Chris explored the brilliant DIY nature of Buke And Gase’s electronic pop last year, but since then the duo has done even more. They began their #MondayMissions project where they would release a track, sometimes a full song, sometimes just a brief sketch every single week. Now they’ve begun revisiting those and expanding them into… More »
Buke And Gase’s video for “General Dome,” the title track from their most recent album, is at one turn so cool and another so unsettling. The collage of snakes and bugs and 50s movies all blurred through what feels like an exorcism inside of a oilie sticker. It’s the right confluence of the duo’s creativity… More »
When a writer calls a band “unique,” it usually just stems from laziness. But when it comes to the unpredictable and inventive duo of Buke & Gase, “unique” is a truly apt descriptor. The band crafts magnetic music built on the explosive, delicate and textural sounds of homemade instruments, the buke and gase. Frontwoman Arone… More »
“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”
–St. Francis of Assisi
I cried a lot in second grade,… More »
Tomorrow, the Brooklyn DIY duo Buke & Gase release their new digital EP Function Falls, and we’ve already posted the jittery, seesawing opening track “Misshaping Introduction.” The band’s new self-directed video, which they call “a moving self-portrait” is just as jittery; it has the two members’ images floating and jumping through rooms like ghosts. Watch… More »
Next month, the DIY Brooklyn indie duo Buke & Gase will release a digital-only EP called Function Falls. “Misshaping Introduction,” its opening track, stutters and lurches like prime Deerhoof — appropriate enough, since Buke & Gase are opening for Deerhoof on tour this fall. Stream the track below. More »
Though Buke And Gase underwent a slight name change, their penchant for complex, singular indie rock songwriting hasn’t changed much. They’re working on a new album in Upstate New York and building more weird instruments in preparation for an album this fall, and today they posted the chugging new song “Hiccup” to their Bandcamp. It’… More »
In January, Brooklyn Academy of Music announced that it would host a spring festival curated by the National’s Bryce and Aaron Dessner, and today that event, called Crossing Brooklyn Ferry (a reference to this Whitman poem), announced it’s full lineup. It goes down 5/3-5/5. And, yeah, if you’re into indie rock, skewing the more arrangement-heavy… More »