The harrowing vocals of Araiza describe a dream in the midst of turning into a nightmare. Dirty Apartment 6. Fade Away Gently 5. [11] The album was met with generally positive reviews upon its release. | read, What else do you have to do while quarantined than dive into this overwhelming musical paradise? We all know times are tough. Infinite Tenderness 10. The Buttertones arrive with Jazzhound, their most extravagant, ambitious, and fully realized album to date. $12 +$2 at door if under 21 . Even though they’re not all together, they’re still constantly writing music. Araiza truly blossoms on 2018’s Midnight in a Moonless Dream, the Buttertones’ most experimental project to date. The Buttertones are a five-piece rock act hailing from Los Angeles, California since 2011. The Buttertones are experts at creating songs that lyrically and melodically paint vivid imagery and tell epic stories. Gravedigging is the most collaborative of the band's albums, with songwriting and vocals from guitarist Dakota Böttcher on 'I Ran Away'. | listen, The beautifully colorful surf pop/ glitter rock band is trying to stay positive. “Boom, baby!”. The Buttertones are a rock band from Los Angeles, formed in 2012. On 15 July 2020, Clementine Creevy of Cherry Glazerr posted a statement on Instagram in which she accused Sean Redman of statutory rape and sexual misconduct: " I was 14 and he was 20...He also insisted on not using protection and gave me HPV. With the tour canceled (or at least postponed), Araiza currently quarantined with his family in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and the rest of the band spread out across L.A., The Buttertones suddenly find themselves with a lot of spare time they hadn’t planned for. [19], "Album Reviews: The Buttertones 'Gravediggin'", "l.a. band the buttertones on the new sound and vintage style", "TWarm Up : l'univers ténébreux du gang des Buttertones", "The Buttertones: All Different Flavours", "A Dark Journey of Romantic Yearning: An Interview with the Buttertones", "Vous reprendrez bien un peu de Buttertones ? Araiza encourages everyone to take care of themselves out there and to appreciate what they’ve got. [5] Bonding over their interest in mid-twentieth century music, they first began playing music together at Redman's Hollywood apartment. Rise And Shine 4. “I’d like to experiment with home recording.”, The Buttertones have high hopes to hit the road again in July, but are prepared for a change of plans. Vinyl LP. Blind Passenger 8. | read, We understand why they had to cancel the festival, we're still bummed we don't get to see these awesome bands. Listen free to The Buttertones – Everlasting Summer (Dionysus, Nu Suave and more). I’m sorry i didn’t get to record the rest!! | read, Gia Woods is a super talented pop musician who is just beginning to unleash her music on the world. The Buttertones released their fourth studio album, Midnight in a Moonless Dream, via Innovative Leisure on 4 May 2018. 30 tracks (83:59). “It’s more poppy but I didn’t want to call it ‘pophound,’” Araiza laughs. The album release was accompanied by an appearance at Coachella Music and Arts Festival, European and North American tours, and the release … All songs on the album are sung by Richard Araiza, with the exception of "Don't Cry Alone", which is sung by Dakota Böttcher. Cobiån, Redman, and vocalist/guitarist Richard Araiza have been playing together for seven years now, having first come together for a self-titled debut in 2013; along with London Guzman on sax and keys, they’ve come to establish themselves as one of L.A.’s tightest … Creevy also made reference to having witnessed "a culture of predatory, misogynistic, and abusive behavior towards women by Sean, some of his bandmates in the Buttertones, and other men in their circle. “Looking back at it, I’m like, ‘damn, should’ve appreciated it a little more’—so, that’s my little message.” And what’s the band’s motto helping them through all this? It was the year 2011 and Redman, guitarist/singer Richard Araiza and drummer Modesto ‘Cobi’ Cobiån bonded over their shared affinity for mid-20th century music. Photo courtesy of Innovative Leisure. 07/10/20 The man himself with an acoustic rendition of “Shut Up Sugar”, part of a series of Btonez songs and other covers Richard streamed on Instagram. | watch. We don't care about labels. