The Buttertones


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The Buttertones - "Jazzhound"

Release Date: Apr 10, 2020
Label: Innovative Leisure

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April 27, 2020

The Buttertones Share "Denial You Win Again" Video Via Grimy Goods | Share Exclusive Interview With American Songwriter | New Album Jazzhound Out Now Via Innovative Leisure

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April 10, 2020

The Buttertones Share Jazzhound | New Album Jazzhound Out Now Via Innovative Leisure

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April 1, 2020

The Buttertones Share "Phantom Eyes" Via BrooklynVegan | Share "Fade Away Gently" Video Via Buzz Bands LA | New Album Jazzhound Out April 10th Via Innovative Leisure

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March 13, 2020

The Buttertones Share "Fade Away Gently" Via Ones To Watch | US Spring Tour w/ Iguana Death Cult Begins This April | New Album Jazzhound Out April 10th Via Innovative Leisure

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March 5, 2020

The Buttertones Share "Jazzhound" Video Via Flaunt | US Spring Tour w/ Iguana Death Cult Begins This April | New Album Jazzhound Out April 10th Via Innovative Leisure

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February 26, 2020

The Buttertones Announce Jazzhound LP Share Title Track Via KCRW | Announce US Spring Tour w/ Iguana Death Cult | New Album Jazzhound Out April 10th Via Innovative Leisure

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January 22, 2020

The Buttertones Announce US Tour With The Reverend Horton Heat | Look Out For New Album In Spring 2020

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BIOGRAPHY

Before settling in to make their next album, the Buttertones had to face the hounds of real life. Prior to a headlining summer tour in support of 2018’s Midnight in a Moonless Dream, a fiery blast of an album capturing the band at their purest distillation, drummer/multi-instrumentalist Modesto ‘Cobi’ Cobiån had a sudden and serious medical scare involving his eye, requiring emergency surgery. He lost half his vision (it will hopefully return with a future operation), and the tour had to be cancelled. Music took a backseat for the time being. “It gave us some perspective on our health,” says bassist Sean Redman, “and the fact that we have to look after ourselves and one another first, or else the music just can’t happen.” 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. When one of their own had a scare, they rallied around him—and used the experience to come together stronger than ever for the record they were getting ready to make. “He says the eye patch adds charm to his character,” jokes Araiza, who led the Buttertones back into writing mode recently, taking the reset moment to really focus on the approach and style of the next record. The material he was working on took the band forward into a heavier sound—and it also brought them back to the spark of their first album. “It allowed us to go back to the roots and the spirit we had when we started,” Redman considers. “We are kind of a new band, in a lot of ways, is what it feels like.”

Before settling in to make their next album, the Buttertones had to face the hounds of real life. Prior to a headlining summer tour in support of 2018’s Midnight in a Moonless Dream, a fiery blast of an album capturing the band at their purest distillation, drummer/multi-instrumentalist Modesto ‘Cobi’ Cobiån had a sudden and serious medical scare involving his eye, requiring emergency surgery. He lost half his vision (it will hopefully return with a future operation), and the tour had to be cancelled. Music took a backseat for the time being.

“It gave us some perspective on our health,” says bassist Sean Redman, “and the fact that we have to look after ourselves and one another first, or else the music just can’t happen.” 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. When one of their own had a scare, they rallied around him—and used the experience to come together stronger than ever for the record they were getting ready to make.

“He says the eye patch adds charm to his character,” jokes Araiza, who led the Buttertones back into writing mode recently, taking the reset moment to really focus on the approach and style of the next record. The material he was working on took the band forward into a heavier sound—and it also brought them back to the spark of their first album. “It allowed us to go back to the roots and the spirit we had when we started,” Redman considers. “We are kind of a new band, in a lot of ways, is what it feels like.”

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Press Clippings

Buttertones accomplish in two-plus minutes what many bands can’t do over a whole album: offer evidence of both musical range and the imagination to carve a unique sound from those skills.”
– LA Times

Devilishly dark and enigmatic energy that will inevitably lure you in.”
– Paste

“soulful sax and ripping surf riffs”
– i-D

Contact

Kip Kouri kip@tellallyourfriendspr.com
Troy Kowalchuk troy@tellallyourfriendspr.com

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