Buke and Gase

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Buke and Gase
OriginBrooklyn, New York, United States
GenresIndie pop, indie rock, experimental
Years active2008-present
LabelsBrassland Records, Discorporate Records
Websitebukeandgase.com
MembersArone Dyer (lead vocals, buke)
Aron Sanchez (gase)

Buke and Gase (formerly Buke and Gass[1]) is 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.[2]

Aron Sanchez playing the gase at Haldern Pop 2013
Arone Dyer at Haldern Pop 2013

History[edit]

Dyer and Sanchez had formerly been bandmates in the post-punk noise group Hominid.[3] The two started playing together in earnest late 2007, and recorded their first EP "+/-" in 2008. They were signed to Brassland Records after Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National saw them playing a basement venue. In 2009, they were featured on the NPR science program Radiolab and shortly thereafter, recorded their first full-length album "Riposte" for which they toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe. In 2012 they released their second EP "Function Falls." Their second full length "General Dome" was released in January 2013.

Music for Wood and Strings is an album-length work composed by Bryce Dessner and performed by Sō Percussion on a set of experimental musical instruments Dessner named "Chord Sticks" and built by Aron Sanchez. The instruments function on the 3rd bridge principle, with muting the string attack and let the string resonance swell afterwards.

Discography[edit]

LP[edit]

  • Riposte (2010)
  • General Dome (January 29, 2013)

EP[edit]

  • +/- (2008)
  • Function Falls (2012)
  • Arone vs. Aron (2017)

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