What song from Aberfeldy’s debut album ‘Fovever Young’ featured in a Quilmes HELADA! beer advert, Diet Coke advert and during American Idol and the 2007 Recording Academy / GRAMMYs? ‘Summer’s Gone’ you say? Correct! ‘Forever Young’ was released on August 30th 2004 on Rough Trade Records. Other great singles released from the album include NME’s single of the week ‘Heliopolis by Night’ and ‘Love Is An Arrow’ which reached number 60 in the UK charts and was nominated for an MTVU Woodie award for best animated video. The single also featured Lorraine Kelly’s ‘Kelly Plays Pop’ section for GMTV !
30 years ago, Buffalo Tom originally released their self-titled debut album, produced by J Mascis. Beggars Banquet released it today in 1992.
In a recent piece on the band, TIDAL wrote that “Their eponymous debut album, Buffalo Tom, recorded by Mascis at Fort Apache, introduced us to a band peppered with teen angst and a knack for loud, distorted walls of guitars that couldn’t quite hide an obvious flair for pop hooks underneath it all. Propelled by the lead single “Sunflower Suit,” a regular at MTV’s 120 Minutes back in the days, the debut established the band as immediate indie darlings.”
Buffalo Tom 30+ years on, continues to make music with their original lineup. In 2017, Beggars Arkive celebrated the 25th anniversary of Let Me Come Over, their third album with a glorious 2XLP vinyl reissue.
If you’re lucky enough to live in their Boston hometown, they are playing this Saturday (8/18) for free from 4:30-5:30 in Boston Common as part of the Wicked Good Festival. Otherwise, those in Minneapolis and Chicago can catch them on Sept 7+8th respectively where they will perform shows with two sets, one of which they will play LMCO in it’s entirety. Then, in late Nov/early Dec, you can find them in Denmark, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands and the UK.
"The Pixies are masters of the calculated incongruity” "They give other rockers an object lesson in the first principles of how it should be done." – Mat Snow from his Q Magazine September 1990 review on PIXIES’ third studio album Bossanova released on 4AD! Today marks it’s 28th birthday!
We would like to hear from you ‘All Over the World’ on what your favourite tracks are from this album!