Bujie and the Highrise
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Bujie and the Highrise

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Rock Ska


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"Bujie and the Highrise"

Bujie and The Highrise

Big Mish Records Bujie and the Highrise, from Sulphur, LA, released their fi rst ten-track self-titled LP on BigMish Records . It’s reggae music with freethinking lyrics and fancy riffs. It gets off to a slow start, and at fi rst, I was alarmed that they put forth so much production for a beginner’s book on dubstep. But “Money and the Government” gives you a nice slap, with good rapping and some technical guitar and bass. They do a lot of nice singing, and Camron Doty and Logan Leis harmonize quite well. “Burning Up” is a showcase for guitar in the rhythm section, and Chris Lanthier and Jordan Lewis play good bass and drums on one of the more technical songs on the record. “Time Goes On” features some turntable scratching, and at this point on the record, they’ve defi nitely hit their groove with more of the heavy metal-infl uenced guitar playing and sustained vocal notes. Lyrically, there are hints at social and political issues, getting high, and of course, Mt. Zion. This is pretty good composition for a young group of musicians, and you hear that they’ve defi nitely done their homework in the listening department, borrowing from soul and reggae and executing the styles quite well. Although they seem to lack some refi nement, which is telling of their overly polished sound, Bujie and the Highrise are off to a good start. - Brian Serpas

"Bujie and the Highrise Interview at Gasa Gasa"

Bujie and The Highrise performed at the Hiphoptions Launch Party and we got the chance to sit down with them following the show. If your into ska, punk, funk, rock, and rap you should most definitely check them out. - Hiphoptions

"Antigravity Magazine Review"

This is for fans of 311 and Sublime. If
you’re not into stoney bro-rock with a
Lakeview kind of swagger, you might
want to move along. But if you like your
guitars dreamy and waw-wawy, a dub-
heavy rhythm section and introspective
wailing (mixed with rap, y’all!), then Bujie
& the Highrise are for you. The chops
are sharp but this could use a few years to
develop into something that doesn’t sound
like an episode of
or a Guitar Center catalog. The cover is pretty fun though.
-Dan Fox - Dan Fox


Bujie and the Highrise-

Fear is not Real
Money and the Government
Burning Up
The Life
Time Goes On
One and All
Let Me In
Stand Tall

Metal Skunk EP-

Break the Sound
Wastin' Time



Bujie and the Highrise is an up and coming project out of the Greater New Orleans area that specializes in high energy punk and ska with cultural funk and reggae grooves. They are currently working on their much anticipated second album and plan to book a tour in early 2015 to the West Coast.

Their self-titled debut album, released on December 21, 2012, focuses on struggling, political views, tied in with a melodic trance and soothing beats and wqas their gateway to entering the New Orleans music scene. This album was well received locally and led the group into opening for national touring acts such as Fortunate Youth, The Expendables and Pepper. On October 18, 2013, Bujie and the Highrise released their Metal Skunk EP which is doused with metal, punk and modern ska influences which crossed them over to open for punk touring acts such as Guttermouth, The Queers and The Toasters.

Bujie and the Highrise began as a three piece band consisting of the origial members Logan Leis (drums, vox), Chris Lanthier (bass) and Camron Doty (vox, guitar). The band played their first two shows before adding Jordan Lewis to play drums and percussion fulltime, and Logan then moved to keys and rhythm guitar. The band's solidarity was increasing, that's when Andrew Heaton (trombone) and Michael Spotts (saxophone) were added to give some horn flare to the band's live performances. Recently, Chris Lanthier parted ways with the group and was replaced by Chace LeBlanc (bass).

One question we are always asked is, "What's up with the name, Bujie and the Highrise?" Bujie is a fictional word created to represent all the things we dislike or don't understand (dark). Highrise is just another word for progression. The idea is that "through all things dark, there is progression."

The future is bright for this young group of wild, hungry and talented musicians... catch them on the West Coast in early 2015 and stay tuned for the release of their second full length album.

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