Thanks to Jad Abumrad and the good people of the Radio Lab podcast, I've been introduced to Buke and Gass, a quirky and brilliant band.
Hailing from Brooklyn, the musical collaboration of duo, Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez, is named for the hodgepodged instruments they've invented and mastered--the Buke, a bass ukelele, and a Gass (pronounced "gase"), a stringed instrument equal parts bass and electric guitar. Throw in an array of drums, shakers, sleigh bells, and other percussion instruments played by feet and legs, and you have the latest incarnation of the one-man band. In this case, a one-woman-and-one-man band.
Buke + Gase both woo and assault my ears with music that is one part power pop and one part car crash. Their complex layering of meters and polyrhythms delights my inner geek to no end. The sharp turns and twists make ADD an asset, but the colorful and bumpy ride makes me hang on for the whole trip.
Listen and get a free download of their song Medulla Oblongata here.