The White Buffalo: ‘Year of the Dark Horse’Full Length Art Film for new Album, Out Now, UK Tour July

The White Buffalo: ‘Year of the Dark Horse’
Full Length Art Film For New Album, Out Now HereUK and European Tour Dates Set For May-July 2023 Here

Acclaimed New Album
‘Year of the Dark Horse’
Available Worldwide via Snakefarm Here

The White Buffalo has released the full-length art film The White Buffalo: Year of the Dark Horse; watch the film, based on the new album, Year of the Dark Horse, in its entirety, HERE.

The White Buffalo’s acclaimed new album, Year of the Dark Horse, is available worldwide via SnakefarmHERE.

A collection of 12 musical vignettes, individual yet constant in flow, Year of the Dark Horse is The White Buffalo, aka Jake Smith’smost sonically ambitious and well-rounded album to date, with the full scope of Smith’s songwriting craft on view. Recorded at Neon Cross studio in Nashville with producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Brothers Osbourne, Fidlar), the 10-track album has now debuted to critical praise across the globe.

On ‘YOTDH’, the Emmy-nominated, Oregon-born, Southern California-bred artist The White Buffalo took the less-traveled path, embarking on a voyage of discovery. Bassist, keyboard playerguitarist Christopher Hoffee and drummer Matt Lynott added to the recordings and round out the group on the road.

Year of the Dark Horse, which American Songwriter hailed as a “tilt-a-whirl of melting soundscapes” and a “funhouse of melodies that shapeshift in your ears”, is based around the shifting of the seasons paralleled with the changes in a relationship. Smith’s evocative storytelling and emotionally weighted songs allow the imagination of the listener to play an important part throughout; the music builds on a tale of debauchery and blame, of love and loss, a life lived against the odds, the whole thing set in one lunar year, following our anti-hero through the highs and lows of the seasons. From highlights “Kingdom For A Fool”, “52 Card Pickup” and “Donna”Year of the Dark Horse offers an invigorating and wonderfully unpredictable listen.

The White Buffalo will launch a tour of Europe and the UK on May 18. The group will open for the legendary Bruce Springsteen on Sunday, May 21 at Circo Massimo in Rome, Italy, prior to shows in the UK, Germany, France, The NetherlandsSpain and Ireland. See all dates below and HERE.
Recently, Jake joined Foo Fighters/Dead Peasants guitarist Chris Shiflett for the latest episode of his “Walking The Floor” with Chris Shiflett podcast. Listen as the duo take a deep dive into their diverse musical influences from Outlaw Country to Alt Rock, Americana to Punk, with Jake talking about how artists ranging from Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen to Elliot Smith deeply influenced his songwriting from the start. Listen/share the full episode of “Walking The Floor” with Chris Shiflett featuring Jake Smith/The White BuffaloHERE.

In addition, The White Buffalo stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform their current single, “C’mon Come Up Come Out”on late-night television for the first time.

Watch and share as The White Buffalo (aka Jake Smith) and his band perform the song “C’mon Come Up Come Out” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, YouTube [below]


14th – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
15th – O2 Academy, Bristol
16th – O2 Ritz, Manchester
18th – O2 Academy, Glasgow
19th – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

Special Guest: LA Edwards

The White Buffalo perform “C’mon Come Up Come Out” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
About The White Buffalo:
A powerful and prolific storyteller through his songcraft, Jake Smith, aka The White Buffalo’s body of work includes prominent song and soundtrack placements in the worlds of TV and film, including the TV series Sons Of Anarchy, This Is Us, Californication, The Punisher, The Terminal List, and the films ShelterSafe Haven and West of MemphisThe White Buffalo’s dark blues and light Americana-roots-tinged folk provided a soundtrack of tunes for the entire seven season run of the FX original series Sons of Anarchy, which included 11 songs overall. The last song in the series finale for SOA“Come Join The Murder”, earned The White Buffalo his first-ever Emmy-Award Nomination. NPRs All Songs Considered hailed The White Buffalo as an “amazing storyteller”, the Los Angeles Times added “Smith’s baritone echoes with villains and misfits, drunks and philistines”, while Classic Rock magazine declared TWB “America’s darkest country/blues export…imagine a blue collar Tom Waits or Nick Cave pumping gas in a station just off the highway”.  The White Buffalo is currently in the midst of a US headlining tour – with more 2023 dates to be announced soon – in support of new album, Year of the Dark Horse, out now on SnakefarmHERE.