The Murders

The Murders

 Boise, Idaho, USA
BandAlternativeGothic

The Murders are 2 shots of indie rock, a shot of goth, and a shot of new wave. A post punk frenzy with sex on the brain looking through doomed-stained glasses.

Biography

The Murders Bio

The 21st century post-punk/new wave revival continues thanks to the efforts of Boise, Idaho's The Murders. The quartet mixes familiar retro styles with a modern twist and creates a sound that's raw yet familiarly compelling. The Murders were born in January 2004 as a side project by husband/wife duo Jacobb T. and Ashley Sackett. The side project soon became the serious project and the duo enlisted their friend, Dr. James Litke to the group. The group's prolific output has yielded 50 songs in four years with 13 of those appearing on their self-titled debut album. "All of these songs were home-produced," explains Sackett, "which really contributed to retaining that raw, 'Murders' sound without being lo-fi or being hard to listen to." That sound, which the groups dubs "erotic punk", is a combination of techniques and styles weaned from such influences as Wall of Voodoo, The Cure, Joy Division, Bauhaus, The Strokes and The Cramps. Their lyrics, however, owe more to psychobilly. "Our songs deal with realities, morbidity, dark humor, and subtle forms of erotica", explains Sackett, "as well as a few tales of mythological beasts or bizarre yarns of cannibalism." The quirky, tongue-in-cheek stories range in content from science fiction ("Entering Jupiter") to retro-erotic encounters ("White Knuckle") to horror ("Lycanthropy"). The group has shared the stage with numerous up-and-comers such as The Epoxies, The Phenomenauts and The High Violets. They were also featured in the 2007 BoDog Battle of the Bands. The Murders are currently working on their second full-length album.

Lyrics

Galore

Written By: Jacobb T. Sackett

Candles are lit
The liquor's fresh
Your body's covered with a silky-laced mesh
The curtains are closed
The sheets are down
In my own sweat
I begin to drown with-

Chorus:
Love galore
Love galore in my dreams

Take a breath, and dive again
Scratches on my chest begin to burn
Intense like a massive ax
Melt together with the climax
With love, with love, with-
(Chorus)

Bridge:
Deflowered, deflowered, deflowered like an infinite pop (2x)
Like an infinite pop...

Words and Music by Jacobb T. Sackett
Copyright 2006 The Murders

Endangered

Written By: Jacobb T. Sackett

Mass suicide
No places to hide
Suits say it's nothing, but others say it's genocide
People on their knees at the Wailing Wall
Waiting patiently for the world's fall

Chorus:
All I can see is black
The earth is on her back
Still some will cover their eyes
Waiting for a blessing in disguise

I sit here on the brink
Watching the earth sink
Into black, the blackest hole
Destiny looks at us and it's our call
(Chorus 2x)

Bridge:
Outside the world bleeds
The preacher tells us to get on our knees
One last chance for salvation
Before humanity's termination

The child looks into his mother's eyes
The fear is obvious and he cries
She quiets him with a story
While the world begins exploding
(Chorus 2x, end song)

Words and Music by Jacobb T. Sackett
Copyright 2006 The Murders

White Knuckle

Written By: Jacobb T. Sackett

Grab the side of the bed
Squeeze on every spasm
White knuckles, it's so intense
I explored the deepest cavern

What do you say? Thank you

Pleasure and pain
Have mixed real well
And you've seemed to concur
Well, since we're in such agreement
There's contents under pressure
Just say the word

What do you say? Thank you

Grab the side
Squeeze on every
White knuckles
I explore

What do you say? Thank you
What do you say for everything I've given you?
What do you say? Thank you

Discography

"The Murders" - self titled LP available on CDBaby.com

Our song, "Galore", gets regular rotation on Boise's Alternative FM station, 100.3 The X.

We have a lot of tracks on various websites that are streaming, downloadable, and some on internet radio.

Set List

Our set can last from 20 minutes to over an hour, depending on the venue and time constraints.

Our typical set would look something like:

GALORE
WHITE KNUCKLE
FLUSTERED
CIRCUIT BOARD
TRUTH
ENTERING JUPITER
CANNIBAL
DIMENSIONS
ENDANGERED
FLOORBOARDS
BOB’S A TROOPER
A BIG PROBLEM
THE LECTURE
GOD TOLD US TO
WITH THE LIGHTS OFF