It's Sunday. I'm trying to be productive. All I really want to do is lay in bed. Maybe that's why I identify so deeply with Butch Bastard's "live" music performance video. Ian Murray (formerly of Poor Moon) writhes around in a lived-in, cozily lit bedroom, singing through a Shure Green Bullet Microphone, while '90s-style "fun fact" bubbles pop on screen for a self-deprecating narration. One of those bubbles says, "The artists uses sarcasm to sabotage his ability to be taken seriously, for fear of being taken seriously." It's the kind of thing you'd be doing on a Sunday when every atom of you wants to be doing nothing but you feel some kind of existential urge to be productive.
Aside from the gloriously half-assed video attempt, Butch Bastard has soul. It's somewhere between cutie-pie-hardcore and meta-potty-mouth-bedroom-spunk (according to his Facebook). Murray's forthcoming album features Josh Tillman (Father John Misty) and Jonathan Wilson. Be sure to keep an eye out for that–as Father John Misty says, "Don't sleep on Butch Bastard."