Manhattan Murder Mystery
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Manhattan Murder Mystery

Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States
Rock Post-punk

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Manhattan Murder Mystery are an alcohol-powered emotional-nudity machine consisting of Virginian-turned-Angeleno Matthew Teardrop, drummer Laura Velez, bassist Katya Arce, guitarist Todd Mclaughlin, and pianist Mateo. They formed in 2009 and have since developed an onstage intensity that’s undeniably solid, not to mention totally infectious, rowdy and engaging.

The only non-native Angeleno in the group, Matthew Teardrop came to LA from Virginia and met Laura the old fashioned way: craigslist. Between his undeniably truthful songs and his unique personality (somehow both dark and optimistic, reserved and larger-than-life) he soon gathered a devoted group of friends in the Echo Park music scene, with Manhattan Murder Mystery squarely in the middle of it, welcoming everyone on stage along side them to play or dance or sing along.

The sound of Manhattan Murder Mystery has been compared to the Smiths, the Replacements, and the Cramps. The songwriting has won comparisons to Warren Zevon, Lou Reed, and Patti Smith. They are inheritors of postpunk who don’t pander to its legacy; they extend it.