Split Lip Rayfield / Murder By Death

Crossroads KC

In a year that started with the loss of their friend and bandmate Kirk Rundstrom to cancer, Split Lip Rayfield was hardly thinking about music during much of 2007. But when they inevitably came back around to it, they came to a resounding conclusion: Kirk would've wanted Split Lip to live on. An emotional return to the Winfield stage marked the beginning of Split Lip's next chapter-one marked by sadness but also by the celebration of Kirk's legacy and the familial tribe that coalesces 'round every SLR hootenanny.Despite their brutal namesake, Indiana's Murder By Death is actually quite listener-friendly. Like Cursive-the band's closest musical cousin-MBD features a cello to round out its rock-tastic repetoire. Nick Cave would enjoy the group's stark collection of maudlin, minor-key pub songs. Lyrically, the group tends toward the macabre and the concept-oriented: a recent effort "Who Will Survive and What Will be Left of Them?" told the story of the Devil's arrival in a Mexican village.

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