BUFFALO BANGERS: “Granite Grandma” b/w “Blockader”: 7”

This 7” is really weird but really, really good. Somehow Buffalo Bangers seem to navigate a ton of subgenres in the matter of minutes. While both songs are pretty dark and quirky, “Granite Grandma” sounds like Siouxsie Sioux backed by Joy Division, while Side B sounds like a Patti Smith spoken word piece set to a great melody, quickly turns into this weird chant, and ends up sounding like Kathleen Hannah fronting Beat Happening. But, really, I wish this was longer; my hand is getting sore from flipping this over and over again and again.

 –Chris Mason (Buffalo Bangers)