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Murder by Death opening for the Hold Steady, playing a boat in NYC, and a hotel in Somerset, NJ (dates & a 7″ art contest)

Murder by Death @ Pop Montreal 2010 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Murder by Death

Murder by Death aren’t on tour right now, but they are opening for the Hold Steady at Terminal 5 tonight (4/8) (tickets still available), and have some other random upcoming shows including a May 20th Rocks Off Concert Cruise, and a May 21st appearance at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Somerset, NJ. That’s how the band lists it, though a bit of research reveals that the NJ show is actually part of the Steampunk World’s Fair which is happening at that location from May 20th – May 22nd.

All MbD dates, and details on an art contest for an upcoming 7″, below…


Murder By Death and The Builders and The Butchers are happy to announce an art contest for the Seven Series split 7″ coming out this summer on MBD’s label Tent Show Records. For this release, MBD has covered The Builders and The Butchers song “In The Branches” and TBATB have covered MBD’s “Until Morale Improves The Beatings Will Continue”. Also, Ray from TBATB has a one-man band called “Mission Operation” where he makes music on Nintendo Gameboys, and he has done Gameboy covers of “Ball and Chain” by MBD “Down in this Hole” by Builders and The Butchers. AWESOME. All Four tracks will be on the 7″.

If you’re an artist and would like to participate in this contest, please submit a 7″ by 7″ 300 DPI PSD of your art and email it to . Your submission can have as little or as much information as you want. Deadline for submissions is May 25th. MBD will pick one design and TBATB will pick a second one for the B-Side.

Tha Prize

The two winning artists will each receive all 5 MBD albums on vinyl, all 3 TBATB albums on vinyl, and 5 copies of the split 7″ with their lovely art on it, with a letter of praise from MBD that will surely get them into all the finest salons in Paris and Berlin, due to our extreme prominence in the 1920s art world.

Other 7″s and new merch can be bought HERE.

Murder by Death – 2011 Tour Dates
4-8 Terminal 5 New York, NY
5-19 Musica Akron, OH
5-20 ROCKS OFF Concert Cruise Series New York, NY
5-21 Crowne Plaza, Somerset, NJ
6-18 Westword Music Showcase Denver, CO

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