Murder Ballads (Soundtrack by Dan Auerbach and Robert Finley)
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Murder Ballads is a truly unique package. A graphic with an an accompanying soundtrack by Dan Auerbach and Robert Finley.
It deftly weaves the music into a narrative that is a meditation on music, race, obsession, and how far someone will go to see their vision become real, Murder Ballads follows the fall and reinvention of Nate Theodore, the dead-broke and deadbeat owner of a failed record label who is on a cross-country drive in the dead of winter with his wife Mary, fleeing the wreckage of their business and heading towards the destruction of their marriage. But Nate is given an unexpected chance to redeem himself when, during an unscheduled detour, he "discovers"Donny and Marvell Fontweathers, two African-American brothers who play a singular version of doom-laden country blues.
Convinced that the brothers are the key to his salvation, Nate's desperate to make an album with the brothers before someone else finds out about them-but he needs money. Money he doesn't have and can't get through any conventional means. So he persuades Donny and Marvell to join him in a crazy scheme: they'll undertake a minor crime spree to raise the funds needed to produce their record. Naturally, complications arise for this wannabe modern-day Alan Lomax and his soon-to-be stars, and just like in the murder ballads the Fontweathers Brothers play, the body count starts to grow.
DELUXE EDITION GRAPHIC NOVEL INCLUDES:
This limited edition box set contains the score on heavyweight, colored 10" vinyl, the full 160-page graphic novel written by Gabe Soria and illustrated by Paul Reinwand and Chris Hunt, and three exclusive prints by artist Tyler Boss. The entire collection will be housed in a custom clamshell box with exclusive painted art by Jon Langford of The Mekons.
STANDARD EDITION GRAPHIC NOVEL INCLUDES:
Standard Edition graphic novel (softcover).
Music contributed by Dan Auerbach and Robert Finley.
Items bundled with the Graphic Novel are subject to change or cancellation at any time by Z2 Comics. In the event that a bundled item is changed or cancelled, Z2 Comics will notify you of the change, and allow you the opportunity to cancel your order. Purchaser assumes the risk of any such change or cancellation.