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Cleveland, Ohio, United States | SELF

Cleveland, Ohio, United States | SELF
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"Safari is a band devoid of bullshit—what you hear really is what you get. The band’s characteristically low-fi mix of fuzzed-out guitar and shuffle beats, coupled with Walker’s breathy croon, takes center-stage on its latest record, Maybe Tomorrow. The band has played with artists like Tokyo Police Club, opening for the Canadian rockers on their stop in Cleveland."


"The Last Beatniks"

“Buzz Garage a pleno destacan su trabajo, ademas de lo prolifico en su produccion ( contamos tres discos en solo un año, uno mas si contamos los dos años que llevan en carrera, y con la promesa de otro trabajo para fines de este año) Otra buena banda asentando su renovacion setentera en el Rock actual, aunque suene extraño, espero que les guste” - The Last Beatniks

"Dust Sleeve"

The “…opening track ‘Connie Gets What She Wants’ will pull you in immediately, with Walker’s dynamic guitar riffs and washed out vocals keeping your attention all the way through. “ - Dust Sleeve

"The Noise Is"

“…buzzing garage three-piece out of the hard working parts of Cleveland. They’ve constantly been on the radar… but with their third release, Maybe Tomorrow, things are sure to heat up” - The Noise Is


"Maybe Tomorrow’ is Safari’s third release and it is clear they have found a niche and are happy to settle in it...if you fancy something a bit rougher round the edges, a bit more adventures, certainly more aggressive and with some cross-dressing thrown in for good measure, ‘Maybe Tomorrow’ deserves your attention." - AmericanaUK


November 2008, "Bricks on the Brain", Single
April 2009, "Bricks on the Brain", LP
October 2009, "Miss North Dakota", EP
September 2010, "Maybe Tomorrow", LP



“So you don’t belong, so you don’t belong – so where do you go?” The lyric hangs rhetorically from the mouth of Safari lead Nico Walker. In his own case the answer seems to have been Texas.
Reared in a rural outskirt of Atlanta, Walker returned to the south in 2004. After failing out in his first year from the ultra-conservative John Carroll University, in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, the eighteen-year-old traveled to infamous Fort Hood where he trained as an infantry medic. The year and change he spent within the insular heart of Texas fostered a remarkable creative spark, and his art often references it. “In the heights outside Killeen, a pretty thing with a diamond ring – Her baby’s gone but the world don’t stop, she gets by, and jody gets off”.
Since his inauspicious 2007 return to Cleveland, from a year T.O.D in Iraq, Walker has set in motion a vibrant and prolific collaboration. Sardonic swagger that is matched only by a singular talent for songwriting and arrangement could produce such music. It balances thoughtfulness with extraordinary energy, grit with shine, and is at once extra and introverted.
Safari has opened in support of many nationally touring artists including Tokyo Police Club, Amazing Baby, Jacuzzi Boys and Cloud Nothings. 2010's ‘Maybe Tomorrow’ can be streamed or purchased in any number of high quality formats at