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by Buva

70's AOR songwriting prowess meets contemporary indie rock sensibilities. Produced by Andy Chase (Ivy, Tahiti 80) As heard on KCRW, Los Angeles.
Genre: Pop: Quirky
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Be Good To Yourself
3:57 $0.99
2. Another World
4:08 $0.99
3. She Gets Around
4:47 $0.99
4. Daydream
3:36 $0.99
5. I Fall Asleep
5:01 $0.99
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Album Notes
"I have become totally and utterly and unapologetically addicted to Daydream, the debut EP from Los Angeles' soon-to-be stars, Buva. How could I be anything but hooked on this Todd Rundgren-meets-Jellyfish -meets nobody else ear-candy?"

So says mundanesounds.com's Joseph Kyle of Buva's debut ep titled Daydream. After recording demos at their home studio in Los Angeles, Buva gave a cd to producer/musician Andy Chase(Ivy, Tahiti 80, Smashing Pumpkins) who invited Buva to New York to finish, polish and mix 5 of the tracks that became the Daydream ep.

The Daydream EP was co-produced and mixed by Chase and recorded in Los Angeles and New York in the summer and fall of 2003.

Buva has received airplay from radio programming giant Nic Harcourt on KCRW in Los Angeles as well as University of Oregon DJ Craig Leve's Snap Crackle Pop! radio program. Songs have been featured on the tv shows The OC, Smallville, Boston Public and the films Me, Myself & Irene and Stuck On You.

Buva is currently recording new material to be released as a full length later in 2004.



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david fiorenza

Very good pop!
Pure Pop for all people. Some nice guitar riffs; listeners of this CD can hear unique music that has been brought back in 2003-2004. Waiting for the full CD!

Lorenzo Acanfora

CANT PULL IT OFF MY STEREO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BUVA is a cracking discovery for me . Get it for your 2006 like a medicine for the soul , for its melody reminding of CROWDED HOUSE or PREFAB SPROUT or I dont know ...........
I just can say ....... I cannot pull it off my STEREO !!!!

And I have 15,000 album with me at home . This means something........

Rod Sell

Tom "Buva" Wolfe gets high marks for his 5 song compilation. Sound song writing with catchy yet mindful melodies accompany crisp musicianship on a well produced, solid effort. Cannot wait to hear more from this up and coming star. Buva has evolved! Hitch on to this shooting star and say you knew him back in the day. GO BUVA!

Kevin Mathews

"Premium pop of the highest order"
Buva does his Todd turn with this fine EP, co-produced with Ivy's Andy Chase and it is premium pop of the highest order in the Jason Falkner mode. Yup, that good! Probably somewhat under the radar but "Another World" is the kind of epic ballad that Todd would kill for now and "Daydream" is pure hilarity married to Brian Wilsonesque hysterics. Bravo! Encore! Maestro!

Bucketfull of Brains

...a real find.
The five-track Daydream EP from Buva is a real find. With its layered
vocals and rich production style it draws comparisons to the work of
Adam Schmitt. The songs are immediate, but also seem to develop over
subsequent listenings.

Joseph Kyle

...Todd Rundgren meets Jellyfish meets nobody else ear candy.
I have become totally and utterly and unapologetically addicted to Daydream, the debut EP from Los Angeles' soon-to-be stars, Buva. How could I be anything but hooked on this Todd Rundgren-meets-Jellyfish -meets nobody else ear-candy? Apparently there's been a growing buzz for this little band that can, and the utterly goregous "She Gets Around" has started to receive airplay on the esteemed no-bullshit radio station KCRW.

These five songs really don't play games with you, either. A reaction--and addiction--is immediate. I know that I found myself hitting the repeat button afterwards. These songs have a radio-friendly sound, thanks in part to the production of Andy Chase (Ivy, Tahiti 80), and songs such as "Daydream" and "I Fall Asleep" certainly could--in fact, should be radio hits. All of the songs will remind you of--without ever sounding like--what made Ben Folds Five so damn great. Clever, intelligent lyrics, great music, and an affecting vocalist are three factors that have conspired to make Buva a band to watch. Expect to see them in the "next big thing" category, and feel assured that at least they've got it right.

Really, why shouldn't Buva be on the radio? Why is melody and intelligent songwriting something to be feared? Why do young, intelligent people automatically assume that music that's popular must be void of intelligence, and must be something greater than what it is? Why must music that's not aimed for Joe Undergraduate or High School Sulkiteen be dismissed as something less than cool? Buva are a prime example of this. These guys should be freakin' huge, and I have to give them major props for making music that doesn't aim for "target demographics," AKA the ficlke teenage set. Buva is meant for intelligent thinkers, lovers of melodic pop music, and if that means that the "kids" don't get it, that's FINE. One day, the kids will understand. One day, the youth of today will appreciate good music and smart songwriting.

When they grow up.

--Joseph Kyle

Mike Bennett

Every aspect of this ep is top notch.
Ivy's Andy Chase produces this 5 song disc, but that does not mean that Buva is a fellow lounge popster.The first song, "Be Good to Yourself", is a dead bang winner. The song is reminiscent of some of the recent work of Jason Falkner and Brendan Benson, both in structure and the intelligent arrangement, that makes great use of sonic space. Buva has a bit more of a laid back vocal style, so the song is punchy with an undercurrent of mellow, which works very well. Buva takes a bit of a post-modern Magical Mystery Tour on the
Beatle-y "Another World", with jangly guitar, mellotrons and both a strong lead vocal and fantastic guitar solo during the instrumental break."She Get's Around" seems to find a mid-point between the contemporary Falkner pop of the first cut and lite psych-pop of the second cut. It has a terrific floating feel grounded by a catchy chorus.Buva is engaged with the song, so there is real emotion hear and not someone just showing off his technique. "Daydream" shows off some
edge and humor ("jerk offs one and all/they're the ones who should be on the wall/they're the ones who didn't bring the ball to the game/you're fans are so lame/please forgive me if I'm not the same"). The finale, "Beautiful", is a wonderful piano based ballad, with synthesized strings, what sounds like a glockenspiel, some lead guitar from Chase – the song has real staying power. For the most part, Buva is an artist who is informed by ‘60s influences of the highest order, with
little need for playing the retro card. Every aspect of this EP is top notch. I anxiously await his next release, as he is tremendously talented.