The Murder's first studio EP has been released to critical acclaim, noting 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
About The Artist
Over the past two years the The Murder have established themselves as a group with a sound that is both dynamic and approachable, traits not often heard in the genre.
Always high energy, The Murder churn out hard hitting tunes with memorable hooks and sing along choruses, establishing a connection with their ever growing fanbase.
With influences as diverse as rock, country and reggae the group is simultaniously blazing new trails while staying true to their punk rock roots.
Lead guitarist Roach McKrackin, rhythm guitarist Pat Gill, bassist Steve Brocone and drummer Jack Snyder are no strangers to the Boston music scene, having put in their time with a number of notable Boston bands.