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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Buffalo Gospel

We Can Be Horses

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Americana is all the rage, but seldom sounds as good as on We Can Be Horses. Milwaukee’s Buffalo Gospel rises above the mandolin-strumming chorus through superb songwriting and the fetching, living room harmonies of Ryan Necci and Heidi Spencer. Necci has a gift for lyrics, spinning memorable phrases from the straw of everyday experience. The music runs from folky (“Hoarse as a Crow”) to full-tilt country rock (“Song of the Ox”) and balances introspection with the joy of cutting loose.