The Buttertones have shared Jazzhound the latest and most extravagant ambitious and fully realized album to date. Known for their ability to blend surf, garage and punk rock influences, combined with their lively performances, The Buttertones have become indie favorites, earning praise from some of the worlds most read publications including Paste, i-D and the LA Times.
Jazzhound is completely new territory for the group with Araiza, who calls this album “probably the darkest one” he’s written lyrically, pushing his Ian Curtis-via-Bobby Darin baritone to new depths, particularly on scorchers like “Phantom Eyes” and “Bebop.” It’s also the first album with Cobiån acting—and thriving—in his new role as a full-time guitarist (the drum parts were written by him and played by session musician Paul Doyle), and the first since the departure of guitarist Dakota Boettcher as well.
“We really worked our asses off on this one,” says Araiza, proudly, already talking about how he can’t wait to do it all again and make another record soon—after they tour the world, that is, making up for the lost dates last summer, and then some. “It feels like we’re still climbing.”
This hard work has paid off as songs from Jazzhound have already caught the attention of Ones To Watch, Flaunt, MAGNET, KCRW and more. Jazzhound is out now via Innovative Leisure.
JAZZHOUND - TRACKLISTING
1. Phantom Eyes
2. Denial You Win Again
3. Rise and Shine
4. Fade Away Gently
5. Dirty Apartment
7. Blind Passenger
9. Infinite Tenderness