Public Picks from BuffaBLOG

by / Feb. 3, 2015 11pm EST

BuffaBlog’s weekly local album reviews and event picks.

Alpha Hopper – “85315” (Song)
Recommended If You Like: Pissed Jeans, A Place to Bury Strangers, METZ
Alpha Hopper, a newish super-group of basement stalwarts featuring members of Hot Tip, JOHNS, and others, recently dropped its new single, “85315,” led by Irene Rekhviashvilli’s driving chants. The track is set to be included on the West Side foursome forthcoming debut LP later this summer.

The Gilded Masters of Acid House — The Gilded Masters of Acid House (EP)
RIYL: Fashion Expo 1990, Trainspotting Soundtrack, 90’s house
Despite ditching the Fashion Expo moniker, electronic musician, Miles Kirsch of Difficult Night, continues to dig up his formerly buried (albeit digital) takes on early 90’s house music at an impressive clip. The latest four track EP was mastered by Brandon Schlia of Steak and Cake records.

Robert Zinni & The Shitty Balloon – My Night Eye (LP)
RIYL: Pavement, Early Modest Mouse, Red Heat
Buffalo filmmaker ex-pat dropped a surprise album, My Night Eye, last week. The release is a collection of nervy punk rock and distant spoken word described as a “typical overcast night out on Allen…easily losing yourself at every bar until 4am.”

Royal Tongues – “Rollin’ On” (Song)
RIYL: Passion Pit, Humble Braggers
After hitting over 120k hits on soundcloud for the debut single, “The Balance,” local synth pop duo goes high on the falsetto on the infectious follow up track, “Rollin’ On.”

 Local Show Pick of the Week 
Who: Malarchuk w/ The Evil Things
Where: Mohawk Place
When: Friday, February 6 @ 8pm
Cost: $5