Well, it appears to be 2013. Actually, I am not entirely sure at the moment. I went to a party on New Years Eve and don't remember anything until this morning, when Mac (buffaBLOG's fearless leader) tried to run me over with his car. He calmly explained that the attempted murder was well deserved, but I really have no recollection of what I did or why I have a tattoo of the Buffalo Bills logo filled in with an American flag and being ridden by a girl in a bikini. I think I had a fun holiday? Either way, the only thing I remember is a batch of new music for the first week of 2013.
Factory Floor - "Fall Back:" London's Factory Floor seem like they are SERIOUS and most likely VERY INTENSE people to be around. Their music is probably CUTTING EDGE and they probably wear muted t-shirts when they perform. The group will be releasing its first full length with DFA later this year. It will probably be VERY COOL. "Fall Back" is the first single off of that album and the first piece of new material they have released since 2011. It is sparse, a pulsing beat running through fragmented melodies for 8 minutes. Obviously, the vocal part is slightly distorted murmuring. You should probably listen to this with a SERIOUS LOOK ON YOUR FACE.
Fuzz - "This Time I Got a Reason:" Ty Segall seems to have been invented to give music journalists something to write about every few weeks as he does something new at least once a month at this point. Fuzz is his latest band, with an already sold-out 7" he attempted to release anonymously. However, you only have to listen to it for 10 seconds to realize that it is Ty Segall. In 2013, Ty Segall will probably release at least 4 albums and 2 EPs.
Octo Octa - "So Lux:" This is another song to listen to while you are driving around at night and probably wearing muted t-shirts and asymmetrical jackets. It kind of reminds me of the soundtrack to some lost Dreamcast game I played a lot in 2001. Now I am way cooler (so cool, like really cool) and ride around my all black car listening to this music. It's European, the car, Octo Octa is from Brooklyn. An enjoyable house track with a simple groove and minimal melody. Please make sure to shave the side of your head or put on one of those really oversized scarves before putting this on at a party. You know, for authenticity.
Toro Y Moi - "Say That:" Toro Y Moi is a gentle nerd who really wants to be smooth. He seems to have listened to a lot of house music after he realized this whole chillwave thing would not pan out and his latest album seems to also be very much in the vein of Michael Jackson/Prince (but with elements of house music). This is probably one of those songs you would listen to if you wanted to have sex in a library. You know, get the mood right but you don't really want to disturb anyone studying.
Potty Mouth - "Damage:" Potty Mouth is an awesome garage punk band who you may have caught, if you were lucky, in the basement of the Jungle Gym over the summer. They made a minimal, guitar driven 90s inflected garage punk song with a great driving bass line. You'll probably want to take off the oversized scarf for this one and maybe put on a torn up jean jacket. Maybe the jean jacket is a jean vest. Either way, it should have a bunch of pins.