Audio: Butcher Knives – “Tell Me Why”

Media | Nov 7th, 2013

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Brooklyn’s Butcher Knives have a new album coming out in February called Misery. The “gypsybilly” band has posted a preview of their new album with the track “Tell Me Why.” If you dig Gogol Bordello, rockabilly and punk rock, you might like this band. Butcher Knives will be playing Bowery Electric on November 9th and at Pianos on December 21st.

Brooklyn-based Butcher Knives is a multilingual whirlwind of international musical and cultural movements, anchored to a high-octane punk rock aesthetic. With roots in Morocco, Israel, Colombia, New York, and New Orleans, Butcher Knives truly embody their multi-lingual, diverse, and multi-cultural sound and message with their single “Tell Me Why” from their forthcoming album, Misery out February 18,2014.

With influences ranging from Mano Negra, The Clash, Johnny Cash, Gogol Bordello and Bob Marley to bluegrass, flamenco, traditional Eastern European music, rockabilly, and psychobilly, “Tell Me Why” is the perfect introduction to Butcher Knives’ self-defined “gypsybilly” genre. Interlacing a diverse array of musical and cultural backgrounds, rock instrumentation, and traditional folk instruments, Nacho Segura (Colombia/vocals/percussion), Nikko Matiz (Colombia/vocals/guitar), Melissa Elledge (New Orleans/accordion), Tal Galfsky (Israel/keyboards/sampler), Ethan Cohen (New York City/banjo/guitar/vocals), Yoni Benshlomo (Israel/bass/vocals), and Mohamed Amine Smires (Morocco/drums/vocals) represent a bridging of cultural gaps through music.

With a revolutionary spirit and authentically eclectic sound, Misery is just the beginning for Butcher Knives. Stay tuned for much more from the band in the conclusion of 2013 and beyond.


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