Young Buffalo – “Hang On To Your Ego” (Beach Boys Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Though Young Buffalo officially formed in 2009, the group’s two main songwriters, Ben Yarbrough and Jim Barrett have been polishing their hearty, melodic rock songs for about a decade. The Oxford, Mississippi quartet’s debut album, House, rings with sunny vocal harmonies and and the instrumental playfulness of Vampire Weekend. With their cover of the Beach Boys’ “Hang On To Your Ego”, the group deftly simulates the original tune’s breezy harmonies and ad hoc instrumental digressions while still leaving their own footprint. Hear the cover and check out Young Buffalo’s upcoming tour dates below.

05/07 Omaha, NE @ Revery Lounge $
05/08 St. Louis, MO @ Duck Room @ Blueberry Hill $
05/09 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall $
05/11 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace $
05/12 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
05/13 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
05/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer $
05/15 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom $
05/16 Saratoga Springs, NY @ Vapor (WEQX Free Show)
06/14 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar &
06/15 Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits &
06/17 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room &
06/18 Madison, WI @ The Frequency &
06/19 Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club &
06/24 Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theater &
06/25 Grand Rapids, MI @ Founders Brewery &
06/28 Nashville, TN @ The Basement East &
06/29 Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe &
06/30 Dallas, TX @ Cambridge Room &
7/1 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s JR &

$ – with Matt Pond
& – with Little Hurricane

House is out now via Votiv. Get it at iTunes.