Thee Conductor, musical moniker of Jason Butler, has a collaborative career that name-drops like it’s going out of style. The Austin-based musician has worked alongside the likes of Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth, and Bill Dolan of 5ive Style and Heroic Doses. Thee Conductor’s latest release kicks this collaboration into fifth gear. The art project/full length album, Cotton Tornado, boasts embellishments from Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Kevin Shea, Jana Horn, A. Sinclair among many others. The final result is a carefully crafted, yet organic, mixture of acoustic and electric. It is both orchestral and intimate; a beautiful, musical triumph. Thee Conductor dropped into Studio 1A, full band in tow, to show us some of his favorite tracks. Check out the full session below then go see him for yourself at the Stateside Theater!
– Georgina Cook
11/4 @ Stateside Theater