Local band’s CD release party Saturday
Local ensemble The Golden Butter Band releases their anticipated sophmore EP “Aren’t We All” this Saturday at Stonewall’s Underground Pub, beneath Tony’s Pizza. The music starts around 10 p.m., 18 and up, with a $5 cover at the door.
GBB is anchored by Willy Matthews powerful vocals, sandwiched between the tight harmonizing back up vocals provided by brothers Riley (drums) and Alex (guitar) Kerns, which are tied together with Cameron Gorman’s versatile bass foundation. This band’s sound gracefully incorporates elements of late 90’s pop rock groups like Cake and Harvey Danger with a ska and reggae syncopation.
“Aren’t We All” features five original tracks from the Golden Butter Band, and took the better part of a year to produce (though much of that time was waiting for CD pressing). It’s well worth the money. If you choose to buy a physical copy of the album, you get a handsome paper-bound CD case with full color album art and lyrics.
Make no mistake, GBB is a party band, and they are trying to get you to dance. The EP delivers in this department, however after waiting so long for it, some might wish it was a longer album. Tracks like Know You Don’t Mean No, which features the best breakdown this band has yet recorded, and For Now, show that the band is able to perform across a wide dynamic and emotional range while maintaining an infectiously danceable atmosphere.
The GBB has been getting some regional media exposure of late. Their music can now be heard in regular rotation on WBHB 101.5 FM out of Greencastle, Pa. WBHB DJ Ginger Bob will be the emcee for this Saturday’s album release concert.