Portland’s, The Builders and the Butchers have announced plans to release their 4th album, Western Medicine on July 2nd via Badman Recording Co. Following up on their excellent ’11 release, Dead Reckoning – Western Medicine sees the band pushing their dark folk sound forward behind Ryan Sollee’s distinctive vocals. The label has this to say:
On this new offering, the band set off to create an album that built layers around the already powerful electrified-folk sound they have honed over the years. They gave themselves permission to spend almost a full month in the studio with producer/engineer Dylan Magierek (STRFKR, Mark Kozelek, Lovers) to fully explore the dark and twisted terrain that became Western Medicine. Influenced largely by the post-apocalyptic writing of Cormac McCarthy, the new album delves deep into epic sonic territory that The Builders had yet to venture.
Based on this song, there is plenty to be excited about for their forthcoming release.