Of the thousand-plus bands that invaded New York City last week for the annual CMJ Music Marathon, the city’s own Lily & the Parlour Tricks had us yearning for a neo-rockabilly movement to happen in indie-rock, what with their three-part choir seductions that swing from twang to R&B, hot-stepping over stand-up bass pulses telling vamp tales about poisoning the baggage of ex-lovers. Think Jenny Lewis‘ stint with The Watson Twins with a sexy, noir twist. Where can you find woman that will kill for love these days:

Don’t call me a killer
I’m a girl who loves a man

Their oeuvre still confined to one ep, Lily & The Parlour Tricks (October 2011) the six-piece crew is carrying on with their noir roots here and dedicating some film time to fellow single, “Murder Song,” just releasing this teaser video this week, in prep for a Halloween debut. A bloody axe, a walking-bass line and a honey-coated threat like so later, again, tell us where you can find a woman that will kill for love these days? Or at least lace lyric art around it like so:

When the voices kill your idols
When the voices, they should die
Take a moment, take a while
And consider asking why