Buke And Gase, Like A Villain, Fell Runner
2478 N Fletcher Dr
Los Angeles, CA, 90039
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Buke And Gase
Buke and Gase members Aron Sanchez (him) and Arone Dyer (her) are back with their first album in six year, Scholars. In that gap, the duo have become established underground icons—collaborating with or acting as hand-picked support for fellow icons like Shellac, Battles, Reggie Watts, Animal Collective, Lou Reed & Laurie Anderson. Arone even contributed vocals to the lead single from The National’s Grammy-winning, Triple A #1 charting Sleep Well Beast album.Three years ago, the duo embraced electronic music and embarked on a major refinement & modernization of their instrumental creations. They developed Arx, a devicethat revolutionized their performance by allowing them to trigger percussive sounds, change effects on their instruments, and control vocal harmonies with the punch of an arcade button. They have largely retired the buke (bass ukulele) and gass (guitar-bass). Their new album Scholars began not as the title of their new record, but a possible-new moniker for the band. The new LP is still experimental music but it embraces electronic sound and is more emotional & concise than previous efforts—and equally full of grooves & earworms. Pitchfork writes "The production here snaps with the clarity and force of stadium-sized headbangers.. With an eye toward the innovations of contemporaries working in similar modes, Scholars exists on its own proud terms—suggesting the authority of a peer-reviewed entry to the canon." NPR Music sums up the group by saying "No other bands sound quite like the duo of Buke & Gase..."
This isn't your typical Los Angeles four-piece rock band. With three singers who are capable of lead vocal duties, Fell Runner deftly combines the complex vocal harmonies and West African rhythms. While the technical abilities of this band are show stopping, it's the songs and lyrics that capture listeners, drawing them into a rollicking polyrhythmic sound.
"...they have an instinct for the raw, ear-splitting sonic energy it takes to get a crowd to go nuts." -LA Weekly
Fell Runner has frequented Los Angeles clubs including The Troubdour, Echoplex, The Teregram, and a month-long residency at The Bootleg Theatre and have opened for artists Julia Holter, Big Thief, Greg Saunier of Deerhoof, Arone Dyer of Buke & Gass, Here We Go Magic, and Tortoise.