After landing a spot at Coachella, The Buttertones are preparing to release their sophomore album Midnight In A Moonless Dream, out May 4th via Innovative Leisure.
"Midnight In A Moonless Dream" is rapid and erratic. The first minute of the track feels like the energizer bunny is moshing around in your brain, lead singer and guitarist Richard Araiza has the cowboy mouth that can feel gentle at times and harsh and abrasive at others. Listening to "Midnight In A Moonless Dream" is a dark and energetic cerebral experience. Even as The Buttertones start with abruptness, they have the control and wherewithal to slow themselves down, oscillating between Morrissey-type devastation and Nick Cave like urgency.
The lyrics are imbued with stark and heavy imagery. "It's the darkness that brings us together," laughs London Guzman, Buttertones sax player. And although the song contains lyrics like "you turn your back and your eyes are black," the band insists that they prefer comedy to tragedy in their own lives, always wishing to learn from and experiment with their old sound, morphing them into a new-wave rock band that lovingly recalls the 70's punk/rock scene in America.