What is Murder Weather?
It’s not freezing rain, and it’s not the double-digit sub-zero temperatures we’ve seen this winter. It’s rock ‘n roll.
A new album from Tillsonburg band The Smile Case, Murder Weather will be released Friday, Feb. 22 and to celebrate everyone is invited to Sammy Krenshaw’s (51 Broadway) Friday for a CD Release Show. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the show, which features The Smile Case, The Lexington Cure and local band Small Town Leeches, starts at 9:15 p.m.
Ben Andress, frontman, started writing songs for Murder Weather in 2014, the same year The Smile Case released its Angel Beach CD.
“It kind of took until now to craft…” said Andress. “All the songs came out in a short span of time and they finally got perfected in the last couple of years and recorded.”
Origins of the album title came from a “silly joke” after playing a show in Windsor on a creepy, foggy night.
“There was just this kind of vibe – there was this fog going around and it just seemed like anything bad could happen at any moment in time – and I just kind of blurted out ‘Murder Weather.’ It kind of just stuck as this concept theme over time and grew from there. It’s just that feeling, that vibe that ‘anything can happen.’ And usually that ‘anything’ is not a good thing.