Buffalo Moon is an indie pop band from Minneapolis.
Buffalo Moon formed in 2009, with a lineup consisting of four former South Dakotans, plus Ecuadorian lead singer/songwriter Karen Freire. The group initially formed around a shared enthusiasm for Latin American musical styles such as samba and bossa nova, later incorporating elements of jazz, R&B, electro-pop, and punk rock.
The group's first album, Wetsuit, was recorded in early 2010 at New Tectonics Studio in Minneapolis and released on local underground psychedelic label Moon Glyph. Released in spring 2010, the album garnered praise from local, national, and international outlets, receiving write-ups in such blogs as Gorilla vs. Bear, Altered Zones, and Crack in the Road UK. Local music website Reviler wrote that "[Wetsuit] is a strong and diverse record that sounds like a summery jaunt that a less self-aware Devendra Banhart would love to write, melding traces of indie pop and Os Mutantes-esque world beat into a compelling 11 song, 42 minute album". Orders for the album were reportedly placed from Europe, Asia, and South America, with the album's two singles also receiving some international airplay. The band also placed eighth in the City Pages annual Picked to Click issue in 2010.
Buffalo Moon's next release was the "Black Magic"/"Low Tide Moon" 7-inch EP, released on Moon Glyph in the summer of 2010. The band followed this release with their first national tour.
Buffalo Moon's third album, Selva Surreal, was recorded at the Science of Sound studio in Madison, WI and released in October 2011.
- Wetsuit (2010)
- "Black Magic"/"Low Tide Moon" 7-inch (2010)
- Selva Surreal (2011)
- In-Studio Session at 89.3 the Current
- Buffalo Moon perform "Chica de Luna" on MPLS.TV's City of Music
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