New Music

Sipper – “N.J.F.D”

Sipper have a new bummer pop track titled “N.J.F.D.” which has been repeat in the buffaBLOG office this week. In the video, Sipper gets into a fight with a partner at an amusement park, giving many of us some PTSD. With the change of the weather, “N.J.F.D.” is the anthem of the beginnings of a…

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Ladysse – “Heartbreak Hollywood”

Ladysse’s “Heartbreak Hotel” is like an itch that finally gets scratched. The project is fronted by Stephanie Lauren, a current Detroit resident and former Californian. Since moving east, she been hitting the ground running, embedding herself in the local scene, even landing a spot in AP magazine’s “10 Detroit Artists You Need to Hear” article….

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Buffalo

Wild Once Release Brooding Debut Single, “Perennials”

Newly-minted Buffalonian indie rockers Wild Once are due to release their debut EP later this spring. Until then, they’ve come out swinging with the brooding title-track, “Perennials.” The quartet shows off a decidedly mature and atmospheric guitar-driven sound, while not straying too far from their emotional and punk rock roots – think The National meets The Get Up Kids with a…

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New Music

flowerbed – “hyacinth”

Denton-based shoegaze act “Flowerbed” have a new single that caught our ear last month titled “hyacinth.” The track has a moody layer to it, accented by the lulls of singer Bailey Biggs. “Hyacinth” triggers comparisons to My Bloody Valentine, Lush, or Big Bite. This is the dreampop act’s first single and with that they set…

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New Music

Onni Boi – “Tides”

Relatively underground newcomer Onni Boi has a new electro pop track that truly delivers an infectious melody. The Helsinki-based musician blurs pop, electro, indie, and house and wraps it all into an impressive package. “Tides”is Onni Boi’s return to the scene after an impressive debut in 2017 with OB EP.  The single is all about the apprehension…

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New Music

Hot Pocket – “Live Without (ft. Lautier)”

Funky UK act Hot Pocket teamed up with Lautier to deliver a dance floor must for your spring 2018 playlist. The video for the single gives you a fly-on-the-wall experience, being a largely unnoticed bystander in a busy apartment. If you are into Jamiroquai, then buckle up because Hot Pocket might be your newest obsession….

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Album Review

Hate Club – A Clear Mistake

Albany’s Hate Club are keeping their torches lit. Their latest effort, A Clear Mistake, marks their fourth release in only two years. Besides highlighting their admirable work ethic, A Clear Mistake presents a conceptual recording of a difficult aspect of the human condition; Mistakes and Regrets. The cover art, flames engulfing a home, signify the…

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Rochester

Maybird Drops New Single “Gonna Lose Your Mind”

Rochester psych pop quartet Maybird just released “Gonna Lose Your Mind,” the first single off their forthcoming album. This release will be a follow up to their 2017 EP Keep In Line, which was produced by Patrick Carney, best known for his work with The Black Keys. Maybird was first signed to Danger Mouse’s 30th…

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New Music

Matthew Pinder – “St. Paul, MN”

Rising Americana singer-songwriter Matthew Pinder has done it again with his latest single “St. Paul, MN.” Pinder secured a spot in many playlists when Spotify picked him up for a specialty “Folk & Friends” playlist earlier in the year. The talented musician is following up with equally promising material with the new single “St. Paul, MN.”…

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Album of the Week

Chevron Bloom – Henry

In the interim since Buffalo’s Chevron Bloom debuted their first recording, they’ve packed on some muscle with the addition of veteran axe-man Gerald Thomas, and the now-foursome has just released a second recording—another EP titled Henry. While this enhanced instrumentation affords them a bit more range and complexity, Henry remains largely rooted in their established…

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