Listen: Young Buffalo – Sykia

Summer sunshine from Mississippi newcomers...

The American South is a much mis-understood area.

A vast, sprawling mesh of towns, cities and states, the South harbours several liberal hubs under its conservative facade.

Oxford, Mississippi – or Ole Miss, as the residents refer to it – is a university town, a place where writers such as William Faulkner, Larry Brown, Barry Hannah, Tom Franklin and more gravitate towards.

Young Buffalo are part of this artistic scene, with their summer sunshine songwriting fusing glorious harmonies to power pop melodies.

The band's Dave Schiffman produced debut album will be released later this year, with new track 'Sykia' arriving online a few moments ago.

Revolving around a glistening guitar riff, there's an intelligence to the songwriting which can't be denied.

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