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Quiet and Peace

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Boston-based indie faves Buffalo Tom, having recently wrapped an acclaimed run of sold out U.S. and U.K. shows marking the 25th anniversary of their alt-rock masterpiece Let Me Come Over, and they have confirmed their first new album in six years, Quiet and Peace.

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Quiet and Peace [LP]

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Boston-based indie faves Buffalo Tom, having recently wrapped an acclaimed run of sold out U.S. and U.K. shows marking the 25th anniversary of their alt-rock masterpiece Let Me Come Over, have confirmed their first new album in six years, Quiet and Peace.

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Buffalo Tom formed at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1984 - a breeding ground of post punk guitar bands like Dinosaur Jr. and the Pixies. They thrived on US college radio in the late 1980’s and toured extensively in Europe , the US, Australia and Japan . In 1992 the band recorded their third album Let Me Come Over with a varied group of songs they had been developing at home and on the road - mixing their live power trio sound with some more acoustic based guitar ballads. The album’s single Taillights Fade would become their signature song. “While Birdbrain was a marked improvement over Buffalo Tom’s self-titled debut album, Let Me Come Over was truly the great leap forward for the band, sounding richer, more imaginative, and more emotionally powerful than anything they’d attempted in the past. Guitarist Bill Janovitz, bassist Chris Colbourn, and drummer Tom Maginnis individually displayed a greater command of their respective instruments, and collectively their interplay was certainly more confident and intricate, having traded in the muddy clamor of their first recordings for a more layered sound (complete with overdubbed acoustic guitars) that was clean, vibrant, and compelling. (Producers Paul Kolderie and Sean Slade certainly helped, bringing a clearer and better focused sound to these sessions than J Mascis drew from the band.) And while Buffalo Tom was shouting less on Let Me Come Over, they seemed to have a lot more to say; there’s a heart and soul to the lovelorn “Taillights Fade” and the yearning “Velvet Roof” that digs a good bit deeper than their previous work (and is also a lot easier to sort through), while even hard rockers such as “Stymied” and “Saving Grace” reflect a new maturity and seriousness of purpose. In fact, if Let Me Come Over has a flaw, it’s that Buffalo Tom seems to display a bit less joie de vivre than one might have expected, though after gaining this much in the way of both skills and smarts, you can’t blame them for wanting to show them off a bit.” (ALLMUSIC) * Non-returnable, includes MP3 coupon “...some of the most devastatingly beautiful
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Buffalo Tom formed at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1984 - a breeding ground of post punk guitar bands like Dinosaur Jr. and the Pixies. They thrived on US college radio in the late 1980’s and toured extensively in Europe , the US, Australia and Japan . In 1992 the band recorded their third album Let Me Come Over with a varied group of songs they had been developing at home and on the road - mixing their live power trio sound with some more acoustic based guitar ballads. The album’s single Taillights Fade would become their signature song. “While Birdbrain was a marked improvement over Buffalo Tom’s self-titled debut album, Let Me Come Over was truly the great leap forward for the band, sounding richer, more imaginative, and more emotionally powerful than anything they’d attempted in the past. Guitarist Bill Janovitz, bassist Chris Colbourn, and drummer Tom Maginnis individually displayed a greater command of their respective instruments, and collectively their interplay was certainly more confident and intricate, having traded in the muddy clamor of their first recordings for a more layered sound (complete with overdubbed acoustic guitars) that was clean, vibrant, and compelling. (Producers Paul Kolderie and Sean Slade certainly helped, bringing a clearer and better focused sound to these sessions than J Mascis drew from the band.) And while Buffalo Tom was shouting less on Let Me Come Over, they seemed to have a lot more to say; there’s a heart and soul to the lovelorn “Taillights Fade” and the yearning “Velvet Roof” that digs a good bit deeper than their previous work (and is also a lot easier to sort through), while even hard rockers such as “Stymied” and “Saving Grace” reflect a new maturity and seriousness of purpose. In fact, if Let Me Come Over has a flaw, it’s that Buffalo Tom seems to display a bit less joie de vivre than one might have expected, though after gaining this much in the way of both skills and smarts, you can’t blame them for wanting to show them off a bit.” (ALLMUSIC) * Non-returnable, includes MP3 coupon “...some of the most devastatingly beautiful
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Three Easy Pieces

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Skins [LP]

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Produced by the band in their hometown of Boston, MA, and mixed by long-time friends Paul Q. Kolderie (who produced the band's breakout third album, 1992's ''Let Me Come Over'') and Tom Polce, ''Skins'' is the follow up to 2007's acclaimed ''Three Easy Pieces'', which brought Buffalo Tom back into the spotlight after a nine-year hiatus. ''Skins'' is the first release on the band's own Scrawny Records via a worldwide partnership with The Orchard, and features guest Tanya Donnelly of Belly, Breeders and Throwing Muses fame singing on the song ''Don't Forget Me.'' Besides the standard CD, a deluxe edition will be available with demos and b-sides, as well as this vinyl version with a download card featuring the additional songs.

