One can become a bit jaded burning through as much music as I do, flippantly classifying bands into the latest trend du jour… electro pop, chill wave, nu wave, shitgaze. So I always pause and take note of an artist with a unique and distinctive sound. That happened the first time I laid ears on this duo calling themselves Buke & Gass. I’m endlessly intrigued by their clattering noise. I mean they make their own instruments! This is the video for the track “Page Break” off their album Riposte.
I’m kinda smitten with this Brooklyn-based duo Buke & Gass (pronounced byook & gace), which is the description of their own self-modified instruments – the ”buke” (a self-modified six-string former baritone ukulele) and the ”gass” (a guitar-bass hybrid of his own creation). Their upcoming debut full-length, Riposte, is out Sept. 14th on Brassland.
Buke & Gass Tour Dates:
Tuesday, Sept. 7 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
Wednesday, Sept. 8 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
Thursday, Sept. 9 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
Friday, Sept. 10 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Saturday, Sept. 11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Walker Arts
Monday, Sept. 13 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
Tuesday, Sept. 14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Friday, Sept. 17 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
Saturday, Sept. 18 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Monday, Sept. 20 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
Tuesday, Sept. 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Friday, Sept. 24 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Saturday, Sept. 25 – Frisco, TX @ Lochrann’s Irish Pub (Oysterfest!)
Sunday, Sept. 26 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
Monday, Sept. 27 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Wednesday, Sept. 29 – Washington, DC @ DC9
Thursday, Sept. 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Friday, Oct. 1 – New York, NY @ Santo’s Party House
Saturday, Oct. 2 – Montreal, QC @ Pop Montreal Festival
Brooklyn-based Buke & Gass (pronounced byook & gace) are Arone Dyer on the “buke” (a self-modified six-string former baritone ukulele) and Aron Sanchez on the “gass” (a guitar-bass hybrid of his own creation). Rumor has it that Brassland (their current label) co-founders Aaron and Bryce Dessner discovered Buke & Gass when they played Sycamore, the basement venue down the street from The National’s home studio in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. They were so blown away that their self-produced the full-length record, Riposte, is now due out on the label September 14th. “Medulla Oblongata” is the first track from that album. Expect to hear more from this duo.