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‘Big Dark Love’: The new album by Murder by Death shows a different side of the band

Indie rock band Murder By Death released its new album, “Big Dark Love,” on Tuesday.

Indie rock band Murder By Death released its new album, “Big Dark Love,” on Tuesday.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Inspiration is everywhere. Just ask Adam Turla.

The singer for indie rock band Murder By Death found inspiration for new material while recording at La La Land Studio in Louisville, Ky.

“It’s this huge converted warehouse and it’s really cool,” he says during a recent phone interview. “We had been working on material for a year and a half before we got into the studio. It all just came together in there.”

Murder By Death released “Big Dark Love,” which has 10 tracks, on Tuesday.

The band also consists of Matt Armstrong, Sarah Balliet, Dagan Thogerson and David Fountain.

Turla says “Big Dark Love” reflects a different, bigger, more complex side of Murder By Death.

He says the 10 songs circle a central theme of love, only in this case, the oft-traveled topic is examined through nontraditional kaleidoscopes: the love of a parent for their child, the struggle between unconditional love and morality, loving to excess.

For the release of the album, Murder by Death went to its fans via Kickstarter and successfully funded the album with the help of almost $300,000.

“It was humbling to see the fans step up and help us get this record out,” he says. “The album is being mastered and pressed as we speak and we’re all excited to get the new music out.”

The new album marks the debut of Fountain in the band. Turla says the multi-instrumentalist joined the band and immediately made an impact on the band’s sound.

“We’ve been around for a while now and with each album, we have to push ourselves to come up with something different,” he says. “We’re constantly evolving as a band and I think the album reflects where we are as a band. We’ve gotten more introspective and are letting fans see a different side of us.”


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