WERS 88.9 FM Presents Wicked Good Festival.
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Boston Common - Boston, MA
FREE - RSVP HERE
Our fourth LP originally released in 1993. First-ever US pressing on RED vinyl. Hurry as limited quantities remain.
The Japanese 7” single of "Roman Cars" b/w "Saturday" is now available now for order. There are only 350 copies.
Tickets go on sale Thursday for these newly added shows in Europe and England. We look forward to seeing you in the late autumn!On sale THU MAR 15 @ 9 AM GMTNov. 27 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumpehuset - TICKETSNov. 29 - Berlin, Germany - Bi Nuu - TICKETSDec. 02 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso - TICKETSDec. 04 - Bristol, UK - The Fleece - TICKETSDec. 05 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom - TICKETSDec. 06 - Birmingham, UK - Birmingham O2 Institute 2 - TICKETSDec. 08 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Effenaar - Come As You Are 2018 - TICKETS
Here is the new video for "The Only Living Boy in New York."
Watch for the limited edition 7-inch b/w a cover of The Who's "The Seeker" for Record Store Day.
Buffalo Tom "The Only Living Boy in New York" from the album "Quiet and Peace" 2018 Scrawny Records/Schoolkids Records
Written by Paul Simon
Animation by Heather Jones
Images and video by Mark Shaw
Band footage by Marley Maginnis
Most songwriters peak. Few fans think Bob Dylan improved after “Blood on the Tracks.” Nobody champions Bruce Springsteen’s “Wrecking Ball” over “Born to Run.” But subtract the nostalgia you feel for Buffalo Tom’s “Let Me Come Over” and you’ll likely find the new album “Quiet and Peace” as great as anything the band has done — don’t doubt my claim until you have listened to the quintessential Buffalo Tom track “Lonely Fast and Deep.”
The Boston trio of singer-guitarist Bill Janovitz, singer-bassist Chris Colbourn
anddrummer Tom Maginnis have nothing to prove. The guys will never make the band a full-time gig again — their ninth album comes after a seven-year break. Maybe it’s this freedom that allows them to write clear-eyed, adult rock ’n’ roll. (Note: This is not meant as a pejorative.)
They fill “Quiet and Peace” with
tightrock about complex relationships. “Roman Cars” captures something between mature and playful, an aesthetic between the Kinks and R.E.M. “In the Ice” features a melody and melancholy that echoes Janovitz’s deeply underrated solo album “Walt Whitman Mall.” Flirting with folk, punk and rock drones, the band sounds endlessly comfortable with its art.
Buffalo Tom returns to the Paradise on April 20.
Two sets. No opener.
Neumos says first set starts at 7:45. Teragram 8:00. Independe...
The LA Times has interviews with Chris and Tom and the premiere of the full album, here.
And Bill chats with Marc Maron on the WTF Podcast on Thursday, March 1.
Marc understandly looks happier here with Jennifer than with Bill.
We have invited Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to set up tables at our upcoming shows. We hope you’ll support their efforts whether or not you can attend and we will likely discount prices on our merch for those who donate to their worthy cause.
News roundup. This is starting to get exciting.
Thanks to Rich at Premier Guitar Magazine for premiring (as per their name) "Lonely, Fast and Deep," a new track from the forthcoming Quiet and Peace LP, coming March 2.
Finally, here is a bunch of stuff getting signed and ready to be shipped for those of you who Pledged to raise the funds for producing the album. Should start shipping soon. The signed Let Me Come Over LP was not offered, by the way. That is for our friends at Pure Salem Guitars who sent us this insanely lovely La Flaca. Watch for an interview with Bill at their site soon.
Buffalo Tom Release New Song and Video For "Roman Cars" From The Forthcoming Album Quiet And Peace, Out March 2
Against a beautifully-animated clip, painted in muted colors, the band delivers that exuberant, Big-Star-esque sound that we fell in love with 25 years ago. – KEXP
Boston-based indie faves Buffalo Tom have released "Roman Cars" the first video from their forthcoming album, Quiet and Peace, due March 2, 2018 via Scrawny/Schoolkids Records. Head to KEXP to see the exclusive premiere. The trio will kick off a U.S. tour March 1st in Seattle with a live performance on KEXP and at Neumo's later that night before heading to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Brooklyn and their hometown of Boston. More dates to be added soon.
Quiet and Peace is a compelling 11-song set that finds the trio—singer-guitarist Bill Janovitz, bassist-vocalist Chris Colbourn and drummer Tom Maginnis—simultaneously mining their best-known sonic elements while breaking new ground on emotionally resonant new tunes such as "All Be Gone," "Overtime," "Freckles" and "CatVMouse." Full of nostalgic and dusky imagery, much of Quiet And Peace emerges from New England's less visited darker corners, offering a sort-of poetic travelogue of faded colors and woods illuminated in the light of the seaside.
Buffalo Tom's first collection since 2011's Skins, Quiet and Peace was mixed by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, The Hold Steady) and marks the band's first collaboration with producer and fellow Boston alt-rock legend David Minehan, renowned ex-leader of the Neighborhoods.