Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Buffalo Clover -- Test Your Love

If you're a horn player, it seems like it's a good time to ply your trade down South. In their new album, Buffalo Clover makes liberal use of brass trio The Nashville Horns. The band also got a bump from Brittany Howard (the Alabama Shakes) on the background of "Misery." And I see they've gotten quite a bit of coverage from Entertainment Weekly.

Not that all musicians don't work hard, but I'm sure this seems like at least a little vindication for principal songwriters Margo Price and Jeremy Ivey, who lost one of their twin boys shortly after their birth. After a year of recovering, the couple not only produced Test Your Love, but a live album of (additional) new material and previously unrecorded tracks as well.

Price's voice is the stuff of the flapper age -- indeed, her light, airy voice contrasts nicely with Howard's earthy richness; but make no mistake, they're both powerhouses.

Test Your Love alternates between light-hearted and somber. It truly is a celebration of life in all its forms.





Buffalo Clover -- Official, Facebook

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