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(Mr.) Lewis composes with cinematic sweep, taking a confident, playful, mix-and-match approach to genre. Just try to resist a devil that plays punk rock with a dash of tango."---- Austin Music Magazine---- "If it's closing time, and a circus barker trapped you in the circus freak-show tent, fear not. Let Mr. Lewis & the Funeral 5 be your soundtrack to escape." ----Margaret Moser, Austin Chronicle---- "Mr. Lewis & the Funeral Five's polka/lounge/murder ballads stung like Molotov cocktails thrown through the window of a church." ----Audra Schroeder, Austin Chronicle---- "When fedora-wearing, experimentation-loving punk rockers get fed up with the status quo, anything can happen, and it does on the Austin sixpiece's upcoming debut, Murder and the Art of the Dance" ----Darcie Stevens, Austin Chronicle SXSW Wed. pick--- "Mr. Lewis & the Funeral 5 bring the curtain down with the sweeping theatricality of Kurt Weill by way of Nick Cave on latest Murder and the Art of the Dance." ----Greg Beets, Austin Chronicle SXSW show guide ---- . "Mr. Lewis & the Funeral 5 teach Murder and the Art of the Dance, like binding Tom Waits in the shackles of Tav Falco and demanding a tango." ----Austin Chronicle ---- "Murder and the Art of Dance swaggers up and delivers an emotional striptease that you simply can’t avert your eyes from." ----Austinsound.net----