The Buttertones – “Matador”

The Buttertones are among some of the most underrated artists in recent history, proof of that being their now chock full discography. Their raw, unrefined personas shone through in both their self-titled and their appeal towards more cinematic tracks appeared in their  sophomore album American Brunch, with “Lemonade” and “Baby Doll” containing electrifying instrumentals and mellow tones behind every corner. Their newest album Gravedigging – released late last month – somehow perfectly combines their gritty, hard-as-nails aesthetic with a dose of love sickness, all wrapped in a half surf rock, half gangster paradise. “Matador” has the quintet firing all all the pistons in their still wonderfully rusted engine, using that crude, unrefined oil that is their quirk to their advantage. It’s dangerous and ruthless at times, and yet incredibly appealing.


photo by Sheva Kafai

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s