The Little Death
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The Little Death

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
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"various review excerpts"

“One of New York’s best-kept sultry secrets….top notch players and volcanic generosity…singer Laura Dawn’s staging and rocket-fuel is punk…and her powerhouse voice channels blues and gospel…she’s a riveting performer, her own blend of Tina Turner and Janis Joplin…Daron Murphy bends low with his guitar and to her right, Moby paces forwards and back with his bass. The sound is their own special cocktail of soul, punk, blues, rock, and just the right amount of drunk.” –Annie Nocenti, The Brooklyn Rail

"noirish-blues-rock meets Laura Dawn's sultry purr and the bald one's punk" Time Out NY

"The rock and soul outfit cranked out one hell of a performance...the kind of music played in old juke joints updated with some modern touches...soul searching lyrics about love and other catastrophes...Laura (Dawn)'s a powerhouse of a woman with a voice that makes you feel this big (take your thumb and index and put them close to each other)..You just don't mess around with her..." -

"Like the original Ike & Tina Turner Revue, minus the beatings. I love them." -John Waters on The Little Death nyc

"Move over Janis Joplin!" - David Lynch - various


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The Little Death nyc is Aaron Brooks (drums), Laura Dawn (lead
vocals), Daron Murphy (guitar, bass, & harmonica) and Moby (bass,
guitar). Their sound is like a drunken bar fight between John Lee
Hooker and Kurt Weill or the desperate love-child of Big Mama
Thornton and Robert Mitchum. Old blues, soul, punk & vintage
psychedelia slamming behind songs about fucking and despair,
drunken joy and glorious dissolution, fronted by a white girl
with a voice equal parts Bessie Smith and Dusty Springfield.
Their shows (featuring backup singers Luci Butler and Corrie McCrae, aka The Death Threats) are raucous and passionate--a punk-rock fueled blues revival for hungry souls.