Houston Makes Great Strides in Selling Its Own Music Scene By: Chris Gray | Houston Press Blogs | 3/1/13
CA few months ago, Rocks Off wrote an article expressing our surprise and disappointment at the paucity of musical content on the City of Houston's tourism site, visithoustontexas.com, the Texas-friendly smiling face it officially presents to the Web and thus the world. There wasn't much at all, just a few live-music listings buried in the bowels of the site.
Come See My Dead Person LP Whistles Past the Boneyard By: Jef With One F | Houston Press Blogs | 12/14/12
Come See My Dead Person is one of those bands people have constantly tried to get me into over the years, but the time never seemed right. Well, the release of their new self-titled album should be a good enough place to begin, I thought, and I'm very glad I did.
The sound is a mix of pretty much every single genre that has a set of nuts.
Craig Hlavaty's 10 Best Houston Albums of 2012 By: Craig Hlavaty | Houston Press Blogs | 12/13/12
Come See My Dead Person, Come See My Dead Person
This was a late-comer this year, releasing just a few weeks back. The gypsy-folk-rock-bleeders' self-titled album was heralded by lead single "John Doe," a grim and grimy bounce through the graveyard or the killing floor of a slaughterhouse.
Not just another John Doe Band: Come See My Dead Person By: William Michael Smith | Houston Night Life | 12/08/12
Come See My Dead Person is an odd name for a large and somewhat amorphous musical collective that makes ethereal gypsy folk-rock music (emphasis on gypsy and rock). And while we quite like the band in all its forms, sometimes an acoustic five piece, sometimes a huge electric collection of stringed instruments and people, we still have to wonder just how stoned or drunk were they the night the light bulb came on and they decided to name themselves Come See My Dead Person.
Come See My Dead Person By: Craig Hlavaty | Houston Press | 12/07/12
The gypsy-punks in Come See My Dead Person have come out of hibernation to release an eponymous new 13-song set of songs. The manic pickin', the boisterous drinking anthems, and strange old-world stank are here in spades, with the proverbial fur really flying on standouts "Kidney In a Pickle Jar" and "God You Devil." If you wish the Zac Brown Band had more spook and less frat on their bones, then these Dead Persons are going to put a spell on you.
Come See My Dead Person Interview and Photo Shoot By: Lance Scott Walker | 002 Houston Magazine | 11/30/12
RECORDING — Being based in Galveston, does the ghost folklore of the island find its way into your music?
Mike Mejia: Iím sure subconsciously it inspired some thought. I donít know ó weíve always had a fascination for that sort of thing. Maybe thatís one of the things that keeps usÖ weíve always had a deep-seated fascination with macabre things, horror moviesÖ thatís just an added bonus, of us being around here. Not necessarily a driving force. I mean, you look around Galveston and you would expect that there would be tons of music like that, but there really isnít.
You guys have been working towards this album for six years. Looking at the song titles and feeling your way through it as a listener ó is there a story arc?
Come See My Dead Person release first album By: Christopher Simth Gonzalez | The Daily News | 10/12/12
GALVESTON — To say Galveston band Come See My Dead Person has a cult following would be selling the band short.
A cult is an exclusive group that shuts itself off from the rest of the world. Come See My Dead Person is much more like a rolling and rollicking tent revival that invites and adds to its congregation as it goes.
And with its first self-titled, full-length album about to be released, the group is hoping to add a lot more converts.
Come See My Dead Person is an eclectic blend of multi-cultural music unbound by any one genre. Fusing a multitude of styles from folk, rock, bluegrass, gypsy, and jazz, to polka, punk, country, latin, and soul, CSMDP provides a little something for everyone and a whole lot in between.
Where you find Come See My Dead Person you are sure to find a frenzied crowd dancing and laughing uncontrollably (at whom we're still not sure). If you like fun that doesn't cause a murder then we are for you (if you like fun that *does* cause a murder, just let us know on the down-low; see, I know this guy...). We've recently stumbled upon a growing interest in our sound and despite our best efforts people keep coming back for more. Like it or not, it seems the world may very well be ready for Come See My Dead Person...
Our new album is available on CD at Heights Vinyl and Cactus Records or at any of our shows, but if you don't want to wait you can now download it on iTunes or Google Play. The below links will go directly to it.