With a New Album, Buke and Gase Play The Bowery Ballroom

January 29th, 2013

Not only are Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez talented musicians, but they also created the instruments they play as part of their experimental duo, Buke and Gase (formerly Buke and Gass). Dyer, the singer, had “some form of carpel tunnel in my wrist that was aggravated by a normal-size instrument,” so she created her buke by taking “a crappy baritone ukulele” and turning it into a six-string. Not to be outdone, Sanchez’s gase “started out as an over-achieving bass, desiring to move up out of the low end. Now it’s starting to find itself somewhere between a bass and a guitar without really being either.” Despite having just two members, they make a whole lot of noise, which you can discover on their self-titled EP, the 2010 full-length, Riposte, last year’s Function Falls EP and the darker General Dome (stream it below), released today. Watch Buke and Gase, above, playing “Medicina” for Time Out New York, and then go see them play The Bowery Ballroom tomorrow night.