Brimming with creativity, Fluff by Andy Gabbard, his debut release as a solo artist on Alive Naturalsound Records, isn’t moving beyond what Andy has done, or will continue to do with Buffalo Killers. Sometimes, ultimately, you find yourself with extra moments and more ideas than one band can develop. So naturally, it made perfect sense to give that inward creative need an outlet. Fluff is the end result.
Cut in one 12-hour studio session, Andy took on the full responsibility of doing a solo album literally. He played every instrument and wrote everything you hear. Reviving an established relationship with Alive Records, on Fluff you can hear the deeply-solid effects of the grunge genre and mid-’90s ‘alternative music’ in a sonic gestalt. Exhibiting characteristics of fairly recent genres, as well as some classics that surrounded him during his youth, Fluff breaks barriers of seemingly comfortable, unthreatening music cultivating a physical embodiment of Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins, latter Beatles and even Brian Wilson.
Buffalo Killers (who, just for the record, are still going strong and will be releasing their seventh full-length album later this year).
Today, Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of premiering the video for title track “Fluff”. This is what Andy had to say about it.
“’Fluff’ is a sort of dark and also silly song. The lyrics are vague and abstract. My favorite songs are always the ones that mix dark and light. Sven Kahns and I tried our best to do the same with the video. We added some kitties here and there.
My favorite line in this song: ‘Poor bitch boy, things not going like you wished they would. Dumb rich boy, knocking you over and it feels so good.'”
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