Photo by Nada Hayek
Forever the songwriting outlet of Philadelphian Dan Forrest, Buddie is a 4-piece
band now based in Vancouver, BC, Canada that writes fuzzy, poppy, rock songs
about environmental and social justice and simply trying to be a good person.
Transplant, Buddie’s upcoming EP, is the band’s third body of work following
their debut EP Change of Scenery
(2019) and LP1 Diving
After the success of Diving, which featured critical nods from Spotify, Apple
Music, Bandcamp, WXPN and many others, the band returned to the studio to
record all of the music that had been brewing since recording their first album.
The next batch of songs, nearly 20 in total, was recorded with a sense of urgency
in mid-2021 as Dan Forrest moved to Vancouver shortly after to begin a graduate
degree in sustainability.
Since the move, Dan has reassembled the band, performed at festivals Music
Waste and Sled Island (opening for Built to Spill), and even did a live session at
radio station CiTR 101.9 FM. With that said, Buddie is eager to share the music
they recorded nearly two years ago.
speaks to Dan’s feelings about the move across North America, while
also shedding light on 2020’s world-changing events and their impacts on the
people and places he holds dearly. Sonic experts are calling for a 100% chance of
fuzzy guitar goodness layered on top of Forrest’s meticulous songwriting which
will surely keep you warm and in good spirits in the winter months ahead. If you
like the EP... just wait until you hear Agitator
(LP2 coming in 2023).