The Phoenix Foundation | Buffalo
Indies-only limited 250 pressing 'ocean blue' vinyl
Includes download code
2020 marks a decade since The Phoenix Foundation’s “Buffalo” was born. Featuring a number of the New Zealand group’s most enduring songs, from the gently psychedelic drift of opener “Eventually”, the idiosyncratic title track (once covered by Lorde, pop pickers!), the sugar-sweet “Flock Of Hearts”, pidgin German “Bitte Bitte” to the soaring melancholy swell of closing tracks “Wonton” and “Golden Ship” it’s a record that has well and truly stood the test of time.
Featuring guest appearances from fellow musical travellers Connan Mockasin and Lawrence Arabia, ‘Buffalo’ took the band on quite a journey.
Following its release in New Zealand in April 2010, the album found a home on one of the UK’s finest indie labels Memphis Industries. Hugely acclaimed on its European release, The Phoenix Foundation headed over to these shores for a run of sold out shows, appearances on TV in the UK and Germany, including a coveted slot on ‘Later… with Jools’, and saw them find a multitude of new fans including, but not limited to a certain Jarvis Cocker.
"New Zealand's finest purveyors of psychedelic Pop“ - The Times "Undislodgable melodies. A lovely album" - The Sunday Times "Ingenuous pop” - The Independent
To celebrate the anniversary, it is being made available in a limited edition of 250 ocean blue-coloured vinyl LPs, available exclusively to independent retailers.