Hands Down – “Never Been That Happy”

Hands Down (aka songwriter/producer Filip Sjörgren) caught our ears with the melancholy indie pop of his latest creation, "Never Been That Happy." Falsetto vocals that would make Thom Yorke blush carry this one along - they sit atop Sjörgren's epic brand of dark...

Bjorn Rydhog – “Let’s Not Get Old”

Our Swedish friend Bjorn Rydhog is known for his uplifting indie-pop tunes - we'd like to draw your attention to one of our new faves, a tune he likes to call "Let's Not Get Old." Rydhog is expanding his sound by experimenting with a more electronic-based feel......

Basement Revolver – “Transatlantic”

Are you paying attention?! We're very clearly obsessed with our Canadian friends in Basement Revolver (we most recently shared their previous single, "Skin" back in August). They're back with another amazing dream-pop reverb-fest, this time called "Transatlantic."...

Shower Curtain – “You Make Me Feel”

If you're looking for a chill and introspective swirler - we recommend this fuzzy one from Shower Curtain. "You Make Me Feel" has all the hallmarks of a downtrodden, lovelorn anthem... Forlorn lyrics, aloof-but-hurt vocals, and a mid-tempo trod that is as...

Thyla – “Gum”

UK-based indie rockers Thyla are shrugging off the weights of the world with their new single "Gum." It's an upbeat but raucous tune that showcases a dancy, disco-esque beat with emotional vocal melodies and bombastic guitars. The whole affair feels swirly and just a...

Maria Taylor – “It’s Coming For You”

By now, you probably recognize Maria Taylor from her tenure with the legendary Saddle Creek label crew... She's back with a new jam called "It's Coming For You" that we've been really enjoying as of late. Jangly guitars, a driving drum beat, and Maria's reverbed-out...

Golding – “Boxing Underwater”

Australian duo Golding have teamed up with US-based singer Cailin Russo to bring this swimmy sensation from across the pond... Last time we checked in with these two, they were collab-ing with BOO SEEKA on their electropop anthem, "Don't Waste Your Love..." We think...

Pale Moon – “Strange Days”

Last time we checked in with Icelandic/Siberian act Pale Moon, we were excited about the nostalgic, 70s-influenced sounds of their single "Parachutes." This time around, we're highlighting another gem, "Strange Days," which still plays with the Fleetwood Mac-esque...

monmoi – “Dream On Baby”

The last time we checked in with monmoi, we couldn't get enough of their then-single "Eyebrows." They're (aka George David) back with another taste of dreamy bedroom-pop with a tune they call (aptly) "Dream On Baby." This time around, they've injected a bit of...

The Kite Society – “Oxford Jelly”

We're loving the spunk on the new single from The Kite Society - you might also recognize singer/songwriter Donald Campbell from his work in The Easter Island Statue. "Oxford Jelly" is a Blur-ish, guitar-driven single with lots of unique hallmarks - think flutes,...

Petite Amie – “Elektro”

Here's a cool one from Mexico City's Petite Amie - we've been enjoying the woozy electropop sounds of the fittingly-named "Elektro." Swirly synths, futuristic vibes, and super-pleasant falsetto crooning pushes this one into near-psychedelic territory without ever...

Johnny Hart and the Mess Release New Single, “Get Lost Living”

Buffalo-based rock n' rollers Johnny Hart and the Mess recently released a new song called "Get Lost Living." While showcasing Johnny's soaring vocals and riff-based, guitar-driven style, the band dives deep lyrically on "Living." About the song, they say: "This song...

Lazy Daze – “Two Hands On The Wheel”

LA-based indie rocker Lazy Daze hit our inboxes with the beachy "Two Hands On The Wheel" and we've been hooked ever since. Wavy guitars and an ever-present halo of reverb help to propel this toward that hazy (pun intended) end-of-summer vibe that feels so fitting this...

Paul Whitacre – “90 Down 40”

We can all agree 2020 was a mess, right? Singer/songwriter Paul Whitacre's last year was rough too - as evidenced by his ode to his lost 2020 tour, "90 Down 40." In the song, Whitacre comes to terms with his doomed tour through a dirge-y tempo, electronic flourishes,...

Neon Cathedral – “Drab”

Oklahoma City duo Neon Cathedral recently released their debut EP, Velvet - it's an onslaught of shoegazy, fuzzed-out songs led by lead single "Drab." There gothy vibes and a reverb-soaked atmosphere here set off by strong melody and lovelorn vocals - fans of...

Faye Webster

Big Thief

Microwave w/ Elder Brother, Taking Meds & Weekend Friends

Michigan Rattlers

Zack Joseph w/ Zak Ward & Tough Old Bird

About Buffablog

buffaBLOG is a weblog (in recent, common parlance, “blog”) based in Buffalo, New York. Hence, the completely unexpected and creatively daring name of this website. We write about music. Buffalo music, primarily. National and international music, secondarily. Hypothetical and imaginary music, tertiarily. We cover all of the customary views: previews, reviews, interviews, overviews, purviews.

We’ll keep you suitably well-informed about recently released music and upcoming shows in the Buffalo area by local and national acts.

Your friends will say, “Hey how did you find out about that?” and you will say, “Oh, I just saw it on the Internet,” but by “the Internet,” you will (probably) mean buffaBLOG.

Hands Down – “Never Been That Happy”

Hands Down (aka songwriter/producer Filip Sjörgren) caught our ears with the melancholy indie pop of his latest creation, "Never Been That Happy." Falsetto vocals that would make Thom Yorke blush carry this one along - they sit atop Sjörgren's epic brand of dark...

