“Young” is becoming an overused band prefix on the order of “Bear” and “Crystal.” Young the Giant; Young Rival; The Young Republic. Now Young Buffalo enter the ring. Try not to hold the double-whammy clichés of “Young” and “[Animal]” against them though. The two covers released so far show a bold Mississippi trio unafraid to stand on the shoulders of giants.
Their cover of Broken Social Scene’s “Anthems for a 17-Year Old Girl” sounds surprisingly full for only three players. It finds the group adding a dollop of joyous singalong to the somewhat dirge-like original. Their slightly older cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” keeps it simpler, crunching along like a power trio should. Check out both below.
Young Buffalo – The Chain (Fleetwood Mac cover)