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Buke and Gass performs live from the Rock 'n' Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C. Abby Verbosky / NPR The band Buke and Gass has a throttling yet joyful sound and a handcrafted sensibility that enraptured listeners this year and landed its album Riposte on NPR Music's list of 50 Favorite Albums of 2010 . A Brooklyn-based duo, Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez play with customized homemade gear that includes heavy-duty amps, a "toe-bourine," a kick-drum with noisemakers and, of course, the modified baritone ukulele ("buke") and guitar-bass hybrid ("gass") that inspired their name. It's this mix of ingenuity and musical experimentation that makes their metal- and prog-rock-infused music so unusual and unpredictable.
"Your Face Left Before You" "Sleep Gets Your Ghost" "Revel In Contempt"