About Murder of Lilies
San Francisco, CA
Murder of Lilies makes a statement of understatement and one of overstatement. Each song is a study of contradiction between noise and serenity, beauty and repulsiveness, heaviness and levity, ecstasy and agony.
Inasmuch as they can be defined at all, they are post-punk, they are indie, they are pop, and they are darkwave. Their sound combines haunting vocals with angular, washed out guitars, swelling keyboards, and is driven by deliberate, electro beats.
Murder of Lilies is equal parts Daniel Murder (voices, guitar, synthesizers), Ryan Joseph (lead guitar), Dan Aquino (drums), and Adam Labay (bass guitar). Known for their on-stage presence, the band evokes memories of Echo and the Bunnymen, The Cure & The Editors.