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"The Onion"

"Seattle's buh-bLAM seems, for all intents and purposes, like a pretty mysterious band-but there's nothing unfathomable about its dream-laced, ethereal indie rock. On songs like "Old Growth" and "A Thread That Pulls", a bubbly, abstracted ambience serves to buoy rather than bog down the band's limber melodicism. With humming synthesizers and languid guitar drifting into and around each other-that is, before exploding into celestially catchy, post-punk-infused rock-buh-bLAM's music revels in experimentation while keeping its feet firmly in the glorious muck of the real." - The Onion (Volume 44 Number 18)
- The Onion


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Eagle Vibrato EP (2008)

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buh-bLAM is primed to explode onto the national scene, having garnered a loyal following since their November 2007 debut at Seattle’s legendary Crocodile Café. Picking up the gauntlet thrown down by music pioneers, Seattle-based trio buh-bLAM continues the tradition of exploring rock’s uncharted caverns, drawing comparisons to Bowie, CAN, and Super Furry Animals. The Onion wrote"…exploding into celestially catchy, post-punk-infused rock-buh-bLAM's music revels in experimentation while keeping its feet firmly in the glorious muck of the real."

Following a brief 2008 spring tour west of the continental divide, buh-bLAM presents the release of the ‘Eagle Vibrato’ EP. Available now on iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster, and in local Seattle record stores.

Starting as a homespun garage production, guitarist/songwriter Diagonal G laid down the blueprint for the buh-bLAM trajectory. When pressed for an explanation about the name “buh-bLAM”, Diagonal G offers this: “I wanted a name that denotes action. Plus, folks seem to enjoy saying the word, and it is an easy name to remember. You’re not going to forget, right?”

Enlisting the extraordinarily primeval beat skills of drummer Haphenlang?, the two forged a sound with a heavy emphasis on rhythm. Forms were shaped, and captured on tape, by veteran Seattle-based recording engineer Scott Colburn (Animal Collective, Arcade Fire). The distillation of these jams yielded the ‘Eagle Vibrato’ EP.

A longtime musical collaborator, Phone Tomb, was drafted in order to perform live the pieces offered on ‘Eagle Vibrato’. Intense woodshedding ensued as the three musicians quickly developed a live show best experienced as a well-paced meal, with multi-part harmonies, digital beats, and unparalleled musicianship.