Thursday, June 22, 2017

E2TG Song Premiere: Flying Buffaloes - "Hey ;) is for Horses"

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Man, it seems like forever since I've posted anything but a shuffle, but how about a brand new song premiering today.  Flying Buffaloes are a Nashville band, and their forthcoming album is called Taking Off.  The single we are premiering today is cleverly titled, "Hey ;) is for Horses" (the emoji is intention and apparently essential.  Clever right? But clever isn't going to get you onto E2TG... well, it might depending on my mood, but it's not going to get you a song premiere.  What I am trying to say is that the clever titled helped convince me to give it a listen, but it was the song itself that won me over.  I think it's a great song, and a wonderful addition to the current awesome Nashville vibe.  You can judge for yourself at the end of this post.  After the picture and the jump, I will share a bit more about the band and the song.

I mentioned earlier the current Nashville vibe, I used that word intentionally because where as fifty years ago or so Owen Bradley, Chet Atkins, and the Nashville Cats helped shape the "Nashville Sound". That sound was rich and somewhat diverse, but it was distinctive. What I have observed - especially over the last few years, is an community of musicians and songwriters that are independent and open, but they are are also connected - if not always musically - then spiritually (amd by that I mean a shared spirit of creativity).  Upon my initial listen to "Hey ;) is for Horses" I was struck by the strength of the song, the relentlessness of the energy, the authentically timeliness of the lyrics, and my god the hooks.  Flying Buffaloes combines elements of traditional honky-tonk music, killer harmonies, and gritty rootsy rhythms in a most interesting a original way.

The band's songs are written by co-frontmen Barry Stone, Johan Stone, and Jordan Harazin. Johan Stone is a native of Berlin, Germany and has dealt with immigration troubles.
“We’d have these sporadic, highly creative periods together, and then [Johan] would have to return to Germany to work out his visa,” says drummer, Danny Pratt.  “It’s been a struggle, but the whole experience has brought us closer together.”
 I have yet to see the band live, something I hope to correct sooner than later, but the word is that the camaraderie of the band - the way the connect and have fun on stage - really drives their live performances.  You can see for yourself when the band hits the road this summer.

So, without further ado, E2TG is proud to present "Hey ;) is for Horses" - the brand new single from Nashville's own Flying Buffaloes.


1 comment:

  1. I think this is better than Blake Shelton, Garth Brooks, and Eric Church!