Mar 242011

“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.

MP3: Young Buffalo – Anthems for a 17-Year Old Girl (Broken Social Scene cover)
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Young Buffalo – The Chain (Fleetwood Mac cover)

Check out more Young Buffalo at their website or MySpace.

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  One Response to “Southern Trio Young Buffalo Bounces Through Broken Social Scene, Fleetwood Mac Tunes”

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  1. I cannot stand their Broken Social Scene cover as the vocals are too goddamn STRONG for the lyrics. The song needs an intentional weakness to accentuate the brokeness of the words. Emily Haines breaks my heart every time I listen to that song… these guys just bore me.

    Their Fleetwood Mac cover is pretty cool, though, I’ve always loved that song.

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