Artist: Butcher Bear
Title: "This is How the Game gets you Played" LPonCS
Label: (iN)Sect Records
Cat No: IRS-049
Release Date: Oct 9th
Artwork by Aaron Guadamuz
Heat by Butcher Bear
Layout + Text by Recspec
1. Bomb Paws
2. Vacation Stops
3. ineedyouneedme ft. Sir Froderick
4. Punch The Bull ft. Reaganometry
5. Blood, Mud, Water (Scheel's World)
6. Velvet Coffin Pt. 1 ft. Graham Reynolds (Golden Arm Trio)
7. Maid of Sand (It's Up)
8. Barbaric Rhetoric ft. Chief & the Doomsday Device and BoomBaptist
9. Landlocked in Small Talk ft. Marc Bianchi
10. (1) Out For Living (0) ft. Lo Phi
11. That's Not Oz Behind the Curtain, it's a 303 (iNterlude)
12. Feel That ft. Muamin Collective
13. All Hail the New Boss, Just Like the Old Boss ft. AADM OUR HATLEY
14. Texas Boys ft. Lo Phi
15. This is How the Game gets you Played ft. SelfSays and DJ Shardstyle
16. We Got You ft. Rebecca Whitley; prod by. Big Legs
17. Quietly, Suddenly, Dead ft. Reaganometry, Strong Silent Type,
Matt Krolick (Mother Falcon) and Patrick Benfield
18. Tell Me The Difference ft. Sampler & Son
19. It's Not Yours (iNterlude)
20. Black Flag
21. Taste The Rainbows
22. Double Brothers (Step Up) ft. Reaganometry, Strong Silent Type, Patrick Benfield and Ethan Kennedy
23. Velvet Coffin Pt. 2 ft. Graham Reynolds (Golden Arm Trio)
Butch Webster aka Butcher Bear, was born in Austin, TX at the old Brackenridge hospital that later burned down. He’s one of the co-founders of the producer-based event & crew; Exploded Drawing, he books the club, the North Door and he owns and operates (iN)Sect Records in the capital city of Texas.
For his new LP, Butcher Bear has assembled a massive group of guest features.
The roster for "This is How the Game gets you Played" LP includes: SelfSays, Muamin Collective, Sir Froderick, Reaganometry, Graham Reynolds (Golden Arm Trio), Chief & The Doomsday Device, BoomBaptist, AADM OUR HATLEY, Sampler & Son, Rebecca Whitley, Patrick Benfield, Strong Silent Type, Marc Bianchi, DJ Shardstyle and Lo Phi.
He handles vocal duties on a couple songs and got together a live group, (Butcher Bear & the Blades) to record a few of the songs, as well as having produced the entire record, save for one song produced by Big Legs.
Butcher Bear goes from boom-bap hip-hop to new wave to nightmarish house to new territories of sound altogether. His production is steeped in live instrumentation, growing up as a kid playing drums/gtr/keys/anthing around, his bastardized sounds and production weave samples with snatched up sounds.
The MC’s featured on the album are all people he considers family, each adding their own flavors, while the main theme stays in tact.
‘Don’t forget, there’s a drought, be generous with your creativity.’
– Rich Jacobs
The artwork was painted by Aaron Guadamuz, the artist behind the artwork for Quasimoto's first 12", "C'mon Feet" and videos for Jonti and countless work with Bruce Bickford as well as playing guitar in sci-fi, surf, crime outfit Father Howl in San Francisco, Ca.
This painting was made from photos taken in Harveyville, KS at Ron and Nikol's place:
Butch lived there in an old high school and that's where his music production was born again. Three short months that changed his life living in an 800 square foot room in the empty elementary building next to a gymnasium in between playing drums with Sean Na Na and singing with Attack Formation.
Songs 3, 4, 5, 8, 12 & 15 also available on 12" vinyl
as GS-005: "Don't Save Yourself" EP
from London-based label Gangsigns 72
For fans of: Polvo, Michael Scheel, Ras G, The Cure, Kutmah, Sonic Youth