Buke and Gass

Best of 2011 Day 3: Paul's picks

Today our "Word Economist" steps up to the plate to let you know what he's been putting in his earholes over the course of the year. I'm not gonna lie, we've had e-fights over some of his picks that generally result in me telling him to GTFO my lawn, but at the end of the day, the man knows his shit and has gotten me to listen to more music that I probably wouldn't have otherwise than any contributor this year. Now if he could help me unhear half of it, we'd really be getting somewhere! (I kid, I kid).


#10 Buke and Gass – Riposte

It is just short of incredible how much sonic variety the two members of Buke and Gass (Aron Sanchez and Arone Dwyer) can coax from the plethora of instruments (including the experimental instruments from which the band takes its name) that they play on their debut LP.  But, while such experimentation could (and often does) descend into unlistenable navel gazing, Aron and Arone use their innovations (and Arone’s amazing voice) in the service of some truly excellent songs.

Best Tracks: Bundletuck, Medulla Oblongata


Daily Listen: Buke & Gass - "Medulla Oblongata

To be sure, the hot shit in DC last night was tUnE-YarDs, but that doesn't mean you have to ignore the OTHER hot shit in town, her openers Buke & Gase. Hailing from Brooklyn and rocking a mean ukelele (yep, I said that) the duo plays a muscular combination of folk and prog rock (??).

I'm not the biggest fan of the recent-ish ukelele craze, but then most people don't completely rock the thing like singer and lead uke Arone Dyer. It's a sound that on paper looks ridiculous, but trust me, it works.

Check out this lead track from their album Riposte in the meantime, but next time Buke and Gass are in your town, go, go, GO!


Buke and Gass - "Medulla Oblongata"

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