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Buffalo Rose's new single release + Schenley Park release show tonight prove that indies get aesthetic, philosophical, and musical freedom
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Emily Plazek

A MVMT join email came through to my inbox, and when I read the name “Buffalo Rose” I was admittedly pretty pumped. This is a Pittsburgh indie band that I haven’t had a choice but pay attention to while developing the IMBM -- they’re all over the burgh, in very successful indie style, working that hometown rally (see the Homeruns section of the IMBM for more on that!). My personal favorite songs are "I Can Get High" and "Cigarettes and Whiskey" -- go listen on Spotify or iTunes or Amazon or anywhere you listen to music!

I got on the phone with vocalist/guitarist Shane McLaughlin and we had a swell time talking about their new single release "The Last One", out TODAY, and so we lined up their official Welcome to the MVMT article with their release show TONIGHT!

buffalo rose release.jpg

Tonight's the release show at Schenley Park, Flagstaff Hill, starting at 6pm, joined by special guests Morgan Erina and The Hills and the Rivers (another MVMT member!). Live, during the show, they'll upload the single to https://buffalorose.bandcamp.com/!

Also, they’re selling single-batch limited edition tshirts, so pick one up before they run out!

For more info, here’s the Facebook event link: click here.

buffalo rose tshirt.jpg

Now, we officially welcome these indie music success stories to The MVMT. Here's their history:

Who is Buffalo Rose?

Buffalo Rose is a modern folk band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a penchant for harmony and an intense love of the natural world. The band's lineup has snowballed from its inception in the spring of 2016 to include three vocalists (Mariko Reid, Lucy Clabby, and Shane McLaughlin) and four string instruments: guitar (Shane McLaughlin), dobro (Mac Ingles), bass (Jason Rafalak) and mandolin (Bryce Rabideau). These unique musical ingredients come together in a mesmerizing harmonic puzzle that is at times haunting, other times foot-tapping, but always a good time.

After just six months together Buffalo Rose put out their debut EP, Red Wagon, in November 2016. After an energetic response to this bite-sized record, the group continued to use their momentum to begin work on their first full-length album, anticipated release in early 2018. In the meantime, you can catch them at your favorite Pittsburgh watering holes and street corners, tapping out tunes that are sure to get stuck in your head.

What do you love most about being indie?

We love the ability to create our own vision for ourselves!  I think we all have a strong idea of how our band identifies itself, aesthetically, philosophically and musically.  Being independent means that we can craft the sound and imagery we have in mind with complete freedom, and we can do cool things like having our single release in Schenley Park.

What’s one of your biggest indie struggles?

One of the biggest struggles is finding the best way to continue to grow within the city of Pittsburgh as well as increase our audience outside of it.  There are so many different ways to go about this, but knowing which way will serve you the most is pretty hard.  We hope that IMBM will help us grow our audience in new ways and reach more people with our music!

buffalo rose 2.jpg

What advice would you give to up-and-coming indie musicians?

Find people that you really connect with musically and personally, and then work relentlessly until your music sounds the way you want it to.  And have fun while you are doing it!  People will understand the message of your music if you are open and enjoying yourself while you are performing.

What’s your definition of success as indie musicians?

I think our definition for success varies between each member of the band.  On one hand I think we want our music to provide an emotional escape from the world, to give people moments of joy and respite.  I think another aspect of success to us is to be able to create music that helps people through hard moments in their life and possibly make them see the world in different ways.  Every member has had music shape the way they view the world and give them a unique kind of emotional support, and we hope that someday we can pass that on to others through the music we create

Any favorite PGH places?

My favorite place in Pittsburgh besides my bedroom is when you go down the stairs in a Schenley park then take a left under the bridge away from the path that leads to panther hollow and follow the creek until you get to a rocky hill on the right side then you climb up it and there's a Little Rock cave lean-to where I sometimes eat sandwiches and read books. - Lucy Clabby

Again, here’s the Facebook event link (click here) for the release party TONIGHT Friday 9/22 at Schenley Park -- The forecast is gorgeous so go have an amazing start to your weekend with some new music!

