If, while listening to Buke and Gase’s new record, General Dome, you ever got the urge to head-bang or punch the air, feel free to rejoice in your forward-thinking inclinations. Yes, there IS a heavy sound beneath Arone Dyer’s pop-leaning and acrobatic vocalsRead More
Buke and Gase s a Brooklyn-based musical duo. Band members Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez are noted for their use of handmade instruments such as the “toe-bourine”; the “buke”, a six-string former-baritone ukulele; and the “gase”, a guitar-bass hybrid.
Their music has evoked various descriptions by both their fans and critics: “…asymmetric congruencies of melodic discordance.” – “fiery metal-infused indie rock” – “post-proto-punk hyper-power minimal prog-folk with no-wave undertones.” – “very loud, and very subtle” – “chamber-punk”
Dyer and Sanchez had formerly been bandmates in the post-punk noise group Hominid. The two started playing together in earnest late 2007, and recorded their first EP “+/-” in 2008. They were signed to Brassland Records after Aaron & Bryce Dessner of The National (band) saw them playing a basement venue. In 2009, they were featured on the NPR science program Radiolab and shortly thereafter, recorded their second album “Riposte” for which they toured extensively throughout the US and Europe. In 2012 they release their 2nd EP “Function Falls”. Their second full length “General Dome” will be released in January 2013.