We Hold Nothing in Our Hands

by Murderbait

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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.


released April 2, 2016

Recorded and engineered by Victor Nash at Destination:Universe in Portland, OR
Mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph in Portland, OR


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Murderbait Portland, Oregon

A melting pot of post-punk, psychedelic, 70's kraut-rock, and dark space rock, Murderbait's music/lyrics reveal themes related to the hardships of the human condition, trauma, chronic depression, etc., from a very personal/first-hand point of view, with a strong resolve to conquer these elements through psychedelic art and music, and the eventual acceptance of life as beautiful, in and of itself. ... more

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