New York outfit O’Death’s third LP, Broken Hymns, Limbs and Skin, feels like a giddy junkyard hoedown, from the panicked fiddle screeches of opener “Lowtide” to the celebratory gallop of closer “Lean-To.” At times it sounds morose or contemplative, but underneath the melancholy is a gospel fervor—bashed from paint buckets, banjos, guitars and anything else in kicking distance—that defines their sound.
you can hear a couple of tracks from when they were on the philly npr station last week behind the cut, plus a video..
O'Death: Old-Tyme Punk Rock
Rustic in instrumentation but punk-rock in spirit, O'Death is an jug-swigging porch band in a raw, dark way. Formed in 2003 while attending SUNY-Purchase, drummer David Rogers-Berry approached singer and guitarist Greg Jamie to start a gothic folk band.
O'Death has added members over time, honing its energetic Americana through self-released CDs and constant touring. The result stands out on the band's latest CD, Broken Hymns, Limbs and Skin, a polished recording that does its Dock Boggs and Misfits influences proud. The band performs material from its new album in a session with World Cafe host David Dye.