I have loved Murder By Death for a long time, now (thanks to best friend Laura), and the unique quality of their style keeps them sounding new to me every time.

Today I’m jammin’ on “Ash,” from 2008’s Red of Tooth and Claw, which is not even my favorite album by the band.

Lead singer Adam Turla’s voice has this gravely-yet-soft sound, cellist Sarah Balliet’s deep cello strokes add an ominous, gothic and lovely tone to the track. The steady drumming makes the song feel as if it is swirling up from the ground, taking flight.

And they’re from Indiana, my motherland, nonetheless.

LISTEN: “Ash,” Murder By Death

You can also preview the song on Amazon and buy it for 89 cents, HERE.