Head Goes Thud by Gutbucket
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"Head Goes Thud" is taken from Gutbucket's fourth album "A Modest Proposal". Destroying walls between art-rock, avant-squonk, jazz-core and beyond, the decade-old New York quartet Gutbucket is not only equally comfortable playing in front of 900 sweatily pogo-ing teenage skate-punks, a crowd of cosmic indie-psych freaks, on an anarchist German art collectives house-boat or even teaching master classes in the music departments of schools around the country, but most importantly, their music fits right in. A Modest Proposal solidifies Gutbucket's place at the forefront of a revitalized avant-garde music scene in New York, where sparkling new venues pack in 20-somethings at Steve Reich gigs and Bang on a Can's all-night music marathons draw crowds for Stockhausen at Sunrise. The band has spent the past 10 years injecting a shot of exuberance into the minimalist cool of the New York downtown scene. The group attacks their music with the ferocity usually reserved for punk, and the humorous abstraction of art-rock, despite having earned their jazz bona fides. Founded by bassist Eric Rockwin, saxophonist Ken Thomson, guitarist Ty Citerman, and drummer Paul Chuffo, Gutbucket built their all-important live reputation in New York clubs before spreading across east coast college towns. Trips to Europe soon followed, with over a dozen tours in 19 countries taken to date. Joined in 2007 by longtime friend Adam D Gold on drums following Chuffo's departure, Gold's musical voice was quickly deemed a necessity. A close friend, he's also good for van conversation. Which is good. Because there are miles to go before Gutbucket sleeps!
Head Goes Thud; A Little Anarchy Never Hurt Anyone; I Am a Jelly Doughnut (Or a Commentary on U.S German Relations Post WWII); More More Bigger Better Faster with Cheese; Carnivore; Doppelganger's Requiem; Lucy Ferment?; C'mon It's Just a Dollar; Side Effects May Include; Brain Born Outside of Its Heard.
Ty Citerman: guitars; Adam D. Gold: drums, vibraphone (5, 9), birds (1); Eric Rockwin: electric upright bass (1-10), bass guitar (2, 5, 9), Hammond B3 organ (6), Korg bx-3 (2), Wurlitzer (3, 8); Ken Thomson: alto saxophone (1-5, 7-9), baritone saxophone (3, 6, 9-10), clarinet (6-7), bass clarinet (4, 8), Hammond B3 organ (1), Roland juno-60 (10).
- A Modest Proposal by Glenn Astarita
February 2, 2009
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