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Arone vs. Aron

by Buke and Gase

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Seam Esteem 02:46
Typo 03:33
Dress 03:09


Arone vs Arone contains three songs you didn't know Buke & Gase made! Now you do! Released on the occasion of a SOLD OUT tour opening for The National across Europe, it is a brief sampling drawn from 5 years of woodshedding— a band reinvention that has, for the most part, taken place far from the eyes of an audience & the internet.

This is music they made on their way to making the music they’re now making. The release is a preparation for the flood of material Buke and Gase hope to release in 2018 — not just an album, albums plural.

How do you get good enough to play Carnegie Hall? As the saying goes: practice practice practice? This EP is a portrait of a band committing their 10,000 hours.

All three recordings have leaked out in the 1,825 days since they completed 2013’s General Dome: “Seam Esteem” was a free download on Bandcamp; “Typo” streamed on Soundcloud to commemorate their tour with Battles; and the PJ Harvey cover “Dress” was a contribution to Our First 100 Days, a charity compilation assembled by the Secretly Group to raise money for organizations threatened by the Donald Trump administration.

Background: Buke and Gase are a band defined by their innovative approach to music-making; on every subsequent release from 2009’s self-released +/-; to their viral phenomenon Riposte (2010); to their shape-shifting stop-gap EP Function Falls (2012); to their riff-filled, harder-edged General Dome (2013) they have built their instruments and their sound from the ground up. None of these songs will appear on Buke and Gase’s forthcoming album(s).


released October 27, 2017


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Buke and Gase Hudson, New York

Est. 2008, New York by the duo of Arone Dyer & Aron Sanchez. We are an experimental pop band who improvise & edit down the results until only the grooviest parts remain.We play on instruments we build—formerly the buke & gase exclusively. Now the Arx & other things. NPR Music once said “No other bands sound quite like the duo of Buke & Gase.” Ok! ... more

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