by Andrew Frisicano

Murder By Death @ Brooklyn Bowl in October (more by Tim Griffin)
Murder By Death

Murder By Death's fifth album, Good Morning, Magpie, will be out April 6th on Vagrant Records. The band is touring in support of it this April and May with openers Ha Ha Tonka and Linfinity. They'll play Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 2nd and Bowery Ballroom on May 4th. Fanclub presale for the tour is happening now. Tickets for the NYC show go on general sale Friday at noon.

Before then the Indiana quartet will plays some select shows that include SXSW (where they'll be at the Vagrant showcase).

The song "Foxglove," above, is off the new record. It isn't one of the group's more immediate songs; singer Adam Turla is thankfully still growling and bellowing the vocals, but without the hotheaded emotion of the band's best tracks. I'm trusting the rest of the album will correct that. Album art, tracklist and all tour dates are below...

Murder By Death

'Good Morning Magpie' tracklist
1. Kentucky Bourbon
2. As Long as There Is Whiskey in the World
3. On the Dark Streets Below
4. King of the Gutters; Prince of the Dogs
5. Piece by Piece
6. Good Morning, Magpie
7. You Don't Miss Twice
8. Yes
9. Foxglove
10. White Noise
11. The Day

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Murder By Death - 2010 Tour Dates
Mar 13 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
Mar 19 - Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa (Vagrant Records SXSW Showcase)
Mar 19 - Austin, TX @ Beauty Bar (SXSW early show w/ Lucero, The Low Anthem)
Mar 20 - Hamden, CT @ Quinnipiac University - Alumni Hall
Mar 31 - St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway Nightclub *
Apr 1 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room *
Apr 2 - Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom *
Apr 3 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Bar Deluxe *
Apr 5 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern *
Apr 6 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge *
Apr 8 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's *
Apr 9 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour *
Apr 10 - Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar *
Apr 11 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *
Apr 12 - Scottsdale, AZ @ The Rhythm Room *
Apr 14 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory *
Apr 15 - Austin, TX @ Emo's Alternative Lounging (Indoor) *
Apr 16 - Houston, TX @ Mango's *
Apr 17 - Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves *
Apr 19 - Hattiesburg, MS @ Thirsty Hippo *
Apr 20 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade Downstairs *
Apr 21 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottle Tree *
Apr 23 - Ybor City, FL @ The Orpheum *
Apr 24 - Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth *
Apr 25 - Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds *
Apr 27 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern *
Apr 28 - Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar *
Apr 29 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East: Downstairs *
Apr 30 - South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground *
May 1 - New Haven, CT @ Café Nine *
May 2 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
May 4 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
May 5 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's *
May 7 - Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls *
May 9 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop *
May 10 - Kalamazoo, MI @ The Strutt *
May 11 - Madison, WI @ The High Noon Saloon *
May 12 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock *
May 13 - Iowa City, IA @ Picador *
May 14 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
May 15 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club *
May 22 - Chemnitz, Germany @ Fuego a la Isla Festival
* Headlining tour with Ha Ha Tonka and Linfinity