Over the past year, rustic folksters The Cave Singers have toured Europe, Asia, and North America (several times), supporting the likes of Fleet Foxes, Wanda Jackson, and Neko Case. And amidst all that touring, the band still found time to release its third album, No Witch, its best album to date.
When The Builders And The Butchers come to San Diego, they show up to play. The band’s Casbah performance last February was a fever dream of apocalyptic backwoods folk voodoo that had even the most uptight hipsters in the crowd unfolding their arms and busting a move. As if to prove that lightning can indeed strike the same place twice, the group will be returning to the Casbah on Saturday, January 16th. Continue reading →
Portland-based barn burners The Builders And The Butchers are set to unveil their new album, entitled Salvation Is A Deep Dark Well, on June 30th.
The follow-up to their self-titled debut will be released through Gigantic Records, and will house eleven tracks, many of which were presumably played during the band’s red-hot Casbah performance in February. If that show was any indication, the new record will have you writhing on the floor and speaking in tongues in no time.
Judging from Salvation‘s track list, the album will contain all of the back-woodsy, apocalyptic, foot-stomping folk voodoo that you’ve come to expect from The Builders And The Butchers. The band will be complimenting the record with a full US tour, the dates for which have yet to be announced, but we’re guessing there will be a San Diego stop in there somewhere.
It takes a lot to work the crowd at the Casbah into a frenzy. Most nights, crowd members can’t be bothered to unfold their arms—let alone dance—regardless of their affinity for the band that’s playing. Whether you chalk it up to the laid back Southern California vibe, or to scenesters who care most about how apathetic they seem, San Diego’s hipsters aren’t exactly known for cutting loose. But maybe that’s just because they had never seen The Builders and the Butchers before.