John Buffalo’s All-Electronic Sound Was Prompted By A New Lease On Life

John Buffalo has shared “Accidents”, the second single from his self-titled debut album out on November 10th, 2023 via State Fair Records. The New Wave-inspired track comes with an animated video created by John and his daughter June Dufilho, who also provides backing vocals on the track.

The new single also comes with news of a San Antonio album release show on November 11th, 2023 at The Annex at Blue Star Arts Complex with Buttercup as direct support. This show will follow John Buffalo’s Dallas release show on the 10th at Kessler Theatre. In addition, Dallas friends can hear the album early at an exclusive listening party on October 24th, 2023 at Ladylove Lounge and Sound from 8-10pm.

The Texas musician, songwriter, engineer, and Producer is best known as John Dufilho from his work with Dallas’ The Deathray Davies, CLIFFFS, I Love Math and John Singer Seargent. He has also drummed with Denver’s indie stalwarts The Apples In Stereo and is a collaborator and Producer for Ben Kweller and Rhett Miller of the Old 97’s. His first album as John Buffalo is a collection of Electronic songs that embody his Indie music roots.

The album also comes just a year after Dufilho underwent lifesaving open-heart surgery, two times. The San Antonio native discovered he was suffering from a hereditary condition during a routine doctor’s visit that led him to the operating room almost immediately. While the surgery saved his life, Dufilho was left with mounting medical debt, which thanks to a grant from Stephen King’s non-profit, The Haven Foundation, who gave Dufilho their biggest grant amount to date, as well as the Musician’s Health Alliance, he was able to cover.

Despite some complications with the surgery (it had to be repeated a second time due to internal bleeding), John survived and began his long road to recovery, part of which stipulated he could not lift anything heavier than 5 pounds. That meant no guitars, no drums, and certainly no live performances.

John started playing on a synth and drum machine and, while he didn’t know where these sessions would lead at the time, he was creating his first all-electronic album which he decided to record under the moniker John Buffalo.

Live Tour Dates:
October 24th
@ Ladylove Lounge & Sound Listening Event 8-10pm in Dallas, TX
November 10th @ Kessler Theatre in Dallas, TX
November 11th @ The Annex at Bluestar Arts Complex with Buttercup in San Antonio, TX