The Buffali

The Buffali

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The Buffali are a bombastic acoustic indie-pop duo who romp through everything from heartbreak to alien abduction with quirky vocal interplay and catchy melodies. "One of the best artists in Wisconsin!" - Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown's funky drummer

Biography

The Buffali are a bombastic acoustic indie-pop duo from Madison, WI. This irreverent girl/guy outfit romps through everything from heartbreak to alien abduction with quirky vocal interplay and catchy melodies. Their songwriting incorporates influences ranging from the Beatles to Tenacious D, with a healthy dose of country and blues thrown in. The duo brings an infectious glee to their live show, combining originals with an eclectic mix of covers from hip-hop to oldies. They play acoustic guitar, acoustic bass guitar and keyboard, with occasional miscellaneous percussion and a looping pedal.

Shortly after their inception the Buffali won the 2004 UW-Madison Battle of the Bands, an impressive feat for an acoustic duo. 2005 saw the release of their full-length album, “Kerfuffle No. 10”, followed by a national tour including a stop at New York’s famed Knitting Factory. The band continued their winning streak this year with nominations for best pop album and artist at the Madison Area Music Awards. They recently played at Wakarusa, a gigantic festival in Kansas, and at North by Northeast, Canada's largest music festival.

The Buffali have shared the stage with Clyde Stubblefield, Johnny Dowd, the Ditty Bops, Tally Hall and the Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, among others. They regularly play live on radio and television, and they receive airplay on stations across the nation. In the next year they plan to expand the band and will begin work on another full-length album.

Lyrics

Yer Late

Written By: The Buffali

Pick me up at ten to eight
you said to me last night -
Check my watch it's eight-fifteen
and you're nowhere in sight.

Late. Yer late again.
You are late, you are late, again.
I'm gonna kick your ass
if yer late, if yer late again,
you fuckin piece of shit!

Late, yer late again.
More than fifteen minutes late again!
I'm gonna kick your ass
if you're late, if you're late again.

Last time this happened,
you swore up and down
that you would try to change.
You borrowed my Toyota,
I said for an hour
now you're gone all day.

Late. Yer late again.
You are late, you are late, again.
I'm gonna kick your ass
if you're late, if you're late again.

I'm so bored, sitting on my porch.
I could have done the dishes by now.
Where are you? I am so bored.
I could have mowed the lawn.

Did you even notice?
Yer forty minutes late and you forgot to call.
My friends all wonder
why I bother putting up with you at all.

Pick me up at ten to eight
you said to me last night,
Check my watch it's nine o'clock
and you're nowhere in sight.

Late. Yer late again.
You are late, you are late, again.
I'm going to kill you
if you're late, if you're late again,
you fuckin piece of shit.

Awful Hot Baby

Written By: The Buffali

Awful hot, baby.
Be nice for a swim.
Awful hot, baby,
be nice for a swim.
But you done filled in the swimmin pool baby,
cause your thinkin is kinda dim.

I came back from the big city baby,
and I brought you some gum.
I thought you was classy baby,
cause you like that Bubble Yum.
But this most recent example of insensible behavior baby,
got me thinkin that you is dumb.

When I left for the city,
I said let that backhoe be.
When I left for the city,
I said won't you let that backhoe be.
But you got your crazy idea baby
to set that chlorine free.

True Love

Written By: The Buffali

here's a story - it's about true love
you know the kind that doesn't work
there was this girl, she lived in Iowa
and it finally drove her berserk

now she's driving across Nebraska
in her bright red but dirty Honda
she pulls over for the flatness
and her dimensions stretch beyond her

she's got that feeling - it's the same for love or hate
so she stops in a little town
and all the houses sit there quietly
to watch the sun while it goes on down

she pulls into the small town diner
she looks the waiter right in the eyes
and for a moment they both stop thinking
but they'll remember for the rest of their lives

the moment when everything got
different all at once
there wasn't any time
for yes or no
they couldn't help but
fall into the
beauty that was there,
there wasn't any time
to take it slow

they like to ice skate, they got two black cats
they both are working they both write songs
and they don't want to be unhappy
so they ignore it when things go wrong

they're both trying because it's true love
but they're starting to understand
that sometimes it's just not worth it
and things aren't always like you planned

it's that story the one about true love
you know the kind that doesn't work
there was this couple in nebraska
they finally drove themselves berserk

now she's driving through colorado
in her bright red but dirty honda
she pulls over the mountains call her
she looks up and she starts to cry

but her tears have greater wisdom now
she gets back in and starts to drive
her whole story is a new one
now that she's living just cause she's alive

the moment when...

Discography

Kerfuffle No. 10 (full-length album)
The Buffali (self-titled EP)

Selected In-studio radio & TV appearances:
Urban Theater, UPN14 TV, Madison
Higher Ground Radio Show, Wisconsin Public Radio (two appearances)
WSUM 91.7 FM, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
WORT 89.9 FM, Madison, WI
WMMM 105.5 Commercial Radio, Madison
WRGW 540 AM, George Washington University, Washington, DC
WLUW 88.7 FM, Loyola University, Chicago IL
KUMD 103.3 FM, Duluth, MN
Radio K 106.5/100.7 FM, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
WOJB 88.9 FM, Hayward, WI

Radio Airplay: The Buffali are receiving airplay across the United States and Canada. For a complete list of more than 130 stations, check our website www.buffali.com.

Set List

The Buffali set list is flexible: we play anywhere from 30 minutes to two hour-long sets. We have dozens of original songs and play many cover songs, some of which are listed below.

Selected Covers:
Paradise City - Guns 'n' Roses
Iron Man - Black Sabbath
Shut Up - Black Eyed Peas
Long Black Veil - Johnny Cash
Madison, WI - Lou and Peter Berryman
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams
Tennessee Blues
Heart of Gold - Neil Young
Alone, Again - Gilbert O'Sullivan
Kansas City - Trad.
I'm a Nut - Peter Tosh
In My Life - Beatles
Anna - Beatles
Rocky Raccoon - Beatles
The Ballad of John and Yoko - Beatles
Amazing Grace - Trad.