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O’Death are an American Gothic Country band from New York. Borrowing their band name from a traditional American folk song that comes out of Western North Carolina, O’Death draws on traditional folk, bluegrass, punk, gypsy music, metal, swing and jazz stylings.

Originally formed in 2003 while the members attended SUNY Purchase, the band played a series of shows at the now defunct Apocalypse Lounge in NYC, and quickly began building a fanbase with their reverently twisted take on Americana filtered through a wealth of musical influences as divergent as Bill Monroe, Prince, Neil Young, The Microphones, and The Misfits. For these shows, O’Death put together a very raw, 10-track CD-R, entitled Carl Nemelka Family Photographs, to sell to concert-goers.

As O’Death worked on new material for their second, self-released LP, Head Home, the five-piece perfected their stage show. The band’s nonstop touring caught the attention of the New York-based Ernest Jenning Record Co., who re-released Head Home in June 2007. Later that Summer, UK-based label City Slang released Head Home in Europe. O’Death continued to tour the US and Europe throughout 2007, putting out a limited edition (500 copies) vinyl version of Head Home on Ernest Jenning Record Co./City Slang, followed by a 7” single of two new songs, “Low Tide” and “I Think I’m Fine,” as well as a cover of The Pixies’ “Nimrod’s Son” as an internet bonus track. Head Home was nominated for a 2007 Shortlist Prize.

On February 5, 2008, Gigantic Music released a new 7”, which features songs “Spider Home” and “Silk Hole”.


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  • CyberMusicLover

    Interesting Band. I love every Song! I just heard them for the first time tonight! I think the Bands from this genre are unique in so many ways!

    15 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Agent-Orange93

    I really need to get around to listening to Head Home at some point

    14 Dec 2013 Reply
  • V_Shaft

    I'm new to o'death, but so far I only like the sound on "Outside"; the other albums are just too neurotic for me.

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • JamesHippieKid

    Broken Hymns, Limbs and Skin is amazing, hope they do another album like it. Outside has a great sound as well..

    26 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Zodiark111

    It's pretty good, one more good album like that, and I suspect they'll gain a lot of popularity.

    26 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Mantus92

    Great music! :O

    2 Feb 2013 Reply
  • wickedsalvation

    Well, I quite love them!

    15 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Dr_MoonOrGun

    I hope they put out something this year.

    11 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Blackberry-bush

    they should definitely visit Poland...

    11 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Cease_

    Outside was kind of boring. Eh, I'm not a folk person anyway.

    3 Apr 2012 Reply
  • dmakhovikov

    O'Death записали свой лучший альбом

    23 Nov 2011 Reply
  • manos87

    Bugs is stuck in my head. Also, Look At The Sun is the second best track of the record.

    13 Nov 2011 Reply
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    9 Oct 2011 Reply
  • ohboymichelle

    kansas city needs you <3

    27 Sep 2011 Reply
  • cogsturning

    @Dr_MoonOrGun - uh idk how to explain how i find something generic. it sounds like a million other things out there, whereas i thought they had kinda their own voice on the previous three releases. its just...boring, it doesnt have the spice or the edge that im accustomed to with them.

    27 Aug 2011 Reply
  • badoom_bum

    I'd always thought gothic country is a country where people read a lot of Horace Walpole. However, it turns out it's some kind of Quaker Oats cereal Jay Munly enjoys for breakfast.

    23 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Dr_MoonOrGun

    @cogsturning - What? Really? In what way is Outside generic?

    31 Jul 2011 Reply
  • LightsOfBohemia

    Can someone please explain what the heck is "gothic country"?

    29 Jul 2011 Reply
  • cogsturning

    ugh my wish kinda sucked, this album is pretty generic...

    28 Jul 2011 Reply
  • LovelyInfection

    It's a huge freaking crime that these guys aren't more well known! Broken Hymns, Limbs and Skin is a masterpiece!

    28 Jul 2011 Reply
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