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Flying Buffaloes, as a band, represents the essence and energy of the current musical climate in Nashville; the converging of the traditional country honky-tonk mentality with the new wave of gritty East Nashville rock & roll. Their sound is reminiscent of The Eagles, vocally, with Beatles-esque harmony and a swampy, Rolling Stones-meets-CCR rhythm section. Country influences like Waylon Jennings. Willie Nelson, and Chris Stapleton really shine through in Flying Buffaloes songwriting, instrumentation, and lyrics.
This menagerie of influencers is evident in the group’s upcoming debut release, Taking Off, which features songs written by co-frontmen Barry Stone, Johan Stone, and Jordan Harazin. While running the emotional gamut with songs about friendship, lovers’ scorn, and growing up, The 5-track EP has a prevailing feeling of unity, borne out of the frustration experienced by each of the five band members in dealing with Berlin, Germany native, Johan Stone’s 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.” It’s the emotions induced by this struggle, coupled with the guys’ strong friendship and a sense of levity, that make Flying Buffaloes’ live performance so engaging.
Smiles are often exchanged, mid-song, between band members as they ebb and flow through a range of dynamics and grooves. Lead guitarist Tommy Leland adds, “When it comes down to it, our show is all about having fun and connecting both as a band and with the audience. We just really like being out on the town together and hanging.” It’s this shared social and music connection that has allowed a guy like Johan from an ocean and a continent away to instantly fit in with a bunch of midwesterners and furthermore, resonate with listeners across the globe. You can hear Taking Off and find Flying Buffaloes on tour, Summer 2017.
Hey ;) is for horses - June 23rd, 2017
First Single Hey ;) Is For Horses premiered in Ear to the Ground music blog on June 22nd. as the first single off of Flying Buffaloes debut EP, Taking Off.
Just a little weed - july 14th, 2017
Second Single Just a Little Weed premiered in AXS Music on July 8th as the second single released from the Flying Buffaloes Taking Off EP along with a corresponding line of "Just A Little Weed" merchandise.
hey ;) is for horses (official 360 video) - July 21st, 2017
HEY ;) IS FOR HORSES (OFFICIAL 360 VIDEO) - JULY 21ST, 2017
The official music video for Hey ;) Is For Horses was shot in 360 degree HD and directed by Justin Rue. It premiered in Huffington Post on July 18th as an interactive 360 degree music video experience.
Taking off EP - August 11th, 2017
Taking Off EP is Flying Buffaloes debut project release and was made available for pre-order on June 19th, 2017. Taking Off EP premiered in East of 8th music blog on August 10th and was released in physical and digital formats on August 11th, 2017.
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