Watch List: The World Patch — Cordelia & the Buffalo
Songs bring us closer to the universe. They stitch up continents and countries, one culture with another, and history with the present. We are never as isolated as we think; someone is out there in a similar to near identical situation experiencing exactly what we feel. At this very moment, an artist is probably writing the joy, the disappointment, the human reaction in each of us, and there is no language that can separate any of that. Without flying across the world to find a close feeling but with the sound of unfamiliar tribal music, the ancient music can come to us so wonderfully as it does from this Boston group, Cordelia & the Buffalo.
Cordelia Vizcaino led the creation of the “Buffalo” in 2011. With six members she met at Berklee College Of Music, they’ve produced more than just an indie-rock-electronic sound; they brought in diversity (Mexican, Japanese, Norwegian, Alaskan, and Venezuelan background) and personal stories into their songs. Cordelia’s strong fascination with Mexican- Indian and Native American culture inspired the band’s overall dress and willingness to create colorful music. You’ll notice during their live performance, their epic treatment of various sounds—a string orchestra, marimba, flutes, and drum machines. The sound could easily get messy with the number of members bigger than usual, but just so perfectly stays uniform like a tribe.
Cordelia & The Buffalo’s Live Performance of “Free”
From their 6-track debut EP, Cordelia & the Buffalo sets free a new video of “7th Sea” and it couldn’t be more promising to watch. Your eyes never avert from Cordelia’s alternating looks of floral and feather headdress and colorful face paint. She has something special to her, that same catch you get from Florence Welch from Florence and the Machine. 7th Sea evolves from twinkling sounds to drum beats to driving guitar to a final piano exit.
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