''Skins'' is everything you want from a Buffalo Tom album - its rock pummels and its ballads ache -- and reminds you why they hold such a strong place in so many people's hearts, including Jon Stewart, who had the band play on the final airing of his late-night syndicated talk show in the late '90s. Still comprised of the original trio of Bill Janovitz (guitars and vocals), Chris Colbourn (bass and vocals) and Tom Maginnis (drums), the song writing is as sharp and poignant today as it ever was. From the signature interplay of Janovitz and Colbourn's vocals to the scorching guitars and rolling thunderous drum arrangements, few other bands have been able to master depth and sensitivity at such volumes.

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Skins [Deluxe Edition]

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Produced by the band in their hometown of Boston, MA, and mixed by long-time friends Paul Q. Kolderie (who produced the band's breakout third album, 1992's ''Let Me Come Over'') and Tom Polce, ''Skins'' is the follow up to 2007's acclaimed ''Three Easy Pieces'', which brought Buffalo Tom back into the spotlight after a nine-year hiatus. ''Skins'' is the first release on the band's own Scrawny Records via a worldwide partnership with The Orchard, and features guest Tanya Donnelly of Belly, Breeders and Throwing Muses fame singing on the song ''Don't Forget Me.'' Besides the standard CD, this deluxe edition is available with mostly acoustic demos and b-sides, as well as a vinyl version with a download card featuring the additional songs. ''Skins'' is everything you want from a Buffalo Tom album - its rock pummels and its ballads ache -- and reminds you why they hold such a strong place in so many people's hearts, including Jon Stewart, who had the band play on the final airing of his late-night syndicated talk show in the late '90s. Still comprised of the original trio of Bill Janovitz (guitars and vocals), Chris Colbourn (bass and vocals) and Tom Maginnis (drums), the song writing is as sharp and poignant today as it ever was. From the signature interplay of Janovitz and Colbourn's vocals to the scorching guitars and rolling thunderous drum arrangements, few other bands have been able to master depth and sensitivity at such volumes.
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Buffalo Tom

Skins

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Produced by the band in their hometown of Boston, MA, and mixed by long-time friends Paul Q. Kolderie (who produced the band's breakout third album, 1992's ''Let Me Come Over'') and Tom Polce, ''Skins'' is the follow up to 2007's acclaimed ''Three Easy Pieces'', which brought Buffalo Tom back into the spotlight after a nine-year hiatus. ''Skins'' is the first release on the band's own Scrawny Records via a worldwide partnership with The Orchard, and features guest Tanya Donnelly of Belly, Breeders and Throwing Muses fame singing on the song ''Don't Forget Me.'' Besides the standard CD, a deluxe edition will be available with demos and b-sides, as well as a vinyl version with a download card featuring the additional songs.

''Skins'' is everything you want from a Buffalo Tom album - its rock pummels and its ballads ache -- and reminds you why they hold such a strong place in so many people's hearts, including Jon Stewart, who had the band play on the final airing of his late-night syndicated talk show in the late '90s. Still comprised of the original trio of Bill Janovitz (guitars and vocals), Chris Colbourn (bass and vocals) and Tom Maginnis (drums), the song writing is as sharp and poignant today as it ever was. From the signature interplay of Janovitz and Colbourn's vocals to the scorching guitars and rolling thunderous drum arrangements, few other bands have been able to master depth and sensitivity at such volumes.

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Three Easy Pieces

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Big Red Letter Day [Import]

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The first two albums by Buffalo Tom showed that the Massachusetts trio had studied its heroes (Dinosaur Jr., Husker Du), learned their guitar-rock vocabulary, and mastered the ability to put it across. But the band didn't have much original to add, and although Let Me Come Over and Birdbrain were pleasant listening, they were quickly forgotten. Big Red Letter Day is more dynamic, peeling away the layers of fuzz guitar to reveal acoustic guitar and Bill Janovitz' simple but compelling vocal melodies. The album emphasizes the lyrics, which stand up to the scrutiny, and "Soda Jerk," "Would Not Be Denied," and "Anything That Way" are the best songs the band has written. --Jim DeRogatis

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