Bjorn Rydhog – “Let’s Not Get Old”

Our Swedish friend Bjorn Rydhog is known for his uplifting indie-pop tunes - we'd like to draw your attention to one of our new faves, a tune he likes to call "Let's Not Get Old." Rydhog is expanding his sound by experimenting with a more electronic-based feel......

Basement Revolver – “Transatlantic”

Are you paying attention?! We're very clearly obsessed with our Canadian friends in Basement Revolver (we most recently shared their previous single, "Skin" back in August). They're back with another amazing dream-pop reverb-fest, this time called "Transatlantic."...

Shower Curtain – “You Make Me Feel”

If you're looking for a chill and introspective swirler - we recommend this fuzzy one from Shower Curtain. "You Make Me Feel" has all the hallmarks of a downtrodden, lovelorn anthem... Forlorn lyrics, aloof-but-hurt vocals, and a mid-tempo trod that is as...

Thyla – “Gum”

UK-based indie rockers Thyla are shrugging off the weights of the world with their new single "Gum." It's an upbeat but raucous tune that showcases a dancy, disco-esque beat with emotional vocal melodies and bombastic guitars. The whole affair feels swirly and just a...

Maria Taylor – “It’s Coming For You”

By now, you probably recognize Maria Taylor from her tenure with the legendary Saddle Creek label crew... She's back with a new jam called "It's Coming For You" that we've been really enjoying as of late. Jangly guitars, a driving drum beat, and Maria's reverbed-out...

Golding – “Boxing Underwater”

Australian duo Golding have teamed up with US-based singer Cailin Russo to bring this swimmy sensation from across the pond... Last time we checked in with these two, they were collab-ing with BOO SEEKA on their electropop anthem, "Don't Waste Your Love..." We think...

Pale Moon – “Strange Days”

Last time we checked in with Icelandic/Siberian act Pale Moon, we were excited about the nostalgic, 70s-influenced sounds of their single "Parachutes." This time around, we're highlighting another gem, "Strange Days," which still plays with the Fleetwood Mac-esque...

monmoi – “Dream On Baby”

The last time we checked in with monmoi, we couldn't get enough of their then-single "Eyebrows." They're (aka George David) back with another taste of dreamy bedroom-pop with a tune they call (aptly) "Dream On Baby." This time around, they've injected a bit of...

The Kite Society – “Oxford Jelly”

We're loving the spunk on the new single from The Kite Society - you might also recognize singer/songwriter Donald Campbell from his work in The Easter Island Statue. "Oxford Jelly" is a Blur-ish, guitar-driven single with lots of unique hallmarks - think flutes,...

Petite Amie – “Elektro”

Here's a cool one from Mexico City's Petite Amie - we've been enjoying the woozy electropop sounds of the fittingly-named "Elektro." Swirly synths, futuristic vibes, and super-pleasant falsetto crooning pushes this one into near-psychedelic territory without ever...

Johnny Hart and the Mess Release New Single, “Get Lost Living”

Buffalo-based rock n' rollers Johnny Hart and the Mess recently released a new song called "Get Lost Living." While showcasing Johnny's soaring vocals and riff-based, guitar-driven style, the band dives deep lyrically on "Living." About the song, they say: "This song...

Lazy Daze – “Two Hands On The Wheel”

LA-based indie rocker Lazy Daze hit our inboxes with the beachy "Two Hands On The Wheel" and we've been hooked ever since. Wavy guitars and an ever-present halo of reverb help to propel this toward that hazy (pun intended) end-of-summer vibe that feels so fitting this...

Paul Whitacre – “90 Down 40”

We can all agree 2020 was a mess, right? Singer/songwriter Paul Whitacre's last year was rough too - as evidenced by his ode to his lost 2020 tour, "90 Down 40." In the song, Whitacre comes to terms with his doomed tour through a dirge-y tempo, electronic flourishes,...

Neon Cathedral – “Drab”

Oklahoma City duo Neon Cathedral recently released their debut EP, Velvet - it's an onslaught of shoegazy, fuzzed-out songs led by lead single "Drab." There gothy vibes and a reverb-soaked atmosphere here set off by strong melody and lovelorn vocals - fans of...

Nick Kivlen of Sunflower Bean

You probably wouldn't wholly believe me if I told you that Sunflower Bean, based out of Brooklyn, NY, has existed for a measly two-years-and-some-change and that all three members have either just broken into their 20's or are about to cross that landmark threshold...

The Naturalists

And to start your weekend off in a good way, we present to you the next installment of buffaBLOG Sessions. This time around, with the Naturalists. Craig Perno heads the band with twin brother Travis on the drums, accompanied by bassist Zach Russel. They’ve amassed a...

Intrepid Travelers

If you’re familiar with Intrepid Travelers, you probably know Jerry or have at least unknowingly been exposed to his presence. Jerry, a stuffed rainbow-striped monkey, functions as an unofficial mascot and source of spirited inspiration for the band. When I ask them...

The Wombats

It was eight years ago the Wombats burst onto the scene, just fresh-faced youngsters at the time armed with roaring guitars, hooks galore, and a cheeky sense of humor to them. Since then, the band's sound and popularity have only grown, with the group experimenting...

John Paul Pitts of Surfer Blood

Surfer Blood's career kind of seems like a one giant surfing metaphor. They hit the ground running in 2010 with the help of the CMJ Music Marathon and have continued to tour and consistently release quality material since then. From playing huge bills like the ATP...