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Touchdown Buffalo

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Touchdown Buffalo
📅 Released6 May 2014
⏳ Length21:27
🏷️ LabelMint 400 Records, Fourth Row Records
🤑 ProducerSink Tapes, Clearcut Recordings
Sink Tapes chronology
How You Mean
(2013)
Touchdown Buffalo
(2014)
Creases
(2015)

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Touchdown Buffalo is the fourth studio album that is from the American rock band Sink Tapes.

Content[edit]

The eleven-track album was released digitally on 6 May 2014 with Mint 400 Records, and on cassette tape with Fourth Row Records.[1] It was produced by Sink Tapes, and mastered by Clearcut Recordings. Touchdown Buffalo is described as jangly indie pop with synthetic, driving drums, acoustic guitars and gnarled, droning keys.[1][2] It draws comparison to the music of the shoegaze and alternative rock band the Jesus and Mary Chain, and the post-punk band the Psychedelic Furs.[3] The track "What Wants, What Needs" was rerecorded for the album Window Unit Blues.

In a 2016 interview with The Daily Progress, Gabe Chiarello explains that Touchdown Buffalo was "less of a full-band effort and more of just dealing with what we had at the moment," and the songs were demos that "we'd use in a live set and then change [them]."[2]

Reception[edit]

A review by Sarah Deneault for Speak Into My Good Eye says "after listening to the first six tracks off of Touchdown Buffalo, I felt like I was transported to the dance floor of any 1980's movie with a prom scene[;] the vocals are quite airy, and in the tone of a lullaby, ultimately generating a different atmosphere than the band's first recorded album Same Strange Dream." The piece ends with "I was ready to accept Touchdown Buffalo as the band’s chilled-out, 2014 indie interpretation of how Frankie really says relax, but perhaps these guys are trying to say more... like that they're Buffalo Bills fans."[4]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."I Told You To Trade It"1:37
2."Small Thought"1:37
3."Vegas Hotel Yoga Spa"3:05
4."Repeat Endlessly"1:10
5."Asterik Astrid"2:41
6."Dishes in the Dark"1:46
7."Same Thing (Not Sure About Any of You)"1:32
8."Throwing Knives"1:30
9."Control Freak Whisper Listener"1:46
10."What Wants, What Needs"1:30
11."Vegas Hotel Yoga Spa (demo version)"3:13
Total length:21:27

Personnel[edit]

  • Gabe Chiarello – vocals and drums
  • Alex Kielmanski – guitar
  • Ricky Kuczynski – guitar and vocals
  • Thomas Dalzell – bass

References[edit]

Citations
Bibliography
  • Appio, James (21 May 2014), "Sink Tapes, Touchdown Buffalo, 2014", CoolDad Music, retrieved 29 January 2019
  • Cantor, Dave (26 December 2016), "Sink Tapes chase down the specter of indie success", The Daily Progress, retrieved 29 January 2019
  • Deneault, Sarah (17 May 2014), "Album Review: Sink Tapes – Touchdown Buffalo", Speak Into My Good Eye, retrieved 29 January 2019
  • Pirate! Staff (6 May 2016), "Touchdown Buffalo", Pirate!, retrieved 29 January 2019

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