Murder City Devils R.I.P.

These Seattle goth punk dirge-punkers managed to make a pretty big name for themselves in a few short years by playing tons of live shows all over the world, so it's only fitting that their final concert was documented and released as a live album. For a live record, the sound is pretty awesome here, and the band are literally playing like there is no tomorrow in front of a hometown audience, so fans of the Devils will get off on this to no end. There are lots of extras here too, with photos and footage from and uncompleted Nosferatu-inspired video they were producing at the time of the break-up. The keyboard player had already quit, so there is a stand-in playing for her on this record and the many references to the fact it's their last show make this an emotionally charged 62 minutes of music. (Sub Pop)