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from The Buttertones. And yet, despite their flip admission of fitting a particular bill, The Buttertones don’t quite suit any single category. Also excuse my comments hehe Thank you Richard & Cobi & The Buttertones … Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.fm. Phantom Eyes 2. Another woman whose band would play with The Buttertones detailed her alleged sexual misconduct from lead singer Richard Araiza in an Instagram post. ", "Album Review: The Buttertones - Gravedigging", "The Buttertones 'Gravedigging' - GIGsoup", "Buttertones respect those who came before", "Cherry Glazerr's Clem Creevy accuses ex-bandmate & Buttertones bassist of statutory rape", "Burger Records Employees, Artists Accused of Rampant Sexual Misconduct", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Buttertones&oldid=1000488224, Indie rock musical groups from California, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 15 January 2021, at 08:46. The Buttertones arrive with Jazzhound, their most extravagant, ambitious, and fully realized album to date. According to an interview with L.A. Record, ‘Matador’ was written by Richard Araiza, the lead singer of The Buttertones, and was one of the first songs to be written for Gravedigging. Ahead of their recent show at UCSD's The Loft, we got a chance to interview The Buttertones' lead singer/guitarist, Richard Araiza. The Canadian indie rockers reminisce on simpler times while gearing up to release their new album JUICE. [6] The band's name mirrors that of doo-wop groups such as The Cleftones, and reflects their attempt to seamlessly blend an array of sounds[7] Their self-titled debut was "an eight-track effort steeped in expertly executed surf riffs and rolling percussion",[3] released as a cassette on L.A.'s garage-pop Lolipop label in 2013. Here, she joins us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for an extra special stripped-down acoustic performance! Richard Araiza is the lead singer and songwriter of the band The Buttertones, which he formed in 2012 with drummer Modeste Cobian and bassist Sean Redman: Date of birth : 2 March 1992 (25 years old) Height: 6' 0" The Buttertones. “We were on tour earlier this year and just thought, ‘oh, we’re gonna tour all year long’ and now it’s all canceled and everything’s up in the air,” he says. While the new album stays true to The Buttertones’ dramatic, dark, and mysterious themes, frontman Richard Araiza tells BTRtoday that they dabbled in more pop-centric melodies this time to add a somewhat optimistic side to their sound. Their upcoming album’s title track “Jazzhound” uses shimmering synth, echoing brass, and fuzzy guitars to send chills down your back. The initial band formation consisted of Richard, Sean and Cobi, who met at Musicians Institute in Hollywood in 2011 (Richard originally from New Mexico, Sean from Washington, and Cobi from Puerto Rico). Doors at 7:30pm / Show at 8:30pm. View the profiles of people named Richard Araiza. © BreakThru Radio, LLC. Hailing from the heart of Los Angeles, The Buttertones continue to make their mark on the world of rock n’ roll with their unique and blended sound which mixes classic Rock along with influences from the 1950’s and ’60s. Thank god i ran out of storage after they finished all the songs. 179 Followers, 867 Following, 197 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Richard Araiza (@araizarichard) SXSW 2020 Playlist, High Waisted Preps for New Album & Is Staying Strong, A Music Journalist’s Tips to Falling Down the Online Rabbit Hole of Underground Music, The Memories Chat New Music, Birthdays, and Disneyland. '[9], The Buttertones' third album, Gravedigging (and their debut for Innovative Leisure) was released on 31 March 2017. | read, Their newest album ‘Pickles & Pies’ comes out this May and they’re already celebrating. Jazzhound by The Buttertones, released 10 April 2020 1. Denial You Win Again 3. The album was recorded at Jazzcats studio in Long Beach in the spring of 2016, and was produced by Jonny Bell of Crystal Antlers. The Buttertones began in bassist Sean Redman’s shabby Hollywood apartment. It has been described as 'refreshing and innovative',[12] 'stylish, dark, and a lot of fun',[13] and as 'more of a series of cinematic vignettes than anything else...As each song has its own micro-theme, Araiza's voice seems to adopt a character to suit each song's story.'[14]. For an act that has recently tried to diversify their style, the Buttertones’ lead singer Richard Araiza has been everything the band could ask for. Hear the entire interview with The Buttertones’ frontman Richard Araiza along with tracks from Gravedigging (2017), Midnight in a Moonless Dream (2018), and their two newest singles from Jazzhound on this week’s The Music Meetup. Its current members include Richard Araiza, Sean Redman, Modesto Cobian, London Guzman, and Grant Snyder, the first three originally starting out as "music school misfits". The album was their first following the departure of guitarist Dakota Böttcher, with drummer Cobi switching instruments to take his place. Cobiån, Redman, and vocalist/guitarist Richard Araiza have been playing together for seven years now, having first come together for a self-titled debut in 2013; along with London Guzman on sax and keys, they’ve come to establish themselves as one of L.A.’s tightest groups, conquering stages from Coachella to Tropicalia. [16][17] All songs on the album are sung by Richard Araiza, with the exception of "Don't Cry Alone", which is sung by Dakota Böttcher. Cobiån, Redman, and vocalist/guitarist Richard Araiza have been playing together for seven years now, having first come together for a self-titled debut in 2013; along with London Guzman on sax and keys, they’ve come to establish themselves as one of L.A.’s tightest groups, conquering stages from Coachella to Tropicalia. All Rights Reserved. [1] Their music draws upon and straddles multiple genres, including surf rock, garage rock, doo-wop, and post-punk rock,[2][3] and has been described as 'cinematic rock'.