Apr 17, 2009 5:29 PM
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 Murder by Death's take on "Another Year", and other side is Amanda's cover of "Three Men Hanging" (with Zoë Keating on cello and Lyndon Chester on violin).
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!"
"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."
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).