The White Buffalo Premieres "Robbery"

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The White Buffalo is slated to release his new album, Darkest Darks, Darkest Lights, on October 6 via Unison Music Group/Thirty Tigers. Today, presents the exclusive premiere of one of the album's singles, the evocative "Robbery."

"'Robbery,' is like a short film about two maniacs robbing a liquor store and the chaos that ensues," said Jake Smith—the singer/songwriter behind The White Buffalo—of the song.

Darkest Darks, Darkest Lights—Smith's sixth album under The White Buffalo name—is his most expansive effort yet, showing Smith dabbling in new sounds and ideas.

"I normally have a very simple, almost primitive approach to guitar," Smith said. "In writing this album I tried to elevate and expand into riffs and stabs that I was previously blind to. I exclusively played a Taylor 710e on every song.“

You can check out "Robbery" below, and preorder Darkest Darks, Darkest Lightshere.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.