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Music: O'Death

By Reyan Ali · June 30th, 2009 · CityBeat Recommends
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O’Death’s rugged stomp grafts the power of Punk and Metal onto the faculties of Jazz, Bluegrass and Folk and spits the combination out with the unencumbered spirit of pre-WWII music. 2008’s Broken Hymns, Limbs and Skin provides a suitable portrait of a hydra-headed sound that’s garnered some varied reactions.

“I feel very comfortable with using Folk as a word to describe us but I know that our bass player feels that we are a Punk band,” Jamie says.

“We’ve definitely backed ourselves into many corners by trying to explain ourselves through a genre.”

While the New York sextet’s live show is notable for its vigor, the O’Death frontman imagines the group tapering its pace soon.

See them at the Southgate House's Independence Day Throwdown #2 Saturday with Unknown Hinson, Three Blue Teardrops, The Defibulators, Hells Fire Sinners, The Tillers and 500 Miles to Memphis.

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