Buffalo Rose's new single release + Schenley Park release show tonight prove that indies get aesthetic, philosophical, and musical freedom
Buffalo Rose's new single release + Schenley Park release show tonight prove that indies get aesthetic, philosophical, and musical freedom
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A MVMT join email came through to my inbox, and when I read the name “Buffalo Rose” I was admittedly pretty pumped. This is a Pittsburgh indie band that I haven’t had a choice but pay attention to while developing the IMBM -- they’re all over the burgh, in very successful indie style, working that hometown rally (see the Homeruns section of the IMBM for more on that!). My personal favorite songs are "I Can Get High" and "Cigarettes and Whiskey" -- go listen on Spotify or iTunes or Amazon or anywhere you listen to music!

I got on the phone with vocalist/guitarist Shane McLaughlin and we had a swell time talking about their new single release "The Last One", out TODAY, and so we lined up their official Welcome to the MVMT article with their release show TONIGHT!

buffalo rose release.jpg

Tonight's the release show at Schenley Park, Flagstaff Hill, starting at 6pm, joined by special guests Morgan Erina and The Hills and the Rivers (another MVMT member!). Live, during the show, they'll upload the single to https://buffalorose.bandcamp.com/!

Also, they’re selling single-batch limited edition tshirts, so pick one up before they run out!

For more info, here’s the Facebook event link: click here.

buffalo rose tshirt.jpg

Now, we officially welcome these indie music success stories to The MVMT. Here's their history:

Who is Buffalo Rose?

Buffalo Rose is a modern folk band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a penchant for harmony and an intense love of the natural world. The band's lineup has snowballed from its inception in the spring of 2016 to include three vocalists (Mariko Reid, Lucy Clabby, and Shane McLaughlin) and four string instruments: guitar (Shane McLaughlin), dobro (Mac Ingles), bass (Jason Rafalak) and mandolin (Bryce Rabideau). These unique musical ingredients come together in a mesmerizing harmonic puzzle that is at times haunting, other times foot-tapping, but always a good time.

After just six months together Buffalo Rose put out their debut EP, Red Wagon, in November 2016. After an energetic response to this bite-sized record, the group continued to use their momentum to begin work on their first full-length album, anticipated release in early 2018. In the meantime, you can catch them at your favorite Pittsburgh watering holes and street corners, tapping out tunes that are sure to get stuck in your head.

What do you love most about being indie?

We love the ability to create our own vision for ourselves!  I think we all have a strong idea of how our band identifies itself, aesthetically, philosophically and musically.  Being independent means that we can craft the sound and imagery we have in mind with complete freedom, and we can do cool things like having our single release in Schenley Park.

What’s one of your biggest indie struggles?

One of the biggest struggles is finding the best way to continue to grow within the city of Pittsburgh as well as increase our audience outside of it.  There are so many different ways to go about this, but knowing which way will serve you the most is pretty hard.  We hope that IMBM will help us grow our audience in new ways and reach more people with our music!

buffalo rose 2.jpg

What advice would you give to up-and-coming indie musicians?

Find people that you really connect with musically and personally, and then work relentlessly until your music sounds the way you want it to.  And have fun while you are doing it!  People will understand the message of your music if you are open and enjoying yourself while you are performing.

What’s your definition of success as indie musicians?

I think our definition for success varies between each member of the band.  On one hand I think we want our music to provide an emotional escape from the world, to give people moments of joy and respite.  I think another aspect of success to us is to be able to create music that helps people through hard moments in their life and possibly make them see the world in different ways.  Every member has had music shape the way they view the world and give them a unique kind of emotional support, and we hope that someday we can pass that on to others through the music we create

Any favorite PGH places?

My favorite place in Pittsburgh besides my bedroom is when you go down the stairs in a Schenley park then take a left under the bridge away from the path that leads to panther hollow and follow the creek until you get to a rocky hill on the right side then you climb up it and there's a Little Rock cave lean-to where I sometimes eat sandwiches and read books. - Lucy Clabby

Again, here’s the Facebook event link (click here) for the release party TONIGHT Friday 9/22 at Schenley Park -- The forecast is gorgeous so go have an amazing start to your weekend with some new music!

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