Keeping a band together 25 years after it started is no easy feat, and with the exception of a few years of hiatus around the turn of the century, Buffalo Tom is making it work.
Despite wives, children and other careers, the member of Buffalo Tom still live near one another in the Boston, Massachusetts-area and still get together to write songs, rehearse and perform. Their new album, Quiet And Peace is available March 2.
Bassist Chris Colbourn tells Q104.3 New York's "Out of the Box" with Jonathan Clarke that the band doesn't take for granted its good relationships or its good fortune.
"That era was amazing," he says of the early '90s. "We went from a basement...we were really lucky all along the way. We got these really nice, lucky moments...You know it's hard to imagine a life before that. Nirvana really split that all open. It was exciting."
And after a decade or so of hyper-activity, the band has settled into its new existence, which involves less touring and recording.
Quiet And Peace is Buffalo Tom's first album in seven years. Colbourn says he feels the record was inspired in part by the band having lived in New England for so long.
"Part of was this real light, sunny vibe in the summer and real dark winters—the change of seasons," he says. "I think we were always those guys; a big part of our music was writing about that. Kind of the highs and lows of life and kids and brothers and sisters. New England is very odd—it's a kind of odd mixture of conservative people and odd artists."
Watch the full interview above. Colbourn and guitarist Bill Janovitz perform their arrangement of Simon & Garfunkel's "The Only Living Boy in New York."
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Here's the official video for Buffalo Tom's new song "Roman Cars":