Thursday, April 16, 2015
Roaming Herds of Buffalo - Apocalypse Beach
Yes, we bring to you Seattle's Roaming Herds of Buffalo. Playing crunchy indie rock, with a few country and surf accents, the band was formed in 2011. Their third LP, Apocalypse Beach, was self-released last month, and offers ten tracks mostly recorded in a single take to capture the feel of a live show. This is an album that quite simply makes you feel good -- like you would feel if you just saw a herd of buffalo run alongside your air conditioned gas-guzzling pick up as you sped down the highway to get to the mall. The musicianship and vocals are excellent, the performances sincere and the songs varied, from the crunchy "Antelope" to the surfy "Summer" to the acoustic-turns-frenetic beach jam of the title track (Beach Boys on drugs alert!) to the dusty California country rock of the showcase track "Cereal Prize". Check out some songs below and stream the entire album at the Bandcamp link. "Rewind" begins with the line 'I want beer', and became an instant favorite around here. The digital album is only $7. I will also note that the great album are is the work of Darin Shuler.
Make this country strong again, support the return of the buffalo, get Apocalypse Beach.
The members of Roaming Herds of Buffalo are Scott Roots, Neal Flaherty, Jared Fiechtner, and William Cremin.