Listen local: The Builders and the ButchersSeptember 25, 2008
Portland, OR’s The Builders and the Butchers might have the most varied instrumental lineup of any band I can think of. Their Myspace page lists, in addition to the usual, banjo, mandolin, accordion, xylophone, bells and washboard (lead singer Ryan Sollee admits to something of a thrift shop instrument addiction). And they’ve been known to hand out tambourines, tom-toms and the like to get their audience involved at their raucous, revivalist live shows. I’m looking forward to checking them out. Meanwhile, here’s their track, “When It Rains,” – I think it sounds a little like early Mountain Goats.