Buffalo Daughter is a three-member group consisting of Sugar Yoshinaga, Yumiko Ohno and MoOoG Yamamoto, often joined by a drummer and other instrumentalists. Their sound is heavily influenced by German progressive rock and techno-pop, but also includes bits of dub, club, shoegaze and post-rock. Because of their mix-and-match style, and because they emerged in the mid-’90s, they are often considered as part of the Shibuya-kei movement, a subgenre of Japanese pop music that originated in the Shibuya district of Tokyo and has been described as a mix of jazz, pop and synth/pop.
Buffalo Daughter’s American introduction came by way of the group Luscious Jackson, who were impressed by Buffalo Daughter when on tour in Japan. As a result, Buffalo Daughter signed with the Beastie Boys’ Grand Royal Records in 1996, and released Captain Vapour Athletes internationally. They have released four additional full-lengths since.
Buffalo Daughter performs at BSP in Kingston on Tuesday, March 11 at 9 p.m. Mamahuhu opens. Adults aged 18+ are admitted only. Tickets cost $10 in advance, $12 the day of the show. Tickets are available locally at Outdated in Kingston, Jack’s Rhythms in New Paltz, Darkside Records & Gallery in Poughkeepsie and the Woodstock Music Shop. BSP is located at 323 Wall Street in Kingston. For more information, call (845) 481-5158 or visit www.bspkingston.com.