"I don't live here I'm not one of you," sing Rebecca Keith and Eli Jacobowitz in "Brunch," over Keith’s underwater staccato keyboard line. Butchers & Bakers' first release with guitarist Jacobowitz showcases the band’s new lineup with Jacobowitz joining Keith, Hank Baker on bass, and Mike Morini on drums.
Elements of indie, psych, grunge, and a touch of pop blend to form lush and dynamic songs about the displaced and the displacers, landscapes urban and otherworldly, sound itself, and the process of making. Keith’s background as a writer shows in Butchers & Bakers’ imagistic lyrics, ranging from dark and ominous to tongue-in-cheek and playful, and Jacobowitz lends harmonies and backing vocals to Keith’s swirling melodies.
This is no wave or shoe or dream or fi, but something else. A band from Brooklyn with two native New Yorkers and two New Englanders. “I forgot my part/ I forgot my art / I forgo my art,” sings Keith. You won’t.
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