"A spirit of generous communion runs through 'Solar Music'"
The New York Times
"... a leather-smooth guided tour through a rip in spacetime"

TORONTO, ON – October 6, 2023 – Today, Butcher Brown, Richmond, Virginia’s forward-thinking collective of jazz and hip-hop aficionados, release their highly anticipated new album, Solar Music, via Concord Jazz. Today they also share, MOVE(RIDE), the standout single from the album. The lively new track features East London artist and producer Jay Prince, who breathes London's lifestyle and spirit of jazz into the party-driven song. MOVE (RIDE) widens the aperture for what fans can expect from Butcher Brown's latest effort, combining elements of funk, house and hip-hop into a feel-good earworm. Watch the music video for MOVE (RIDE) here and listen here. Listen to Solar Music here.
“MOVE (RIDE) was inspired by the house music community in cities such as Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit and London. Our goal was to capture the essence of a nightclub with everyone dancing,” says drummer Corey Fonville.
Over the years, Butcher Brown’s musicality-driven sound has garnered praise from fans and critics alike, from Pitchfork to NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home). The New York Times included Solar Music in its Fall Music Preview, highlighting the cohesion of the accomplished musicians that Butcher Brown have brought into the fold on this album. Each collaborator embodies the bending of genres all in their own ways, including Pink Siifu and Keyon Harrold who feature on the band's previous single, Eye Never Knew, which was highlighted as a Song You Need by The FADER and was spotlighted on Spotify's BUTTER playlist.
Described by Butcher Brown bandmates as “having something for just about everybody under the sun,” Solar Music collectively demonstrates the band's dynamic approach to the jazz format, and incorporates their own rich lineage of musical influences from their diverse musical upbringings – fusing elements of jazz, funk, rock, gogo and hip-hop, into a universal sound. Prior to MOVE (RIDE), Butcher Brown teased Solar Music with additional single releases, including DYKWYD featuring Braxton Cook, This Side Of Sunshine and I Can Say To You featuring Vanisha Gould, which saw support across BBC Radio from the likes of Benji B, Gilles Peterson and Huey Morgan.
Releasing digitally (including Atmos), on CD and double LP at 45 RPM, the new album incorporates longtime friends and new unexpected guests into their approach, with additional appearances including Charlie Hunter, Nappy Nina and Michael Millions throughout the album’s 17 tracks. Exclusive Solar Music limited edition 'Solar Red' vinyl, signed CDs/vinyl and merchandise are all available here.   
Butcher Brown will perform an extensive 2023 Solar Music Global Tour, with fall dates across the U.S. and Europe October-December in support of the new album. The tour brings Butcher Brown’s explosive live show to 13 states from California to Washington, D.C. Standout performances include New York City October 18 at Le Poisson Rouge (LPR), Philadelphia October 21 at World Cafe Live and a hometown show in Richmond, Virginia November 24 at the Broadberry. In between their North American runs, Butcher Brown heads over the pond to six European countries with anticipated performances in London, England November 6 at the Forge; in Berlin, Germany alongside B. Cool-Aid November 8 at Zenner; and in Paris, France November 15 at Le Trabendo.
Listen to MOVE (RIDE) featuring Jay Prince today, and listen to Solar Music in its entirety now. For more information, visit butcherbrown.com, and to learn more about Butcher Brown, read their full bio here.
10/12 - Reno, NV - University of Nevada, Reno - Nightingale Concert Hall
10/17 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
10/18 - New York, NY - (Le) Poisson Rouge
10/20 - Charlottesville, VA - The Southern Café and Music Hall
10/21 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live (upstairs)
10/22 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
10/24 - Minneapolis, MN - Dakota
10/25 - Chicago, IL - Sleeping Village
10/26 - Detroit, MI - El Club
10/27 - Indianapolis, IN - Jazz Kitchen
11/4 - Eindhoven, NL - So What’s Next?
11/6 - London, UK - The Forge
11/7 - Antwerp, BE - De Roma
11/8 - Berlin, DE - J.A.W. (Zenner)
11/9 - Mannheim, DE - Alte Feuerwache
11/10 - Técou, FR - Coco Jazz
11/11 - Groningen, NL - Rockit
11/12 - Rotterdam, NL - Rooterdam / Bird
11/13 - Amsterdam, NL - Bimhuis
11/14 - Charloeroi, BE - Palais des Beaux Arts
11/15 - Paris, FR - Le Trabendo
11/18 - Eilat, IL - Red Sea Jazz Festival
11/24 - Richmond, VA - The Broadberry
11/25 - Washington, DC - Atlantis
12/5 - Seattle, WA - Madame Lou’s
12/6 - Portland, OR - The Get Down
12/7 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
12/8 - Santa Cruz, CA - Kuumbwa Jazz
12/9 - Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room
12/10 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues, Voodoo Room

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