Thunder Buffalo

Thunder Buffalo

 Seattle, Washington, USA
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At first listen, one may compare TB's bombastic, fuzzy flavor to classic garage blues bands like MC5 or The Sonics. But after closer examination, it is apparent that Thunder Buffalo is making pure, raunchy, poprock.

Biography

Balls-out Psych Pop. Thats how Aaron Schroeder, madman behind Thunder Buffalo describes their signature sound. At first listen, one may compare TB's bombastic, fuzzy flavor to classic garage blues bands like MC5 or The Sonics. But after closer examination, Schroeder is correct... Thunder Buffalo is making pure raunch pop.

TB's heavy shuffles and frantic "four on the floor" rhythms define their contagious brand of garage rock, while hints of 60's be-bop and soul make them accessible to the point where you may find them in your teenage sister's tape deck. Please don't be mistaken however, Thunder Buffalo is anything but soft and sweet. A clear underground snarl is ever-present in TB's music which recalls psychadelic noise bands like Suicide, Liars, and Swans.

With a revolving door of notable Seattle musicians that include Branden Kempt (bass), Matt Winter (drums) Andrew Greagor (drums) and Zach Marley (guitar), Thunder Buffalo's live performances may vary a bit stylistically from one performance to the next, but are never lacking in energy, luster or musicianship.

Within a year, TB have released a debut album on Sarathan Records and conducted several US tours.... Schroeder is currently working night and day on TB's next release while getting ready to set sail on a monthlong stint surrounding SXSW.

Lyrics

Hymn of the Devil

Written By: A. Schroeder

Hymn Of The Devil

everybody everybody on the dance floor, we're going on, we're going on (x 2)
hymn of the devil says we gotta play (x 2)
everybody everybody in a single line, single file line, till everybody's gone
we're going strong, we're going strong, we're going on. we're going on
everybody everybody on the dance floor we're going on, we're going on
you wanna be that little bit of little more and little more and a little more
oh

everybody everybody on the dance floor, (x 2)
we're going on, we're going on (x 4)

you wanna be the little bitch that never knows your going on, your going on
trials set for the next of november your going on, your going on
gonna find you in the back alley with a gun
pull the trigger son, pull the trigger son
hymn of of the devil says you gotta play along
gotta play along, gotta play along
oh

everybody everybody on the dance floor, (x 2)
we're going on, we're going on (x 4)
end

Bebop Sing Along

Written By: A. Schroeder

BeBop Sing-A-Long

let's go to the high dive and have us such a good time baby
we'll go to the crocodile till midnight and drink some honey
make our way to the redwood like i know we should and dance together
we're gonna have a good time, oh all night, so let's stay together

oh

we're goin to the high dive to have a good time won't you come with us baby
make our way to the crocodile till midnight to drink some honey
make our way to the redwood like i know we should but in the meantime baby
let's dance in the street light till we go down to the rest of the world

oh

i see you across the street, lovely eyes and those crooked teeth
walk by past you again, we'll go out until we're dead

let's go to the high dive and have us such a good time baby
we'll go to the crocodile till midnight and drink some honey, yeah
end

Gloomy In Us All

Written By: A. Schroeder

Gloomy In Us All

well, i've sung about dancing all night,
and i've sung about magic carpet rides
but the truth is that we're all gonna die
cause we're all in love with G-L-double O-M-Y

it's the gloomy in us all that we love (x 2)
and in time we'll be in heaven up above
it's the gloom, it's the gloom

so you better start counting all your dimes
and hoarding them away inside a mine
where they can gain their value back over time
tucked away from the all this G-L-double O-M-Y

it's the gloomy in us all that we love (x 2)
and in time we'll be in heaven up above
it's the gloom, it's the gloom

if you find that you don't sleep well at night
and you never ever really close your eyes
just remember that we're all gonna die
even if there weren't all this G-L-O-O-M-Y

it's the gloomy in us all that we love (x 2)
and in time we'll be in heaven up above
it's the gloom, it's the gloom

die die die die die die die die die die die....
end

Discography

Thunder Buffalo (self-titled)
Released Jan 2010 on Sarathan Records

Set List

45 minute set includes:

1. Stereo
2. Bebop Sing-a-Long
3. Gloomy In Us All
4. Middle of the Street
5. In the Valley of the Scarecrow
6. Holy Ghost Haunt
7. If I Leapt
8. Hymn of the Devil
9. Black Cat Rising
10.Field of Desire
11. This Is My Life