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Album Review: Butcher Knives – “Misery”


A melting pot of multi-cultural ingredients is what you’ll find in Butcher Knives‘ music, with roots in Morocco, Israel, Columbia, New York and New Orleans. The Brooklyn-based musicians are as authentic as they are diverse and their cohesive sound shines through on their recent album release Misery.

The vocal delivery by Nacho Segura is raw and relaxed but cuts through perfectly one track at a time. The fifth and eighth songs on the album (“Butcher Knives Unite” & “Kaiser Sose”) features bi-lingual rapper Ephniko, delivering Spanish Rap lyrics over what usually would be considered non-traditional beats for hip-hop, but it works. Butcher Knives truly bridges the cultural gap in music and even takes a political stance on immigration in songs like “American Dream”, which is set to become the second single from the album.

The first single from the album is “Tell Me Why” that also has a video that is worth a watch at the band’s YouTube page. The song speaks of love and betrayal and who couldn’t relate to that? When you can relate to a song, an album or a musician there becomes a connection in the universe between you (the fan) and the music itself. Misery will easily connect with you; either from personal experience or at least it will allow you to put yourself in the shoes of the writers.

Each song on the album has perfectly selected samples from Tal Galfsky and each track gives you a sense of punk, middle eastern sound, Spanish elements and an urban landscape. I would totally recommend adding this album to your collection especially because you will be hard-pressed to find a similar style group of musicians. Not bad for a debut.

4 /5 Stars – Listen below



DS Video Interview: Butcher Knives (NY gypsybilly punk)

March 1st was Butcher Knives‘ album release show at Piano’s in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. I (Rob Smittix, not Jay Stone) had a chance to do a brief interview with the band before the show as well as capture some interesting clips of their performance. Butcher Knives, as I have coined the phrase is a “Melting Pot” of musicians stemming from all parts of the globe. Band members include: Nacho Segura (Colombia/vocals/percussion), Nikko Matiz (Colombia/vocals/guitar), Melissa Elledge (New Orleans/accordion), Tal Galfsky (Israel/keyboards/sampler), Ethan Cohen (New York City/banjo/guitar/vocals), Yoni Benshlomo (Israel/bass/vocals), and Mohamed Amine Smires (Morocco/drums/vocals). Opening acts included Bad Buka, Outernational, and Escarioka. The show was upbeat and energetic from beginning to end and I would recommend to any music loving fan to see all of these acts live. Check out our video interview below.

Pedro Erazo of Gogol Bordello even stopped by to do a guest appearance in the song “Nobody Knows Me”. Gogol Bordello on a side note, a few days ago tweeted and posted on Facebook that their March tour dates have been cancelled and refunds will be given to ticket holders due to Pedro’s Arm being broken. At the Butcher Knives’ concert Pedro’s hand was wrapped in bandages but he only lent his vocal styling to this show with Gogol he also plays percussion.

Butcher Knives’ first release from the album entitled “Misery” is “Tell Me Why” and there’s a video to coincide. The second release and video will be “American Dream” which touches on the topic of being an immigrant in America. The album is currently available for streaming and purchase at the band’s official website.

Butcher Knives’ concert dates are also posted on their site. On May 17th they will be playing at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn with Mustard Plug, so mark your calendar now!



DS Interview: Butcher Knives (New York Gypsybilly punk)

Photo (c) Ana Cissa Pinto

March 1st was Butcher Knives‘ album release show at Piano’s in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. I had a chance to do a brief interview with the band before the show as well as capture some interesting clips of their performance. Butcher Knives, as I have coined the phrase is a “Melting Pot” of musicians stemming from all parts of the globe. Band members include: Nacho Segura (Colombia/vocals/percussion), Nikko Matiz (Colombia/vocals/guitar), Melissa Elledge (New Orleans/accordion), Tal Galfsky (Israel/keyboards/sampler), Ethan Cohen (New York City/banjo/guitar/vocals), Yoni Benshlomo (Israel/bass/vocals), and Mohamed Amine Smires (Morocco/drums/vocals). Opening acts included Bad Buka, Outernational, and Escarioka. The show was upbeat and energetic from beginning to end and I would recommend to any music loving fan to see all of these acts live. Check out our video interview below.

Pedro Erazo of Gogol Bordello even stopped by to do a guest appearance in the song “Nobody Knows Me”. Gogol Bordello on a side note, a few days ago tweeted and posted on Facebook that their March tour dates have been cancelled and refunds will be given to ticket holders due to Pedro’s Arm being broken. At the Butcher Knives’ concert Pedro’s hand was wrapped in bandages but he only lent his vocal styling to this show with Gogol he also plays percussion.

Butcher Knives’ first release from the album entitled “Misery” is “Tell Me Why” and there’s a video to coincide. The second release and video will be “American Dream” which touches on the topic of being an immigrant in America. The album is currently available for streaming and purchase at the band’s official website.

Butcher Knives’ concert dates are also posted on their site. On May 17th they will be playing at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn with Mustard Plug, so make your calendar now!



Butcher Knives premiere “American Dream” off upcoming album “Misery”

Today we’ve got an exclusive from New York gypsybilly act Butcher Knives. The song is titled “American Dream” and you can check it out in all its eclectic glory below.

If you’re unfamiliar with the band, Butcher Knives channel artists ranging from Mano Negra, The Clash, Johnny Cash, Gogol Bordello and Bob Marley. A self-proclaimed “gypsybilly” band, Butcher Knives, mix multi-cultural sounds of traditional folk instruments with a high-octane punk rock intensity. Speaking four languages among the members and hailing from five different countries, the spirited band truly embodies their roots in the song “American Dream.”

“American Dream” will appear on the band’s upcoming album “Misery” due out on February 18th.



Butcher Knives (Gypsybilly) premiere music video for “Tell Me Why”

New York gypsybilly act Butcher Knives have premiered the video for their song “Tell Me Why” off their upcoming album Misery. 

You can check it out below.

Misery is due out February 18th, 2014.