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Tears for the Dying - Bottle (2017)

Next Saturday night. We're excited to share brand new music as part of our set. We'll also have new TFTD buttons for sale!

See you lovelies then! 🖤🖤🖤

Davis Ripley Keller Haint Løvelace Support Group Hecklehammer Jacob Pickerel Athens GA Live Music

FIVE bands, Davis Ripley Keller's spoken word, and DJ Zartan spins Athens classics and modern favorites. Free admission.


New button designs on the way, will have them available at our Feb 24 show at Flicker.

Tears for the Dying added a new photo to the album: Promo.
January 16


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Not a punk show without a little blood.

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Tears for the Dying

Deathrock from Athens GA

2 track album

We're now on Instagram: @tearsforthedying

4 Followers, 18 Following, 0 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Tears for the Dying (@tearsforthedying)

Just uploaded our very first recording, The Radium Session, to bandcamp. This two song single was recorded Dec 17, 2003 by Chris Bishop at Radium Recordings in Athens, Georgia.

2 track album

This is a cover of a Super Heroines classic my friend Dara (drums/backing vocals) and I worked up a few years back.

This song echoes sentiments many have felt over the years, and some are just now beginning to speak up.

from the album Covers


February 24, 2018 is shaping up to be a GRAND show with FOUR live bands, poetry reading from Davis Ripley Keller, and DJ Zartan spinning the best indie tunes before & after.

Every year I make a little time to write a new track on New Years Day. This one, a sludgy and slow instrumental, was written/released January 1, 2012.

from the album Singles

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Happy Holidays Y'all! Brain Aid Fest is a new 501c3 nonprofit corporation based in Athens, Georgia. It is our mission to promote mental wellness and reduce the stigma of mental illness and treatment through events, advertising, videos, social media and programs. Our first festival with music,...

Many in the world want to see you dead. They do not care about your life or even if you're here tomorrow. Do not give the world what it wants. Fuck the world.

Talk to someone who loves you. Or, talk to a total stranger who cares that you are still here: 1-800-273-8255 (National Suicide Hotline)

The following is an interview with underground music historian Mick Mercer for his music zine, The Mick. The interview was conducted and published in the Summer of 2005 (in The Mick #17), a few months before we performed our very first live show.
Mick: Adrya, why do you have different names for the different things you do?
In a word, desperation.
Tears for the Dying unofficially began two years ago after I returned from Drop Dead I in 2003. The bands were interesting, everyone was fabulous, and I left with a hunger to start a new project of my own. Prior to D...