The Murder’s first studio EP has been released to critical acclaim, featuring superior production values and the injection of new life into a sometimes stagnant movement. As Rob V of Cheap Thrills notes, the group “offers up a brand of classic Boston punk with catchy, in your face tunes and plenty of devil may care.”
Their sound is fast and loud, harking back to the early days of Social Distortion and Cock Sparrer, with a touch of The Clash thrown in for good measure. The opening track “Boston Burns” recalls some painful history in the Red Sox nation, while the politically charged anthem “C-B.S.” provides some perspective on more national events. “Movin’ On”, “Glass House” and “Gravedigger” show that The Murder is capable of writing songs of a more personal nature, while “Rounders” is a rallying cry for players on the pro poker circuit. Invigorating and noteably well-produced, the album exudes an unrefined disposition that’s faded from the genre in recent years. David Day of The Weekly Dig sums it up best: “The history of Boston punk rock would take 1,000 of these blurbs – or one listen to the debut EP from The Murder”.
The Murder: Roach McKrackin (Guitar, Vocals), Pat Gill (Guitar, Vocals), J-Lanz (Bass), Jeremy G (Drums)
Produced By: Roach McKrackin
In memory of Victoria Snelgrove, who was killed by the Boston Police during the riots following 2004 ALCS between the Red Sox and the New York Yankees.
Inspired by the 2001 East Coast Tour of my (Roach) first band, Entrophy. This song is about life on the road.
Recounting some of the adventures we had while living at The Glass House, a punk house on Mozart St in Jamaica Plain MA. Everything in this song is true.
A reminder that you should never blindly trust the media. The title makes reference to “Rathergate”, the scandal surrounding the 60 Minutes II story aired on CBS in 2004 about George W. Bush’s National Guard service.
Ode to the blue collar workers who make the world turn, and the joys of ending each long day with a good stiff drink.
Tribute to all the professional and semi-pro card players in the world, including some of our good friends.