Watch Murder by Death's Moving 'Lost River' Video

Indiana crew inject animated short with weary, lovesick wisdom

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Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Though Murder By Death's latest music video is not for the Disney crowd, the clip for "Lost River," a highlight off the veteran Indiana outfit's 2012 Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon LP, does function as an animated short film. It opens with our hero floating helplessly underwater, longing for his lady love. Cut to the female lead, who sees a vision of her man trapped beneath the lost river. She takes a dive and finds her guy, but the freshwater-crossed lovers see a tragic end. Think of it as a grim, gothic companion to the Oscar-nominated Paperman short.

Watch the video, which was directed by Gabe Darling of O'Death, above and find Murder By Death's tour dates below.

Murder by Death 2013 tour dates:

May 26 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow's 
May 27 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brewing Company
May 28 – Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
May 29 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
May 30 – Santa Barbara, CA @ SoHo
June 1 – Wichita, KS @ Wichita River Festival
June 2 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
June 4 – Fayetteville, AR @ George's Majestic Lounge
June 6 – Dubuque, IA @ Mindframe Theater
July 6 – Silverado, CA @ Oak Canyon Ranch Orange County
July 13 – Lansing, MI @ Adado Riverfront Park
August 22 – Palatine, IL @ Durty Nellies
August 23 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café
August 25 – Fargo, ND @ House of Rock @ The Hub
August 27 – Billings, MT @ The Railyard
August 28 – Missoula, MT @ Top Hat
August 29 – Lethbridge, AB @ The Slice
August 30 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite
August 31 – Calgary, AB @ Republik
September 2 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
September 3 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
September 4 – Portland, OR @ Dante's
September 6 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent 
September 7 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
September 9 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
September 10 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad 
September 12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Bar Deluxe 
September 13 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
September 14 – Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar
September 15 – Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
September 17 – Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
September 19 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
September 20 – Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall
September 21 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's
September 22 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack's
September 24 – Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall
September 25 – Carbondale, IL @ The Hangar 9
September 26 – Urbana, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival
September 27 – Cincinnati, OH @ MidPoint Music Festival
September 29 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club

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