When you listen to the music of Butchers Blind you
know the future of Alt-Country shines blindingly bright.† Butchers Blind encompasses the rich history
of American Roots music, then broadens and reshapes it into something exciting,
refreshing and uniquely their own.
Destination Blues marks a significant step forward for the band. They are venturing into
new musical territory while keeping one foot firmly grounded in the sound they
established with their first record, Play
for the Films. The focus for this CD was on capturing the live energy of
the band and the result is a resounding success.
While bands like
Whiskeytown and Uncle Tupelo helped shape their Americana roots, the raw energy
of influences such as the Replacements and the Hold Steady give them a rock
sensibility. Pete Manciniís confident, yet vulnerable vocals give their sound a
rich texture. His songwriting draws you in and if you listen close enough you
can hear the future of Alt-Country music in every note.
Produced by Bill Herman & Mick Hargreaves with Buddy Woodward on mandolin.
"[Destination Blues] proves they are a band that is evolving while
creating and maintaining their very own identity in the alt-country
- From Under the Basement (Best of 2011)
Blues] follows a great American tradition: excellent songwriting,
genuine musicianship and ballsy rock ní roll and country songs about
drinking and fucking up and pouring your heart out."
- Jersey Beat
"The songs are tight, well written, and this is alt-country music at its finest. "
- Red Line Roots
Blues follows in the footsteps of the alt-country greats. I have a
feeling that, pretty soon, Butchers Blind will be able to count
themselves on that list."
- Adobe and Teardrops
"...strong melodies with intriguing themes...disciplined and focused songwriting, and that bodes well for this promising band."
1-Nobody Hears What I Say Anymore
2-Tear It Down
9-Selfish Silent Films
10-Enough Already Anyway
11-Burn Up Bright (Lower East Side)