At this point, Buke & Gase's "General Dome" has been available to stream for 15 days. It's been in my browser tabs for 14 of those. I've listened to it daily and I still don't quite have the words to describe it.
This urgently-timed piece of noise combines about 10 layers of rhythmic sound, with Arone Dyer sharp, pining report dotting throughout. "Takes one to know one," she says accusingly, shortly before a operatic bridge diverges into this false climax and murky cipher. I don't know what to do with it beyond keeping it on hand while I do all things internet, and maybe that's the point.
"General Dome" is the title track to the innovative duo's album, due on Jan. 29. It's out through Brassland, a label co-founded by members of The National.
Check Buke & Gase out on tour:
Fri. Dec. 7 - Sun. Dec. 9 - Minehead, UK @ All Tomorrow's Parties
Wed. Jan. 30 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (RECORD RELEASE SHOW)
Thu. Jan. 31 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Fri. Feb. 1 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
Sat. Feb. 2 - Washington, DC @ DC 9
Mon. Feb. 4 - Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
Tue. Feb. 5 - Toronto, ON @ The Drake
Wed. Feb. 6 - Detroit, MI @ Pike Room
Thu. Feb. 7 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
Fri. Feb. 8 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Sat. Feb. 9 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Mon. Feb. 11 - Denver, CO @ Walnut Room
Tue. Feb. 12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Thu. Feb. 14 - Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
Fri. Feb. 15 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
Sat. Feb. 16 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Mon. Feb. 18 - San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord
Tue. Feb. 19 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Wed. Feb. 20 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah