BUTCHER BROWN’S NEW SINGLE & PERFORMANCE VIDEO 777 OUT NOW
TORONTO, ON – August 25, 2022 – Ahead of their upcoming performance at Afropunk Fest in Brooklyn next month, Richmond-based five-piece collective Butcher Brown shares a new song and official performance video, 777. The track is the latest offering from Butcher BrownPresents Triple Trey featuring Tennishu and R4ND4ZZO BIGB4ND, their forthcoming big band album out September 16 via Concord Jazz. Watch and listen to 777 here.
The new track comprises a sweeping jazz arrangement infused with hop hop percussion over which Marcus "Tennishu" Tenney glides with an uplifting verse while the video sees an intimate live rendition by the full band and their supporting jazz orchestra. 777 follows the previously released singles Unbelievable and Liquid Light, which arrived alongside an animated video and standalone track, BLACK MAN, featuring fellow Richmond rapper and songwriter Michael Millions which XXL included in their Best New Hip Hop Songs of the Week list.
The new album was originally written and produced by the band's MC and multi-instrumentalist, Tennishu, as a hip hop album, but has since evolved into Butcher Brown's own eclectic ode to big band jazz, their first foray into this format. Butcher Brown Presents Triple Trey is both trail-blazing in its approach to classic jazz, bringing the band and the R4ND4ZZO BIGB4ND to lay down a collage of jazz suites for a hip-hop album, and simultaneously mashing together elements of the soul, funk, and rock influences that has formed the band's musical identity.
The band are fresh off of a collaborative set with Pink Siifu at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago earlier this summer and the sold-out Blue Note Jazz Festival in Napa Valley. Next month, they will perform at Afropunk Fest in Brooklyn in addition to the DC Jazz Fest in Washington D.C., the Monterey Jazz Festival in California and their album release party in Charlottesville. Vinyl of the new project will be available on November 11 in standard black and Opaque Blue as a limited pressing of 2000 for Indie Retail. The 12” Vinyl includes a 7” with two bonus tracks Guitarmy and Peace. The album's cover art was created by famed designer Lou Beach (designer of Weather Report's 1977 classic, Heavy Weather and Butcher Brown's most recent album #KingButch).
The new project marks Butcher Brown's first body of work since they graced NPR's Tiny Desk (At Home) series with a performance straight from a Richmond rooftop last year, and collaborated with Alex Isley on a cover of Patrice Rushen's Remind Me. Following a tour run supporting Kamasi Washington in 2019, Butcher Brown released their eighth album #KingButch in 2020, which features the stand-out track Tidal Wave, and received praise from the likes of Bandcamp, OkayPlayer and NPR, which described the album as "a great marriage of hip-hop and jazz."
Check out 777 here and pre-save Butcher Brown Presents Triple Trey here. Learn more about Butcher Brown below and stay tuned for more new music coming soon.
Upcoming Live Dates:
8/27 - Richmond, VA @ Crab Festival at Brown's Island
9/4 – DC Jazz Fest – Washington, D.C.
9/11 - Brooklyn, NY @ Afropunk Fest
9/16 – Album Release Party – Charlottesville, VA
9/24 - Monterey, CA @ Monterey Jazz Festival
10/2 – Indy Jazz Fest – Indianapolis, IN
10/30 - Live Oak, FL @ Suwannee Hulaween
2/3/2023 - Miami, FL @ Jam Cruise 19 at MSC Divina