[4]. The only thing you can really do right now is try to make the best of things and appreciate what you have. “So … The Buttertones / Iguana Death Cult live at Grog Shop. Jazzhound Before settling in to make Jazzhound, their most extravagant, ambitious, and fully realized album to date, the Buttertones had to face the hounds of real life. “It’s more poppy but I didn’t want to call it ‘pophound,’” Araiza … [15] Recorded at Jazzcats Studio with Gravedigging producer Jonny Bell, the album reflects the band's attempt to craft a darker sound, to experiment vocally and instrumentally, and to step outside the surf rock genre. “Now, we have a lot of time on our hands to explore new territory,” Araiza says. Greaser punk and surf rock from Southern California, The Buttertones do great, unique impressions of The Cramps, The Clash and The Beach Boys, injecting spaghetti western, garage rock and even a doo-wop feeling into a dark and unusual listen. Cobiån, Redman, and vocalist/guitarist Richard Araiza have been playing together for seven years now, having first come together for a self-titled debut in 2013; along with London Guzman on sax and keys, they’ve come to establish themselves as one of L.A.’s tightest … mgmt: buttertones@gmail.com merch inquires: merch@thebuttertones.com Sunday April 19th. Listen to music from The Buttertones like Orpheus Under the Influence, Dionysus & more. The Buttertones began the year as opening act for The Reverend Horton Heat, and announced the release of their fifth album, Jazzhound, on 10 April 2020. “It still has some grim undertones for sure, [but] we’re still trying to go for that cinematic vibe.”. It makes you want to dance while your heart jumps into your throat. The Buttertones most recent album, Gravedigging. 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That was the first time I had sex." Velour 9. While the new album stays true to The Buttertones’ dramatic, dark, and mysterious themes, frontman Richard Araiza tells BTRtoday that they dabbled in more pop-centric melodies this time to add a somewhat optimistic side to their sound. Instead, they’re saying “boom, baby” and releasing their fifth full-length album Jazzhound on April 10. '[7], The band have cited a diverse range of musical influences on their sound, including The Clash, The Cramps, The Gun Club, The Birthday Party and Scott Walker,[8] explaining that 'from the moment a sound speaks to us, we tend to integrate it into our music, as long as it's coherent with a whole. [10], The release of Gravedigging garnered the band an increase in publicity: 'from a band who has so far threatened without actually nailing a bona fide tail on the donkey...Gravedigging might well be an early contender for soundtrack of the year.' The album release was accompanied by an appearance at Coachella Music and Arts Festival, European and North American tours, and the release of a further single, "Madame Supreme", in October 2018. What are they doing with that time? 37.3k Followers, 292 Following, 607 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from The Buttertones (@thebuttertones) No matter what, they won’t stop working on music. “We have the culture of Echo Park and Hollywood, but at the same time, we want to make something different,” says Richard Araiza, guitarist and lead vocalist. Which is exactly what The Buttertones are doing. They could’ve wallowed in disappointment once their U.S. tour with party psych-rockers Iguana Death Cult ended before it could even begin this month. Raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Richard Araiza is the lead vocalist for the Los Angeles based rock band, The Buttertones. Join Facebook to connect with Richard Araiza and others you may know. "[18], In response to the allegations, the band's label Innovative Leisure, announced that it would be dropping the band immediately. The song immediately marks a shift in the way the Buttertones carry themselves, from the clean melodies to singer Richard Araiza’s deep, velvety voice somehow becoming even more suave. Through their first two albums, The Buttertones principally cultivated a musical following in Los Angeles, playing 'practically every venue' and becoming 'a household name in the 20-something Echo Park/Silver Lake/Los Feliz crowd. We don't really have sound aesthetics or stable influences. Jazzhound comes out April 10 via Innovative Leisure (pre-order here). The trio were subsequently joined by Dakota and London (both from California), after which they self-released their second album, American Brunch, in 2015. Bebop 7. 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