There's nothing typical about the Oxford, Mississippi-based rock act Young Buffalo. Although the group's songwriters Ben Yarbrough and Jim Barrett didn't begin playing under the Young Buffalo moniker until 2009, they started writing music together as teenagers and never ceased evolving. The band—which now also features drummer Tim Burkhead, bassist Andrew Guinn and keyboardist Will Eubanks—couldn't be more excited to share their debut track “Sykia”, courtesy of Pure Volume. We are equally thrilled to announce their upcoming tour with The Crookes, kicking off today, July 8th in Philadelphia.
On the track “Sykia”, Young Buffalo rides a line between straight ahead pop music and tasteful indie rock. They fill out the instrumentation with singing synth lines and unique syncopation. The song is off their 11- track album produced by Dave Schiffman (Haim, Weezer), out early next year. This new record establishes the five-piece act as a band that’s as unique as the town where they were conceived.
“Oxford has been a literary town basically since William Faulkner was around. Authors like Larry Brown, Barry Hannah, Tom Franklin, Jack Pendarvis, and a slew of other literary greats called or still call Oxford home. With the writing comes painting, and then hand in hand-- the music,“ Barrett explains.
With the good fortune of these five gentlemen being birthed in such a fantastically diverse city, both artistically and culturally, we are just thankful they decided to follow their musical hearts and form Young Buffalo. They are no doubt on their way to establishing themselves as one of indie rock's brightest hopes.
Tour Dates (w/The Crookes)
July 8th – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
July 9th – New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
July 10th – Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
July 12th – Minneapolis, MN @ Nether Bar
July 13th – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
July 15th – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
July 16th – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
July 17th – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace