New Buffalo uses some of the same techniques, in terms of cutting and pasting found sounds, that the Avalanches do. In fact Darren Seltmann of the Avalanches produced the new record. But where I can’t relate or get into the music of the Avalnches I can with New Buffalo. This Austialian group is really all the work of Sally Seltman (and her husband Darren). It’s Sally’s songs and her vocals that are the difference maker and a big reason why the last beautiful day will be a big hit.
This is the first international release by the small but clearly growing label called Arts & Crafts from Canada. Here’s two georgeous tracks in the mold of Emilianni Torrini, Bjork and Sinead O’Connor. Buy the last beautiful day as a pre-order here.