Murder By Death Interview: Never Judge a Band By Their Name

Murder By Death Interview with Adam Turla
Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL

Murder By Death Adam Turla Interview

Photo by Stacy Young

Looking at their cover art and hearing their name you wouldn’t put Murder By Death in the Indie Rock category, but this four-piece from Bloomington, Indiana breaks that mold. They incorporate a mixture of different sounds including the accordion, cello, and trumpet to create this interesting Johnny Cash meets a toned down Misfits sound. In keeping with their unconventional sound, Murder By Death also draws from a different pool for their inspiration as well, referencing the Old West, zombies, and the Devil. I got the chance to chat with lead singer Adam Turla before their show at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago on August 3rd. Speaking with Adam was more like having an in depth conversation with a friend rather than interviewing a stranger about their band. It made for a really great discussion.
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