A dark, poetic blend of diverse American styles rooted in familiar but unexpected textures. A Slow Death & Loneliness consistently delivers intense and intricate arrangements that give exceptional depth to the hauntingly beautiful lyrics. Influences from Tom Waits and Nick Cave to Johnny Cash and Bill Monroe have lead the band to its own style of honest, American music.
A Slow Death & Loneliness was created in 2007 when bassist Jake Metric joined musical counterparts Matt Haden (singer/songwriter/acoustic guitar/banjo), Matt Werden (electric guitar/resonator), and Luis Cruz (drums/trumpet/piano). The band has established themselves in the unforgiving NYC music scene with an ongoing residency at Banjo Jim’s in the heart of the East Village. Their untitled debut album was released in February 2009, featuring expert local instrumentalists Gerald Menke (pedal steel), Rob Hect (Violin), and J. Granelli (upright bass).
Matt Haden - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, banjo
Matt Werden - Electric Guitar
Luis Cruz - Drums, Trumpet, Electric Piano
Jake Metric - Bass
A Slow Death and Loneliness - 2009
1 Bad Luck
2 I Could Still Be Someone
4 Baby Blues
5 Keeping Quiet
6 From One to Another
8 Let Me Go
9 The Truth
"The new record by A Slow Death and Loneliness haunted me for days, in a very good way."
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"A Slow Death and Loneliness are endlessly talented, energized and original. Completely fresh, edgy ..."A Slow Death and Loneliness are endlessly talented, energized and original. Completely fresh, edgy sounds from a band deserving much wider recognition."
We play any song from our record in addition to 2 unreleased originals. We have added a mini set of acoustic guitar/banjo songs including Clinch Mountain Backstep by Ralph Stanley. We also cover "When the Levee Breaks" by Memphis Minnie/Led Zeppelin
There are no upcoming dates at this time.