On May 15th, Murder by Death will release part 3 of their split "7 Series", this round featuring Amanda Palmer! The release is on 7" vinyl and contains the two bands trading covers with one another.
One side contains Amanda's cover of "Three Men Hanging" (with Zoë Keating on cello and Lyndon Chester on violin), while the opposite features Murder by Death's take on "Another Year" from WKAP.
"Murder by Death rendered one of the saddest Who Killed Amanda Palmer
songs perfectly," says Amanda. "And covering 'Three Men Hanging' with my string section on tour was a blast - we learned it the day before and recorded it during soundcheck and again at the show that night in Portland! Just like rock and roll should be: live, quick and dirty."
Adam from Murder by Death had this to say: "We're excited to be working with Amanda. We thought it would be a real challenge to perform a song by someone whose lyrics are so personal and revealing. After a lot of searching, we found the right song - 'Another Year'. Thanks for doing the series with us!"
This split is limited to 1,000 copies and is available for pre-order NOW at murderbydeath.com
. It WILL sell out quickly, so grab your copy while you still can. In fact, it's important to remember that many have already sold (as this is being promoted through Murder by Death's channels, as well) so there are even less than 1,000 available to AFP fans.
After the record ships in May, all orders will be provided with a digital download code via our friends at Bandcamp. If you can't wait, you can purchase the tracks now (in damn near any quality or format you want) at Murder by Death's brand new profile
...while you're there, be sure to check out the rest of their discography. They're still updating the site so it's not all available for purchase just yet but all of the albums contain links back to the merch store (where the AFP split is available).
<<<Edited 4/17 - original post: Some of you may remember Amanda asking about Murder By Death, and what song she should consider covering...
Not sure how closely everyone's been following this, but it's just been announced officially that her split with the band will be released in May! They haven't officially released this info yet (though they did mention it when they played here in Burlington a month back), but A covered their track "Three Men Hanging" (along with Zoë Keating and Lyndon Chester on strings)...
I have wanted a collaboration between these two artists for as long as I've known about The Dolls (I have actually known MBD a few years longer)...it's going to be great and now after having heard Amanda's song, I highly suggest you start saving your pennies for the pre-order.
In the meantime, check out the band - http://www.myspace.com/murderbydeath
Check out their merch - http://www.murderbydeath.com/merch.php
And do consider seeing them on tour - http://www.murderbydeath.com/tour.php (some might note they're bringing our friends The Builders and The Butchers out with 'em)...they're going to be playing their newest and second (my favorite) album back to back in their entirety.