Hailing from Dayton, Ohio, the epicenter of the Rustbelt's drain-spiraling unemployment pit, Ohio's Murder Your Darlings deliver their rock'n' roll with venom. It's the kinda rock best-served through the one functioning speaker in the car with one headlight still working, on the way to another place where you will not, cannot, and never will, find work. Formed from the ashes of Ohio's two loudest bands (The Vincents and The Igniters), MYD have brought their rock'n' roll onslaught to audiences over the past four years. Their debut CD on Reptilian Records displays the darkness of the downtrodden working man and an entire generation of Southern rockers, kicks it up with Northern hardcore-punk nihilism and finishes with a touch of Mid-west noise-rock buzzsaw gravy.
Fall of 2007 sees the release of the follow up CD, Modern Man Blues coming out on the band's own Toxic Newt record label. Despite band members scattered throughout the country, the band relentlessly writes and records. Teaming up again with Workbook Studio co-founder Jon Chinn, MYD have recorded a mammoth album—full of huge guitars and punk angst. Featuring cover art by reknown Cleveland artist Derek Hess, the record is destined to be another classic by the infamous Dayton quartet.
Murder Your Darlings are: Eric Mahoney (Vocals, Guitar), Scott Bodine (Guitar, Vocals), Jake Twynham (Bass) and Joe Presutti (Drums)