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Old 12-03-2008, 03:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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They are from Portland, Oregon. They have a very unique sound and a even more outrageous stage presence. They have two drummers because they do not have a traditional drum-set, they use more individual snare and bass and bongos sort of thing. There is a guitar and a bass player and also a mandolin/banjo player. They also utilize cowbell, washboard and tambourines. They are very folksy.

I saw them live last night and thought they were great, the recordings do not do them justice. But you can still check them out if you want. MySpace.com - The Builders And The Butchers - PORTLAND, Oregon - Powerpop / 2-step / Acoustic - www.myspace.com/thebuildersandthebutchers

My favorites are:
Coal Mine Fall
Spanish Death
Bottom of the Lake


Right now they are touring with Amanda Palmer and the Danger Ensemble but they only have a week and a half left of their tour.
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry. Could'nt get into that at all.
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Like I said, and I pointed out to them-the recordings do not do them justice! The singer is far less whiny live and the percussion stands out more, which gives it a very bass-heavy sound.

To each their own though....
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Like I said, and I pointed out to them-the recordings do not do them justice! The singer is far less whiny live and the percussion stands out more, which gives it a very bass-heavy sound.

To each their own though....
It was the Folk that I did'nt like too much If it is a litle more Bass heavy tho... To be fair I rarely like anything off Myspace. The whole concept just does'nt draw me to a band. I would rather hear something better produced or see a band live etc
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, they really are a tiny local band from Oregon. And the recording quality shows.

However, I like myspace for music simply because local bands can get their music out there, and not have to pay for their own domain or membership somewhere.
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