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Saturday, 8 June 2013

DOWN WITH THE BUTTERFLY

This post's artist is from the May 2013 Mix, this is track #15.

Band: DOWN WITH THE BUTTERFLY
Genres: Alternative / Atmospheric Rock / Emo
Related artists: N/A
Country: Nova Scotia, Canada
Years Active: 2005-2010
Song: Two Stories
Album: Rise
Year: 2006
For fans of: Sloan, The Mark Inside, By Divine Right(later)Codeseven and Elliot.

DOWN WITH THE BUTTERFLY was a fantastic band that was never well-known enough to fade away. Taking nods from bands like Godspeed, You! Black Emperor, Sloan and perhaps even Dave Matthews Band, although that last comparison seems rather arbitrary based on the fact that I only really know two DMB songs and dislike one of them. But, I digress.

DOWN WITH THE BUTTERFLY played a beautiful mix of indie, alternative-rock and, later on, folk and brit-pop. The instrumentals are your relatively typical Sloan-rock jams, albeit quite a bit darker and primal - but it's the vocals that really shine. Their vocalist is fantastic. He has a very distinct and commanding voice, and if I were to look for similarities in other singers I would have to mention John Vanderslice and Chris Levoir from The Mark Inside.

To be honest, 'Rise' is the album that made me post this. I only today found out about their 2008 album 'All the Pieces' that wasn't released until 2012 because I saw them live back in 2006 and knew they had broken up soon after. I would recommend this band to anyone who likes beautiful, insightful and intense rock music.

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2006 - Rise cdLP

2008 - All the Pieces digital only release (wasn't released until 2012)
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DOWN WITH THE BUTTERFLY - Tank (official video on VIMEO from Rise)
http://vimeo.com/8709198

DOWN WITH THE BUTTERFLY - Two Stories (live from the abum Rise)
 

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DOWN WITH THE BUTTERFLY - Tank (from Rise)
 
 
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