Archive for October, 2012

Welcome aboard: BUKE AND GASE (US)

DISCORPORATE RECORDS and ALTIN VILLAGE & MINE are extremely proud to announce the signing of uprising Brooklyn-based phenomena BUKE AND GASE.

BUKE (byook) & GASE (gace) are Arone Dyer on the “buke” (a self-modified six-string former baritone ukulele) and Aron Sanchez on the “gase” (a guitar-bass hybrid of his own creation). Both of them play double duty, also mobilizing a small army of foot percussion. These instruments are then filtered through various pedals, amplifiers and homemade inventions to create a surprisingly complex sound. Dyer’s supermelodic vocal lines weave through the beautiful yet unwieldy musical matter, balancing light and dark, calamity and control. Their musical multi-tasking makes for live shows that are visually unexpected and sonically explosive.

The duo recently released the EP Function Falls under highest acclaim via their US-home Brassland, including the mellow single “Misshaping Introduction”, of which you may want to see the excellent video:

Read some more PITCHFORK-euphoria about this EP here (“Buke and Gase have never been anything less than absolutely thrilling”).

The band has just finished a widespread US-Tour with DEERHOOF and many headlining shows, plus showcases with FLYING LOTUS and DEATH GRIPS in New York. Arone and Aron have been invited to perform at two (!) ATP-Festivals in December, one curated by SHELLAC and the other curated by THE NATIONAL (both bands are admirers of Buke and Gase) accompanied by a handful of UK-shows with DEERHOOF and THIS IS THE KIT. And you can bet your sweet ass that they’ll pay Europe a proper visit in 2013.

We are honored to release BUKE AND GASE’s anticipated follow-up of the amazing debut Riposte (2010). The name of this record will be… GENERAL DOME and it’s going to see the light of day in late February 2013. We already listened to its 13 tracks and we still don’t know what to say. Check out the first teaser-track “Hiccup” via Soundcloud:

PITCHFORK says about this song, which was “Best New Track” in September: “It’s not hard to imagine a crowd marching behind singer Arone Dyer, punching the air as she calls “hup hup!”, and echoing along with her mobilising, bodily cry…”

Check in later for more exciting news… oh wait, we already have one! Experience a complete Buke & Gase concert, recorded live last week on Oct17 at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City… we think both, the sound and the event itself, are very strange from the outside, but anyways you might still like to see it here at NPR.

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STAER on tour

Today Norwegian youngsters STAER kick-off their tour in Berlin! Tomorrow Release-Party with Stinking Lizaveta in Dresden at Ostpol, then off to Czechland, Hungaria, Slovenia, Switzerland, Spain, France, Netherlands and back to Germany and Norway. They’ll have their brandnew selftitled Discorporate-Release (including the Wooden Box Limited Edition) on the road and will deliver new jams as well. Be there!

02.10.2012 DE Berlin, Bei Roy
03.10.2012 DE Dresden, Ostpol
04.10.2012 CZ Prague, Chapeau Rogue
05.10.2012 CZ Brno, Klub Boro
06.10.2012 CZ Budweis, Naab
07.10.2012 CZ Pelhrimov, tba
08.10.2012 HU Budapest, tba
09.10.2012 SLO Ljubljana, Klub Gromka
10.10.2012 CH Lausanne, Cinema Oblo
11.10.2012 FR Lyon, Gaffer Fest
12.10.2012 ES Barcelona, Festival Fusionica
13.10.2012 ES Madrid, Sala El Perro
14.10.2012 ES Algeciras, La Cabaña
15.10.2012 ES Salamanca, 13 Monos
16.10.2012 ES Pontevedra, Liceo Mutante
17.10.2012 ES Bilbao, L’Mono
18.10.2012 ES Getaria, Gaztetxe
19.10.2012 FR Marseille, Festival Chhhhhut
20.10.2012 FR Apt. Vaucluse, La Fabuleuze Meskin
21.10.2012 FR Toulouse, Pavillions Sauvages
24.10.2012 NL Amsterdam, Occii
26.10.2012 FR Montreuil, House show
27.10.2012 NL Rotterdam, Worm
30.10.2012 DE Cologne, Halle Der Vollständigen Wahrheit
09.11.2012 NO Bergen, Bergen Kjött
10.11.2012 NO Stavanger, CONSUL80

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