Buffalo Clover: “Misery”

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Buffalo Clover: “Misery”

Posted by on Jan 9, 2014

The band Buffalo Clover call Nashville home, but their 60s and 70s-inspired, soul-inflected roots-rock is as Memphis as it is Music City.

Midwest transplant Margo Price fronts Buffalo Clover. The band started as a folk duo when Price met guitarist Jeremy Ivey in the early 00s. The relationship was more than musical, and the pair got hitched. In 2008 the duo became a full band when bassist-turned-guitarist Matt Gardner. Today Buffalo Clover also includes bassist Jason White and keyboardist Amaia Agirre.

In November, Buffalo Clover released their latest record, the Kickstarter-funded Test Your Love. The album has that warm, vintage sound made for vinyl grooves. The band feels loose and laid-back, completely at home with the sound, and Price’s voice has just the right amount of sweet sass. One of the record’s standouts is “Misery,” a slow-burn groover that sounds like The Band recording at Muscle Shoals. Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard stopped by the studio when Buffalo Clover recorded Test Your Love. Howard backs up Price on vocals. Their two voices fit together like a handshake.