Debut Buddie EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Buddie, the fuzzed-out Philly powerpop project of Dan Forest, just dropped its debut EP Change of Scenery. The origins of the songs began while Forest was employed as a conservation biologist in Bioko (a small island in Equatorial Guinea, Central Africa), and have been fleshed out in the Grays Ferry studio of Keith Abrams (Pine Barons, Tremellow), who is responsible for mixing the album. The cassette is now available via Super Wimpy Punch, and the band will be rockin' the label's South Philly headquarters tomorrow evening to celebrate its arrival. They'll also be joined by Qwark, Swim Camp, and Vermont's Yellowfront.


New Music Video: "Sink" - Buddie

The quartet of Buddie has a new single, “Sink,” and its accompanying video. The song exhibits a relatable sense of isolation and awkwardness, even when surrounded by friendly faces. That self-aware nature of seeing yourself from the outside looking in amid social settings flips the track into an anthem. Depicting the characters mentioned in the songs chorus, while sitting around a fire and relaxing, the video, directed by Andrew Silverman (Bigmouth Philly), is a humorous take on those moments when one becomes entrenched in their own insecurities. Buddie is set to perform this Saturday, December 8 at No Face Studios, with Twiin, LunchBox President, and Reaux Freeman.


New Track: "Vivacious Crush" - Buddie

Making good use of their Sleepless Sound Studio and APS Mastering Deli Philly Featured Artist(s) Poll prizes, while also showcasing a fledgling lineup, Buddie recently shared its latest single. Pulverizing backend pushes “Vivacious Crush” in steamroller fashion, as an emotive heartbreaking tale unravels. Dual-guitar led charges sear through the gritty-melody. It’s heavy-hitting, love-haunting grunge-pop. (Photo by Ali Dobson)


The Deli Philly's Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner: Buddie

Philly’s Buddie exhibit grit and vulnerability, filtered through fuzz. The quartet taps into an enthusiastic pop accessibility, without shying away from exposing the dark corners of one’s mind. So, it comes as no surprise that the band was influenced by the likes of Weezer and Nirvana; however, the origins of the band’s name is a bit more unexpected. When we hear “Bundy,” we picture Ed O’Neill’s bad posture, hand in the pants, and wise cracks on a couch - not the eyes of a demented serial killer. As we await new music from the group in the upcoming year, you can learn more about our recent Deli Philly Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner HERE.