From Fracture Compound:
New York’s Gutbucket opens their latest, Flock, with an aural suckerpunch; a braying, staccato sax squawk. It’s not a polite opening, (the song is titled “Fuck You and Your Hipster Tie;” its sound is appropriately brusque) but Gutbucket isn’t a particularly polite band. The quartet, which comprises guitarist Ty Citerman, drummer Adam D. Gold, bassist Eric Rockwin, and reedsman Ken Thomson, is effortlessly contrarian, and gleefully confrontational. Drawing heavily from both rock and jazz, the album maintains a punk defiance and a free-jazz sense of possibility, as if its primary mission is to do only those things which others thought, insisted even, were impossible.
- Other Dimensions In Music + Fay Victor At University Of The Streets May 7th (improvisedcommunications.com)