Murder Mystery have been slowly making a name for themselves since the release of their 2008 debut album Are You Ready for the Heartache Cause Here It Comes. They've been playing a good amount of shows in NY and Brooklyn and tonight are capping a wave of recent success with an opening slot during Art Brut's triumphant week-long residency at the Mercury Lounge. Murder Mystery are definitely a pop-based band. Yet, they are the perfect '09 amalgamation of dance-synth, intertwining vocal harmonies, and driving rhythms - all of which create a potent mix for a band that's not ashamed to hit you in the face with a great hook. They just finished their self-titled sophomore album recorded with producer/engineer Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo, Sleater-Kinney, Lou Reed) due for release this fall. If you can't catch them tonight, see after the jump for other NY tour dates.
June 2nd Mercury Lounge supporting Art Brut
June 9th Free Show at Pianos
June 12th Northside Fest at Public Assembly
June 14th Northside Fest at Public Assembly