The White Buffalo has released the full-length art film The White Buffalo: Year of the Dark Horse; watch the film, based on the new album, Year of the Dark Horse, in its entirety, HERE.
The White Buffalo’s acclaimed new album, Year of the Dark Horse, is available worldwide via SnakefarmHERE.
A collection of 12 musical vignettes, individual yet constant in flow, Year of the Dark Horse is The White Buffalo, aka Jake Smith‘smost sonically ambitious and well-rounded album to date, with the full scope of Smith‘s songwriting craft on view. Recorded at Neon Cross studio in Nashville with producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Brothers Osbourne, Fidlar), the 10-track album has now debuted to critical praise across the globe.
On ‘YOTDH’, the Emmy-nominated, Oregon-born, Southern California-bred artist The White Buffalo took the less-traveled path, embarking on a voyage of discovery. Bassist, keyboard playerguitarist Christopher Hoffee and drummer Matt Lynott added to the recordings and round out the group on the road.
Year of the Dark Horse, which American Songwriter hailed as a “tilt-a-whirl of melting soundscapes” and a “funhouse of melodies that shapeshift in your ears”, is based around the shifting of the seasons paralleled with the changes in a relationship. Smith‘s evocative storytelling and emotionally weighted songs allow the imagination of the listener to play an important part throughout; the music builds on a tale of debauchery and blame, of love and loss, a life lived against the odds, the whole thing set in one lunar year, following our anti-hero through the highs and lows of the seasons. From highlights “Kingdom For A Fool”, “52 Card Pickup” and “Donna”Year of the Dark Horse offers an invigorating and wonderfully unpredictable listen.
The White Buffalo will launch a tour of Europe and the UK on May 18. The group will open for the legendary Bruce Springsteen on Sunday, May 21 at Circo Massimo in Rome, Italy, prior to shows in the UK, Germany, France, The NetherlandsSpain and Ireland. See all dates below and HERE.
Recently, Jake joined Foo Fighters/Dead Peasants guitarist Chris Shiflett for the latest episode of his “Walking The Floor” with Chris Shiflett podcast. Listen as the duo take a deep dive into their diverse musical influences from Outlaw Country to Alt Rock, Americana to Punk, with Jake talking about how artists ranging from Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen to Elliot Smith deeply influenced his songwriting from the start. Listen/share the full episode of “Walking The Floor” with Chris Shiflett featuring Jake Smith/The White BuffaloHERE.

In addition, The White Buffalo stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform their current single, “C’mon Come Up Come Out”on late-night television for the first time.
Watch and share as The White Buffalo (aka Jake Smith) and his band perform the song “C’mon Come Up Come Out” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, YouTube [below]
14th – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
15th – O2 Academy, Bristol
16th – O2 Ritz, Manchester
18th – O2 Academy, Glasgow
19th – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Special Guest: LA Edwards
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