Apparently I have something for bands that form in Alaska and move to Portland. My friend Bri recommended The Builders and the Butchers to me probably three times before I took the time to listen. Since then, theirs has become my most listened to album. I’ve not yet seen them live but have heard that their shows are ridiculously fun. Not only does lead singer Ryan Sollee have wonderful stage presence, but the band has been known to pass out washboards and tambourines to the crowd. During their cd release show in 2007, they led the audience out of the venue and onto the street where the entire crowd sang Find Me in the Air. I can’t wait for them to put out another album of wonderful depression era sounding songs.
You can catch them March 1st, but you’ll have to drive to Boise.
Spanish Death Songhttp://www.mediafire.com/?fqe1dymjbzg