Buke and Gase are in the midst of an experiment. One could say their entire musical evolution is an experiment in stretching boundaries, but this year, they wanted to expand their options and raise what they had previously perceived to be their glass ceiling. They further experimented with having their nom-de-guerre instruments control other sounds electronically, but this time they allowed those results to dictate their tempo, rhythm and mood. They started with scheduled improv marathons: 8 hour sessions (with a break for lunch or ice cream) every day for one week each month, recording new sounds and learning new software in the process. These sketches became the basis of their Soundcloud #MondayMissions project. Inspired by an article by Brad Troemel in The New Inquiry Magazine about "athletic aesthetics," they began posting a short track every Monday as an exercise in communicating more with their audience and involving them in the process. After posting these pieces, they chose a selection of them to rework and build into what they hope will feel like a state of completion, and the song "Seam Esteem," which premiered yesterday on NPR's All Songs Considered, is the first example of that.
LISTEN TO "SEAM ESTEEM": https://soundcloud.com/buke-and-gase/seam-esteem
Listen to the premiere on All Songs Considered: http://n.pr/1vKDzNY
Download hi-res image here: http://pitchperfectpr.com/a_buke.html
Also, the band are excited to announce their first North American headlining tour since February of 2013, with stops along the east coast, Canada, and Midwest. Don't miss them!
BUKE AND GASE TOUR DATES:
Thu. Oct. 2 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott
Fri. Oct. 3 - Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
Sat. Oct. 4 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
Sun. Oct. 5 - Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room
Mon. Oct. 6 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Wed. Oct. 8 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
Thu. Oct. 9 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Fri. Oct. 10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Sat. Oct. 11 - Washington, DC @ Rock And Roll Hotel
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