Exclusive Premiere: Andy Gabbard, ‘Octoman’
by Chuck Armstrong
“I tried to keep the song as weird and silly as I possibly could.” Any explanation of a song that starts out like that, consider us intrigued.
That description comes to us straight from Andy Gabbard, frontman of Cincinatti’s Buffalo Killers, who is gearing up for the release of his debut solo effort, Fluff, on March 24 via Alive Naturalsound Records. Ahead of its launch, Diffuser is proud to partner with Gabbard to give you a little taste of what to expect with his new track, “Octoman” — take it for a spin in the audio player below.
“I tried a lot of different lyrics out on it and it didn’t feel right until it became ‘Octoman,’” he recalls about the tune. “I guess you could say this is a Syd Barrett super fan song.” And while the song may be weird and silly — and definitely hearkens memories of Barrett and even the Flaming Lips — it’s also immediately appealing and will likely necessitate repeat listening sessions.
Taking the “solo” approach quite literally, Gabbard cut the new record in one 12-hour session, playing every instrument himself. Available on CD, digital and limited edition colored vinyl, Fluff will be an unforgettable experience for listeners.
You can get details on Fluff, as well as everything happening in the world of Andy Gabbard, at Alive Naturalsounds’ official website.
Andy Gabbard 2015 Tour
March 6 — Ace of Cups — Columbus, Ohio
March 7 — Blind Bob’s — Dayton, OH
March 13 — MOTR Pub — Cincinnati, OH
March 14 — Happy Dog — Cleveland, OH
March 20 — Peach’s — Yellow Springs, OH
March 21 — Used Kids Records — Columbus, OH
(more dates to be announced soon)