Buke & Gase
Buke and Gase (originally Buke and Gass) are an experimental indie rock duo from Brooklyn, New York, who made their recording debut in 2009.
Founded in 2008, the band is comprised of multi-instrumentalists Aron Sanchez and Arone Dyer, the latter formerly a member of the band Proton Proton. The band's name is derived from two experimental instruments created by the bandmembers: the buke, played by Dyer, is something of an electrified six-string ukulele while the gass, played by Sanchez, is something of a cross between a guitar and bass (guitar-bass, g-ass, gass -- get it?). Buke and Gass made their recording debut in 2009 with +/-, a self-released seven-track mini-album, followed by their first full-length effort, Riposte, in 2010. The duo also played occasional shows locally in Brooklyn. The duo eventually tweaked their name, changing the spelling to Buke and Gase to avoid any confusion about the pronunciation of their trademark instrumentation. The duo released their first album under the newly refined moniker, General Dome, in 2013. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi