[l-r] Phil Wisdom (vocals, guitar), Kieran Stone (bass, vocals), Jim Theodore (drums)
Phil Wisdom began writing songs in 2002, and started jamming with people and playing some shows under the name Butterknife in 2004.
Kieran Stone and Tim McCarthy (both ex-Manchaug) joined the band the following year. They responded to a Craigslist ad and showed up to the rehearsal space, case of beer in hand. When asked what song they wanted to start with, they cheerily said, "Oh, we haven't heard a note of your music." Apparently no one thought to send them any. Thankfully, that initial jam went well.
Jim Theodore (ex-Black Market Medallions, ex-Moonshot) joined in 2006 when his former band finally called it a day. The sound of Butterknife evolved rapidly as the band began writing as a group.
The debut album onetworeadygo. was released in 2010 to positive reviews, and the band received enthusiastic responses to their live shows. Tim took a break from the band, and Butterknife continued on as a trio.
The band recorded a new EP entitled Do the Needful, which will be released in January of 2012 for free at their website and on Bandcamp.