The Burkharts
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The Burkharts

Buffalo, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018

Buffalo, New York, United States
Established on Jan, 2018
Band Alternative Surf Rock




"The Burkharts Have A Spark"

It is always amazing to see a local band grow each time you see them live. I still remember seeing The Burkharts for the first time 7 months ago at Mohawk Place, back when they were just starting out. I remember being instantly captivated by their light and bright sound that could bring sunshine to even the darkest of winter days. Just from that first performance I could tell that this group of 5 goofy guys had a unique spark that I had not seen in a very long time.

While 7 months might not seem like a long time, the progress that they have made in that short of a time span might take other bands years to accomplish. They went from just standing on stage and playing their tunes, to acquiring matching outfits and giving out wildly named VHS tapes. Best of all, they gained a stage presence that would make even the most experienced photographer lose their breath while trying to keep up with their madness. - Chandler Poczciwinski

"The Burkharts Drop Debut EP Lazy Dazing"

Alt rockers The Burkharts just released their EP Lazy Dazing. After dropping their single (also titled “Lazy Dazing,” back in November) the band has fleshed out their unique mix of lo-fi dreamy surf pop. Think The Beach Boys meet Beach House.

The first track “Oh, Dreamer” floats along with a bouncy guitar riff, and gentle swells, before being joined by synths and luscious harmonies. This tune really seems to capture their aesthetic, and is a great way to kick off the record. “Flower City Nights,” a lo-fi dream pop tune, finds the band fusing their jangly surf rock with a driving beat that shows their versatility and ability to find diversity within their sound. The EP closer is their single “Lazy Dazing,” which once again finds the band melding their influences to create a bubbly song that is the perfect kick off to the Summer season.

All in all, a strong showing from the band, and a promising new addition to the local repertoire. - John Smigielski

"Tonight: The Burkharts"

Wes Anderson’s favorite band, The Burkharts, have released the perfect soundtrack for summer daydreams. Their latest effort, ‘Lazy Dazing’, shows how the Buffalo natives have grown into a distinct field of well-crafted and hook laden indie rock n roll. Reminiscent of Buffalo heavyweight ex-pat M.A.G.S. with a hint of Mac DeMarco, The Burkharts will put a groove in your step tonight at Nietzsche’s.

Sharing the stage will be newcomer M.T. Lakes, who will be playing their second show ever (this time a stripped down solo set), former Dreambeaches guitarist Koko Neetz, and one-woman synth project VHS Era. Doors at 9pm with a $5 cover. - Kevin Prentice


Lazy Dazing (EP)



Ahoy, Surf Rock/Surf Pop band here. Trevor Hodge is the boy who stands at front riddling his trumpet and the rest of us follow closely with our trumpets. Released debut EP in May, Lazy Dazing. We then embarked in a couple small tours and things are going well.

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