled vocals are still vicious as ever. You can stream the album in full at the band's webstore, where it can also be purchased in vinyl and digital formats. Three tracks can be streamed below.

The band also have upcoming tour dates including Riot Fest Chicago, Fun Fun Fun Fest and FYF Fest, but unfortunately none in NYC at the moment. All dates are listed, with those streams and the lyric sheet for the album, below...

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Murder City Devils - "Cruelty Abounds"

Murder City Devils - "I Don't Wanna Work For Scum Anymore"

Murder City Devils - "Pale Disguise"

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Murder City Devils -- 2014 Tour Dates
Aug 15, 2014 Seattle The Showbox at The Market
Aug 17, 2014 Portland Dante's
Aug 18, 2014 Portland Star Theater
Aug 20, 2014 San Jose The Blank Club
Aug 21, 2014 San Francisco Great American Music Hall
Aug 22, 2014 San Francisco Great American Music Hall
Aug 24, 2014 Los Angeles FYF Fest
Aug 25, 2014 San Diego The Irenic
Aug 26, 2014 Pomona The Glass House
Aug 27, 2014 Pioneertown Pappy & Harriett's
Sep 12, 2014 Chicago, IL Riot Fest
Nov 09, 2014 Austin Fun Fun Fun Fest

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Comments (12)

come back to NYC

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 12:10 PM

Super lame that Leslie isn't in the band anymore

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 12:17 PM

MCD without organ? kinda pointless.

Posted by McDungeon | August 5, 2014 12:33 PM

How many internet trolls are going to claim there's no organ on this record before listening to it? Jesus H Christ

Posted by Listen before reviewing | August 5, 2014 12:42 PM

I regret not seeing them at maxwells.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 1:03 PM

at 1:03pm

not to rub it in, but it was fuckin awesome

I never knew of them back in the 90s and when they made their return my wife said we were going to the Nokia. their live show hooked me. went to Maxwell's after and Webster Hall earlier this year. Hope they come back again.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 1:41 PM

Those new songs are terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 2:44 PM

New songs blow.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 2:53 PM

I guess you can't go back after all. Such a disappointment. This doesn't rock at all.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 2:55 PM

It doesn't sound far off from any of their other stuff. I've been a fan for over 12 years and honestly it is sad that people just can't handle new material from a band. I don't love it, but I am sure it will eventually grow on me.

Posted by vikingr36 | August 14, 2014 1:42 AM

I didn't care much for it at first but it grew on me fairly quickly. It sounds a lot like their first record, before the organ became so prominent, to be honest.

I went to the first two nights of the west coast tour, first at the Showbox in Seattle and two nights later at Dante's in Portland. The Seattle show was superior but the band was great both nights, the new songs fit into the set just fine and yes, they brought the organ with them.

Posted by JonH | August 25, 2014 4:53 PM

Been a fan of these maniacs since the 90s, and don't really see how this one drops the ball. I agree with Jon, that this sounds a lot like the first album they put out, which I really like.

It's angry, got some subdued stuff, the punk's there, and the organ where it's used is just awesome. No complaints with MCD here. Great to have 'em back.

Posted by Evildeadjay | August 28, 2014 2:35 PM

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