BLUFFING - Salad
New York, New York
Garage, Indie Pop, Indie Rock
Matt and Kim, Tiger Trap, The Buzzcocks
In the early days of listening to music on computers, my music application of choice gave me the option of cranking the speed of the song up 200%. I was able to listen to whole albums in half the speed at the expense of the pacing, tone and voices. It wasn’t necessarily a great trade-off. I still long for an efficient music experience without compromising on quality, but generally find the offerings of speed-punk and Chipmunks albums to be lacking.
I was delighted to encounter New York’s BLUFFING, who puts forward the simple mission statement: “A BAND THAT WON'T WASTE YOUR TIME. Consisting of J Boxer (Drums and Vocals), Olivia Drusin (Guitar and vocals), Charlie DY (Bass) and Sammy Weissberg (Guitar), BLUFFING delivers blisteringly fast pop-ditties clocking under two minutes long without sacrificing any quality in the music or lyrics. Riotously fun and troublingly catchy, it’s almost impossible to not have a good time while listening to their songs. There’s something especially wicked about tying up clever lyrics in lightning quick pop song, but speedy listeners (or those who grew up listening to music at double speed) can pick up on the wit without effort.