Posted January 21, 2023 by Mike Mineo in Albums & EPs

Polaroid Buffalo Club – ‘B-Movie Sundown’

Photo Credit: Maria Lekaki

Conjuring a harmonious psych-rock sound drenched in ’60s nostalgia, B-Movie Sundown is the new album from Polaroid Buffalo Club, a band from Athens, Greece. Formed in 2019, the band’s throwback charm is apparent through the release, combining with eclectic tonal reaches — ranging from the debonair contemplation of “Venus Flytrap” to the eerie organ-reflective rock of “Echo in My Head” — for a riveting listen.

A hazy, reflective charm is apparent throughout. “Take me back,” the vocals ring out on the tender rocker “Patterns & Shapes,” emphasizing an apt nostalgic yearning. The caressing guitars and mellow vocal soaring compel throughout, especially into the haunting wordless croon leading into the “counting the days,” punctuation. Elsewhere, “Echo in My Head” captivates with twangy guitar work and prancing organs, culminating in loosely fervent vocal theatrics past the one-minute mark.

An invigorating release whose nostalgic pull interacts enjoyably with freshly melodic songwriting, B-Movie Sundown is a treat for fans of ’60s rock, pop, folk, and beyond.

“Echo in My Head” and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2023’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine. Send your music to [email protected].