The Scarlet Goodbye

The story of The Scarlet Goodbye is unusual, and has been called “the most unlikely match in Minnesota music history”. Dan Murphy, who was pivotal in the launch of the two seminal rock bands Soul Asylum and Golden Smog, sold his guitars and amps and quit the game in 2012, in a letter published by Rolling Stone. A chance meeting at a Christmas Party with Yacht-Rocker and producer Jeff Arundel, led to the duo, whose careers spanned the same time frame but had essentially no other resemblance, to start writing and recording. Pretty quickly they realized that they were onto something, as Murphy shoved Arundel into a swagger, and Arundel tip-toed Murphy onto revealing some vulnerabilities, making for a collection of songs that producer John Fields, who was brought in to mix the record, calls “both timeless and unique, part Rolling Stones and part Townes Van Zandt”.

The Scarlet Goodbye will kick-off 2022 with a residency at Aster Cafe in Minneapolis, MN on March 17th, 24th, and 31st in support of the new single “Rosary”.

Rosary, and the full length LP “Say Hello to the Scarlet Goodbye” will be released on Epochal Artists/InGrooves/Universal.


May 6th
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
The Turf Club
1601 University Avenue
Saint Paul MN 55104
with Willie Wisely
Tickets at

Angel Dust Single Releasing 5/13


The Scarlet Goodbye is Daniel D. Murphy and Jeff Arundel, with Ben Peterson, Pat Nelson, and Jacy Smith
The full-length LP “Say Hello To The Scarlet Goodbye”

All songs by TSG except
“Rosary” and “Minor Things” by D.D. Murphy
“Celebrated Summer” by Bob Mould
“Angel Dust” by D.D. Murphy, Jeff Arundel, and Pedro Mariani

Performed by:
Daniel Murphy: Vocals, Guitars, Piano
Jeff Arundel: Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Piano, and Percussion
Ben Peterson: Drum
Patrick Nelson: Bass Guitar
Michael W. Nelson: Percussion, Keyboards, Video Recording and Editing
Kenny Wilson: Lap Steel Guitar
Pat Frederick: Violin

J.R. Fields: shaker
Recorded and Produced by Jeff Arundel at Avalon Studios, St. Paul, Mn
Additional Production by D.D. Murphy
Mixed by John Fields
Mastered by Rob Genadek

Dan and Jeff would like to thank, well, everybody