Even if the dismal imagery is a bit overwhelming at times, I found recently that the best antidote is a dose of the band live, allowing for a full appreciation of the crazed energy they bring to the music.
At one point in the show Ryan jumped into the crowd to sing and a fan put his hat on him. He jumped back on stage with it and after about 30 seconds took it off and said, “I can’t play with this hat on the lights are too hot up here, I love you.”
There’s not much optimism for us as a human race in Ryan Sollee’s storytelling as he explores the darker side of human nature. He explores these themes while he’s fishing around the beautiful city of Portland, where he lives.
Murder By Death and The Builders and The Butchers are happy to announce an art contest for the Seven Series split 7” coming out this summer on MBD’s label Tent Show Records. For this release, MBD has covered The Builders and The Butchers song “In The Branches” and TBATB have covered MBD’s “Until Morale Improves The Beatings Will Continue”. Also, Ray from TBATB has a one-man band called “Mission Operation” where he makes music on Nintendo Gameboys, and he has done Gameboy covers of “Ball and Chain” by MBD and ” by TBATB. AWESOME. All Four tracks will be on the 7”.
Same person who just asked about the free show haha.
So has the portland spirit free show always been planned for this week? I could have sworn it said on their tour page that there was a free show March 11th, Portland spirit.
The Portland Spirit show already happened, sadly. It was last Thursday.
This is the schedule for the Builders on Friday. If you don’t already know, they’re doing a huge busking project to celebrate the release of their new album. They’re playing at 6 venues around Portland before doing their final show at 7:30. I will be going, and if anyone wants to join me, message me with your details and we’ll meet up <3
1pm – Rebuilding Center (3265 N. Mississippi Ave.) 2pm – Food Carts on Skidmore St. (weather permitting) 3pm – Jackpot Records (3574 SE Hawthorne Blvd.) 4pm – Powell’s Books Downtown (1005 W. Burnside) 5pm – VooDoo Doughnuts Downtown (22 SW 3rd St.) 6pm – Doug Fir Patio 7:30pm – Music Millennium In-store (3158 East Burnside)
The Builders and the Butchers will be headlining a complete US tour to support their new album, Dead Reckoning! Times will be posted as they come, but mark your calendar for when they come through your town!
just found the site.... 'fuck yeah'
i've been an obsessive fan of this amazing band since i discovered them at a murder by death show a few years ago. just saw them out here in denver on saturday (again w/ MBD) and of course they were beyond awesome. love the new album, been listening non-stop since i got my copy @ the show.
here is my question: where can i find some lyrics?!?!? i've been scouring the internet for the last 2 years....seriously, and i can only find lyrics for the same 12-15 songs. any help would be appreciated.
builders & butchers fan in denver
Glad to have you on board! Hope you enjoy the blog. I heard the show in Denver was fabulous, and I know they’re glad that you enjoyed it, too.
As far as lyrics go, that’s a tough one. I’ve also searched for lyrics, and I keep on finding the same few songs over and over again. My only advice is to keep listening: Find live versions of the same song if there’s any lyrical confusion, and see if you can decipher what exactly is being sung. I know that Ryan is sometimes a tad hard to understand at times(One of the most charming things about the band, in my opinion) and I’ve had difficulty myself. If you have any lyrics you want posted, I can do my best to do so.
Thanks for the question! Hope you have fun in Denver.