About the Band

MURDERBAIT

We Hold Nothing In Our Hands

From the rain drenched valley, where star is hidden by coal colored cloud, in a dimly lit room, thick with spore of black mold, the music of Murderbait pervades.

Songs written in such landscapes juxtapose with the beautiful, yet perilous woods surrounding, cannot help but to carry darker chambers of the psyche. Allowing, and even embracing such themes, Murderbait sonically entrances as lyrics explore the forgotten or even avoided spaces. 


Unafraid to wander, beyond the experience of failure, with no hope or need to find the answer, the 4 piece has long slipped the oppressive shackles of genre and resides beyond the wall among the outcasts and exiles. Gladly.

Embarking on the album, "We Hold Nothing In Our Hands", with only 4 days to record, the richness of instrumentation relied heavily on the members many years of experience in the studio. With the heavier layers of rhythmic drive, interwoven among glassy melodic ballads, set the foundation for floating overtones of psychedelia and drone, beyond the warmth of vintage style keyboard sounds, overly saturated delayed guitar, silky bass, and dynamically complex percussion; cello, horns, violin, synth, and a small choir graced the stage.

The room moves as the music transits the listener to other worlds yet acknowledged.

An ethereal tide of minor-chorded trances with roots firmly established in the fringes of the early punk movement, as well as early 70's kraut-rock, and various forms and eras of psych, and even elements of smoke drenched jazz and American folk.Taking up the torch that artists such as Cohen, Bowie, and Cave, have blazed, Murderbait walks an unpaved road of uncertainty and is unafraid to show the colors of such stems, yet is no stranger to experimentation and casually walking past boundaries set by most "scenes".

Murderbait's lyrics tend to drift from storytelling in thinly veiled fable, to observational explorations of the human condition and the oddity of existence. Given these multitude of factors and pulls, Murderbait unapologetically evolves from album to album, from song to song, and from performance to performance.