Members: Jesse Payne, Thomas Warren, Mike Creager, Noel Johnson
Written beneath the chill of winter....
Buffalo. Harmony and balance. Purification observing the healing of vision. The grass of relations drains fast into the inheritance of borrowing. Let the Black Hills be approached with one mind, one heart, and as one people. A starting point. Stemming from mistakes and little victories. Carbon spinning with footprint control. Movement for progress. Rebuild and thrive from lessons woven delicately in our past. There is always a line. Instruct the merriment of symbolism to misplace the baggage of claims. For we are all connected to the Buffalo.
The Buffalo recordings take shape over the course of an extensive touring schedule and personal events unforeseen. We press on... Negatives become our twist. Situations in shift. Stacks of concrete bookend the prairies as time marches. But where? On is abstract.
Jesse Payne stems from a soil deep in the Southeastern region of the United States. He nests in scenic views of trees and mountains blending into valleys of skyscrapers and barns. Canvas for his yellow shade of timeless polaroids transposing over lake and swing suggests an inheritance of owls and their nocturnal solitude. His sound and sight each born from a landscape of heavy cotton hands and autumn chairs.
Upon returning to his home in early 2007, after a couple of years of touring the eastern coastal region, as far north as Boston and as far west as Chicago, Jesse Payne delivered the EP, âBeyond the Leaves.â The EP earned him a spot in The Big Takeoverâs Top 40, alongside Band of Horses, Death Cab For Cutie, and Willie Nelson. His song, âThief Among Us,â also found its way on national compilations that included artists such as Ryan Adams and Sondre Lerche. Jesse Payne released his debut full-length album, Nesting (Capture Music Inc.) on November 10, 2010. The album reached #3 in California on KDVS radio and stayed in the College top 30 across the United States for weeks at a time.
His latest, Buffalo, releases October 04, 2011. Buffalo is an audio-painting of expansion and reservation. Patents and assembly lines. Light bulbs versus alternating currents. Phonographs threading impact factors busy documenting waves genetically modified to roam.
Jesse Payneâs team of sonic painters include, Thomas Warren, Mike Creager, Noel Johnson, Mason Boyd, Dave Crenshaw, Stephen McCollough, and The Chad Fisher Group.
Buffalo has synchronization capabilities with the Kettle & Crow DVD (out October 04, 2011).
--See jessepayneonline.com for instructions on how to synchronize vinyl to DVD--
(Kettle & Crow DVD directed by Jacob Falls and edited by Jason Schuck)