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With nary a Jerry Garcia reference in sight, neither Rovo nor Buffalo Daughter fit the jam band stereotype. Yet both tend toward complex, improvised songs that revel in their own sprawl. They may not be jam bands, but they certainly jam.

After more than 10 years, the members of Buffalo Daughter play with a fluid connectivity that borders on the psychic. BD (who actually have admitted to liking Grateful Dead bootlegs) long ago jettisoned any allegiance to pop in the classic sense and have embraced the meandering of German progressive rock. Yes, there are still sweet melodies and girly harmonies, but they are endlessly looped, at the mercy of BD’s hypnotic, locked-in grooves.

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