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Alpharetta, Georgia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018

Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
Established on Jan, 2018
Band Alternative Psychedelic




"Buice - The Walrus EP"

Buice is an Atlanta indie band consisting of Hayden Locke (bass/vocals/production), Russell Houk (guitar/vocals) and Ian Valdés (drums). The band formed in June 2018 and recorded a demo called The Walrus EP.

The demo is really lo-fi even for this type of raw garage/indie rock but the band can definitely bring the goods. Things get going with “The Gods Must Hate Me” which consists of heavy ’70s style rocking with these breaks in between where one of the guys goes into a spoken word section. It worked well enough and the talking is kept to a minimum.

The band mellows out somewhat with “Overdose.” The verse is bubbly and a little bit jazzy sounding. I liked the syncopated bass part. The intensity revs up a bit as the song progresses and proves to be a pretty catchy song. The band burst into surf rock with “Walrus.” It’s one of the highlights and sounded like a song that could have been in Pulp Fiction. The chorus is heavy and felt a little more grunge inspired.

“Grow Up” features exaggerated vocals which are somewhere between speaking and singing. You can feel the momentum building as it progresses. Once you get to around the three-minute mark the vocalist is screaming and you get a pretty epic sounding guitar solo.

“Break Me” is a light, funky and breeze song which again features a mix of spoken word and traditional singing. They close with “Thirteen” which embraces a ’50s pop aesthetic and style.

​The band is in their embryonic stage but has a lot going for them. Getting a proper studio at some point and refining their style a bit more should be on their to do list. I’m looking forward to where they go from here. - Divide and Conquer Jamie Funk


Songs are in order of Release, if a song hasn't been released, it is chronologically put in where it was written.

The Gods Must Hate Me (Single) - October 9th, 2018

Overdose (Single) - October 17th, 2018

The Walrus EP (EP): October 20th, 2018 Contains: 

                The Gods Must Hate Me - 2:19
                Overdose - 3:18
                Walrus - 2:28
                Grow Up - 4:19
                Break Me - 2:45
                Thirteen - 2:31

Dinosaur: To be Released (Scheduled for summer of 2020)

Corndog: To be Released (only played live)

Jungle Beat: To be Released (only played live)

Laser Beam (Demo): December 10th, 2018

Astronaut (Single): January 27th, 2019

Little Dudes (EP): February 27th, 2019 Contains:

                Laserbeam - 2:41
                Astronaut - 9:04
                House on the Hill - 2:48
                Little Dudes - 12:10

Tell Me Who You Are (Bandcamp Exclusive Demo): March 14th, 2019

Goby Brothers: To be Released (only played live)

Take a Plane: To be Released (only played live)

7 Pages (Single): December 28, 2019

New Album (Name To Be Announced) Expected Release is Mid Summer 2020

Act 3: To be Released (only played live)

Act 4: To be Released (only played live)

Act 2: To be Released

Act 1: To be Released  




Buice is a psychedelic indie rock band based in Alpharetta, Georgia that was formed in late June by members Hayden Locke and Russell Houk. They released their fist EP "The Walrus EP" in late October of 2018 with a new drummer Ian Valdes. After a few months of gigs at small record shops and house parties, they made the choice to compete in a battle of the bands in Woodstock. Here the band placed second, and moved on to the finals in mid January. By February 27th, 2019, the band released their second EP "Little Dudes" this was the most definitive sound the band wanted to offer at the time. The band is always evolving its songs and loves to experiment with new sounds and styles.

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