Some places you feel like you only sort of fit in and it is this theme that permeates Houston based folk rock band Buxton’s new aptly titled album Half A Native. One of the leading lights of an emerging music scene from a city with a burgeoning youth culture, Buxton have won 2 Houston Press Music awards as best Houston Folk/Americana band as well as Best Male Vocals (Sergio Trevino).
Their new album ventures into vast sonic territories, sometimes pairing atmospheric piano with off-kilter electric guitar, blanketed by Trevino’s heart-clenched voice and melancholic but optimistic lyrics. “We take from a lot of different genres and present it in a way that I think is most honest for us,” Trevino says. “You'll hear rock, folk, country, ambience, and distortion, all interpreted through us.”
Recorded in Los Angeles with Thom Monahan (Peter, Bjorn & John, Devendra Banhart and Vetiver), the 11 new tracks broadcast a wandering sound, from the dusty tones of guitar-slinging anthems to lonesome acoustic affairs that look outward and within. Their latest effort is music for the search for home; the long journey to find somewhere, something, or someone that makes everything fall into place.