“Love Song #3”

“Heart Attack”

“Am I Still A Child”

“52 Card Pickup


“Life Goes On”




The White Buffalo’s acclaimed new album Year of the Dark Horse is available worldwide via Snakefarm, HERE. Recorded at Neon Cross studio in Nashville with producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Brothers Osbourne, Fidlar)-the 10-track album was and has debuted to critical praise across the globe.

The White Buffalo has premiered videos for the following songs off the new album, “Love Song #3”, “Heart Attack”, and “Am I Still A Child.”, “52 Card Pickup”, “Donna”, “Life Goes On”. The clips directed by C Pete Macomber and Gene Sung, comprises Act III “Summer into Fall” and Act IV “Fall into Winter” which is part of–The White Buffalo: Year of the Dark Horse–a companion art film based on the new album. The new videos follow the previously released Act I “Winter into Spring” which includes the videos “Not Today,” “Winter Act 2,” and “Kingdom For A Fool,” as well as Act II “Spring into Summer”  with “Love Will Never Come/Spring’s Song”, “C’mon Come Up Come Out”, and “She Don’t Know That I Lie”.

 “The visual companion to Act III of Year of the Dark Horse is finally upon us, spanning songs 7-9, ‘Love Song #3,’ ‘Heart Attack,’ and ‘Am I Still a Child’,” says Jake Smith, aka The White Buffalo. “Directed by Pete Macomber, long time video collaborator (Wish It Was True, How the West was Won, Don’t You Want It, The Getaway, Avalon) with the help of Britton Brzozathe videos were shot in and around Pagosa Springs, CO, and are a visual feast for the heart and senses.”

On February 10, The White Buffalo will begin an east coast trek in Minneapolis, MN (Fri. Feb 10, Varsity Theater), and will then hit Madison, WI (Sat. Feb 11, Majestic Theatre), Chicago, IL (Mon. Feb 13, Chop Shop & 1st Ward), Detroit, MI (Tue. Feb 14, El Club), Cleveland Heights, OH (Wed. Feb 15, Grog Shop), Boston, MA (Fri. Feb 17, Paradis Rock Club), Brooklyn, NY (Sat. Feb. 18, Brooklyn Bowl), Ardmore, PA (Mon. Feb 20, Ardmore Music Hall), and Washington, DC (Tue. Feb 21, Union Stage).


The White Buffalo will open for the legendary Bruce Springsteen in Europe on Sunday, May 21 at Circo Massimo in Rome, Italy, and will perform at Bospop Festival in Weert, the Netherlands on Saturday, July 8. Expect more European dates to be announced soon, see all current tour dates below.


On Year of the Dark Horse, the Emmy-nominated, Oregon-born, and Southern California-bred artist The White Buffalo aka Jake Smith, took the less-traveled path and embarked on a voyage of discovery. Bassist, keyboard player, and guitarist Christopher Hoffee, and drummer Matt Lynott added to the recordings and round out the group on the road.


Year of the Dark Horse which American Songwriter hailed as a “tilt-a-whirl of melting soundscapes,” and a “funhouse of melodies that shapeshift in your ears” is based around the shifting of seasons paralleled with the changes in a relationship. Smith’s evocative storytelling and emotionally weighted songs allow the imagination of the listener to play an important part throughout; the music builds on a tale of debauchery (of the drunken variety) and blame, of love and loss, a life lived against the odds, the whole thing set in one lunar year, following our anti-hero through the highs and lows of the seasons. From highlights “Kingdom For A Fool,” “52 Card Pickup,” and “Donna,” Year of the Dark Horse offers an invigorating and wonderfully unpredictable listen. A collection of 12 musical vignettes individual yet constant in flow, it is The White Buffalo’s most ambitious and well-rounded work to date, with the full scope of Smith’s songwriting craft on view.