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The Bilinda Butchers

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With members spread across New York City, Seattle, and San Francisco, the Bilinda Butchers (stylized as the bbs) are about as geographically diffuse as could be. Inconvenient? Probably, but the bbs use this geographic diversity to their advantage, individually absorbing influences from their respective surroundings, and mingling it all together when they’re writing, recording, and producing.

What started as a bedroom project between two schoolmates who were fascinated in equal measure by kitsch-y lounge music and the sonic excesses of shoegaze has evolved to include more members, broader tastes, and an ever-increasing interest in experimentation. The result is a sound that is uniquely theirs, but nevertheless keeps listeners on their toes. This is band that does not live in its own bubble.

About “Night and Blur”

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Taking unexpected cues from 90s house, drum and bass, and trip hop—but never entirely eschewing their dream pop origins—the bbs drew inspiration from the chaotic rhythm of their tours in Asia to explore new sonic and thematic territory on “Night and Blur”. Like 2014’s “HEAVEN,” the group’s newest full-length is conceptual and narrative-focused, this time seeking to capture and recreate the sensation of exploring an unfamiliar city at night, propelled—sometimes recklessly—by the thrill of new experiences.

Sample tracks from the new album “Night and Blur”

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History

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Composed of Michal Kepsky (songwriter/producer), Adam Honingford (songwriter), Lukas Untersteiner (producer), and Brock Lowry (percussionist), the group’s releases over the years have steadily veered further from the dream pop sound that won them critical praise with their early EPs, “Regret, Love, Guilt, Dreams” (2011) and “Goodbyes” (2012).

Heaven,” their 2014 debut LP, saw them expanding their sound in major ways, bringing in collaborators, hopping across genres, and forging a cohesive conceptual narrative with their lyrics.

“Night and Blur,” the group’s forthcoming LP, is an even more intense departure.

Live

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Despite their bedroom origins, the bbs are enthusiastic and experienced live performers. It is no doubt a challenge to recreate the expansive sonic range of their recordings in the live setting, but the bbs have taken on the task admirably. Relying on traditional live instrumentation alongside electronic instruments, samples, and video projections, the group dedicates significant energy before each tour to create compelling, dynamic, and cohesive live experiences.

The group has performed extensively, including as a support act for Craft Spells on a major US tour in 2015, and as a co-headliner with No Vacation on a West Coast tour in 2017. In 2016, they were invited to play a string of dates in Asia, where they were pleasantly surprised to learn they had won a sizable fanbase. The success of this venture prompted a second, larger tour of Asia in 2018. Much of their forthcoming LP, “Night and Blur,” was inspired by their travels throughout China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and the Philippines.