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New Buffalo: New Buffalo EP

John Bergstrom

As with so many stopgap EPs, it's an eclectic, so-so afair of questionable re-release value.


New Buffalo

New Buffalo EP

Label: Arts & Crafts
Australia release date: 2005-08-05
US Release Date: 2006-04-25
UK Release Date: 2005-08-05
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A classic stopgap EP, this five-track release from the Australian singer-songwriter New Buffalo (real name Sally Seltmann) throws together a few remixes/alternate versions of tracks from 2005's debut album with a couple of outtakes/leftovers. It makes for an eclectic listen, the lounge-pop of "Inside" giving way to the near-ambient Broken Social Scene remix of "I've Got You and You've Got Me", the piano-led "Stay Here While You're Gone", and the Sundays-meet-PJ Harvey re-recording of "I've Got You…". Seltmann knows the "quirky/eccentric" territory well -- her biggest asset since she's not a particularly gifted singer. A suitably mopey Sunday morning soundtrack to go with your dour newspaper headlines.

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