The following is a statement from Eyeball Records:
Murder By Death had their van broken into on Friday night while they slept in a Cleveland hotel room. They didn’t just have a few things stolen…they lost everything.
The band takes great pride in their equipment, most of which has been hand picked with great care over the course of their entire lives. Among the equipment stolen was Sarah’s cello (probably worth more than your first car), All their guitars and amps, Matt’s prize collection of pedals, Alex’s entire drum set, Vince’s piano, etc. Everything.
Murder By Death is not a typical local band with day jobs. They make their living as a touring band. All at once their life’s work, their livelihood, and all their possessions were stolen. Imagine having your home robbed and losing your job at the same time. It is absolutely devastating. They are currently stuck in Ohio, with nothing. Their new album “Who Will Survive And What Will Be Left Of Them?” came out just under two weeks ago.
Murder By Death is part of a family. They’re supported and loved deeply by their label, and their fans. We need to all join together to help our friends in a time of need. On their behalf, Eyeball is asking that anyone who has ever been touched by these beautiful kids, and this incredible band to please come forward and make a donation to help them rebuild their lives. A paypal fund has been set up and we ask you all, even if you can only spare a little, to please help our friends. The email address is email@example.com
If you can not afford a donation, and live within 200 miles of Cleveland, please call each of your local pawn shops and music stores. The most prominent and unique instrument to ask for would most likely be the Cello. Ask if they’ve had anyone in to try and sell one, and let them know that if they do in the next few days to please contact the police immediately. If you need photos or any further information on the equipment please contact us.
Anyone who can provide solid, reliable information leading to the retrieval of the stolen items will be generously rewarded. You can write anonymously to firstname.lastname@example.org.