Buxton's forthcoming album, Half A Native, signals a departure from the rustic sound they have become known
for and adds elements of indie rock, psychedelia, honky-tonk, ambience and
distortion, resulting in their most realized album to date. Having enjoyed
great success regionally in their hometown of Houston and throughout the South,
the five-piece band decided to shake things up for this album and headed to Los
Angeles to work with producer Thom Monahan (Devendra Banhart, Vetiver,
Beachwood Sparks). From the dusty tones of guitar-slinging anthems to lonesome
acoustic affairs that look outward and within, Half A Native is
music for the search for home; the long journey to find somewhere, something,
or someone that makes everything fall into place. Across 11 eclectic tracks
Buxton ventures into vast sonic territories blanketed by singer-songwriter
Sergio Trevino’s heart-clenched voice and melancholic, but optimistic lyrics.
“We take from a lot of different genres and present it in a way that I think is
most honest for us,” Trevino says.