100 Unheralded Albums from 2010

Buke & GassBuke & Gass: Riposte (Brassland, 9/14/10)

Buke & Gass: “Medulla Oblongata”

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Take an altered baritone ukulele (the “buke”) and a guitar-bass hybrid (the “gass”) and run them through thick, fuzzy distortion effects. Add homemade foot percussion and the strong, über-melodic pop vocals of Arone Dyer (the buke-ist), and you get the shockingly effective duo dubbed Buke & Gass. The material gets a bit sugary at times, but between the duo’s unique sounds, potent harmonies, and unconventional riffs, it’s hard for Buke & Gass to do much wrong.

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