It may be the middle of February, but Dana Buoy (real name: Dana Janssen) is thinking of summer love. Buoy, best known as the percussionist of beloved freak-folk collective Akron/Family, will release his debut LP, Summer Bodies, in May via Lefse Records.
Crafted on a laptop in a Thailand bungalow and inspired by a series of hopeful love messages left on Buoy’s answering machine, the record will incorporate elements of dream-pop, afro-beat, and what Buoy refers to as “Tropicore.” While the musical affair will be mostly joyful, look for traces of loneliness to permeate the sonic-sphere: during the recording process Buoy and his engineer were cut off from the rest of the world by an earthquake and Hurricane Irene.
Before the LP drops, you can catch Buoy on tour with Youth Lagoon. Tour dates are below.
Tour Dates for Dana Buoy
03/10 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge *
03/11 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge *
03/12 – Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Music Hall *
03/14-3/17 – Austin, TX – SXSW
03/18 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s *
03/19- New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks *
03/20 – Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder *
03/21 – Orlando, FL – The Social *
03/22 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn *
03/23 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle *
03/24 – Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel *
03/26 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *
03/27 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom *
* = w/ Youth Lagoon