Mississippi indie rock outfit Young Buffalo have been going strong since they were strolling the halls of junior high. Though the band didn’t officially form until guitarists Ben Yarbrough and Jim Barrett graduated, the two had been playing together in various configurations throughout their academic career. Since leaving school, they’ve gone on to open for the likes of the Arctic Monkeys and The Vaccines.
Now, they’re in the midst of reading their full-length debut for a February 2015 release. In the meantime, the pair is releasing a 10-inch, Brain One, on September 30th via Votiv Records. The vinyl-only release will be available exclusively through indie retailers and at the band’s various tour dates. As a teaser, Young Buffalo have shared their cover of Brian Eno’s classic “Burning Airlines Give You So Much More”.
Young Buffalo’s interpretation of the track retains the obscurity of Eno’s original, but with even more reckless abandon. The track opens with Beach Boys-style harmonies cooing dreamily over sparse drums before launching into a full-on guitar assault. Eno’s signature guitar riff zips back and forth rapidly, acting as the frantic undercurrent for Barrett’s distorted and feverish vocals. Even if it does eventually become a far cry from Eno’s original vision, the track is imbued with a sonic curiosity that would make the ambient overlord quite proud.
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