Dana Buoy

Dana Buoy

Dana Buoy’s debut album, Summer Bodies, is a rhythmic and vibrant dedication to the joyous feelings of summer love.

What started as hopeful love notes left on an answering machine in Oregon were later crafted into an album in a bungalow near a jungle lagoon in Thailand. Armed with nothing more than a laptop, an MPC1000, and the enchantment of the paradise found there, the songs began to take shape, mimicking the tropic forms that surrounded them.

The record was completed months later in Brooklyn and was fleshed out almost solely by Buoy with live drumming, guitar, thumb piano, and samples built from omnichords, analog synthesizers and iPad apps. During the recording, Buoy and his engineer weathered an earthquake, followed by Hurricane Irene – neglecting to evacuate and maintaining days of isolation brought on by the tropical storm.

The result is Summer Bodies, the culmination of over a year of songwriting and traveling. A dream pop record combining elements of Afro beats, synth pop, and what Buoy refers to as “Tropicore”. The songs connect the dots between Paul Simon and Drake, providing a sonic spaceship ride from the beach party to the after party.

Dana Buoy has spent the better part of the last decade as the percussionist for Akron/Family. Summer Bodies was released via Lefse Records in May 2012.

Title Album Genre Tools
The Anatomy of Now (Instrumental) Summer Bodies (Instrumental) Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Dana Buoy
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, and Synth
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Driving, Feel-Good, Percussive/Drums, Sentimental, and Spiritual
Scene Descriptions:
Game Day, In Love, Morning After, Road Trip, Sunny Day, and Victory
Subgenres:
Folk-Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Instrumental
BPM:
110
CD/Track #:
Summer Bodies (Instrumental), #12
Release Year:
2012
Track ID:
67442
instrumental 4:12 160k MP3
Call to Be Summer Bodies Alternative, Electronic, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Dana Buoy
Genres:
Alternative, Electronic, and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, and Synth
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Driving, Epic, Feel-Good, Sentimental, and Spiritual
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Game Day, In Love, Road Trip, Sunny Day, Victory, and Victory March
Subgenres:
Indie Rock and Indie-Electronic
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Male
CD/Track #:
Summer Bodies, #2
Release Year:
2012
Track ID:
52513
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Futures Part Summer Bodies Alternative, Electronic, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Dana Buoy
Genres:
Alternative, Electronic, and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, and Synth
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, Morning After, and Wedding
Subgenres:
Indie Rock, Indie-Electronic, and Noise Rock/Experimental
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Male
CD/Track #:
Summer Bodies, #9
Release Year:
2012
Track ID:
52506
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Best Around Summer Bodies Alternative, Electronic, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Dana Buoy
Genres:
Alternative, Electronic, and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, and Synth
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Feel-Good, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, Morning After, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Indie Rock, Indie-Electronic, and Noise Rock/Experimental
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Choral and Male
CD/Track #:
Summer Bodies, #10
Release Year:
2012
Track ID:
52505
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
The Anatomy of Now Summer Bodies Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Dana Buoy
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, and Synth
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Driving, Feel-Good, Percussive/Drums, Sentimental, and Spiritual
Scene Descriptions:
Game Day, In Love, Morning After, Road Trip, Sunny Day, and Victory
Subgenres:
Folk-Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Male
CD/Track #:
Summer Bodies, #1
Release Year:
2012
Track ID:
52514
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Delicate Suitor (Instrumental) Summer Bodies (Instrumental) Alternative, Electronic, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Dana Buoy
Genres:
Alternative, Electronic, and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Flute, Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, Strings, Synth, and Violin
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Feel-Good, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, Morning After, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Indie Rock, Indie-Electronic, and Noise Rock/Experimental
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Instrumental
BPM:
80
CD/Track #:
Summer Bodies (Instrumental), #12
Release Year:
2012
Track ID:
67444
instrumental 5:44 160k MP3
Come My Side (Instrumental) Summer Bodies (Instrumental) Alternative, Electronic, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Dana Buoy
Genres:
Alternative, Electronic, and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, Synth, Violin, and Xylophone
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Feel-Good, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, Victory, and Wedding
Subgenres:
Indie Rock, Indie-Electronic, and Noise Rock/Experimental
Tempo:
Moderate
BPM:
75
CD/Track #:
Summer Bodies (Instrumental), #12
Release Year:
2012
Track ID:
67443
instrumental 5:03 160k MP3
We On the Sea Summer Bodies Alternative, Electronic, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Dana Buoy
Genres:
Alternative, Electronic, and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, and Synth
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Feel-Good, Romantic, Sentimental, and Spiritual
Scene Descriptions:
Film Trailer, In Love, Make-Out, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Indie Rock and Indie-Electronic
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Male
CD/Track #:
Summer Bodies, #11
Release Year:
2012
Track ID:
52504
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Best Around (Instrumental) Summer Bodies (Instrumental) Alternative, Electronic, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Dana Buoy
Genres:
Alternative, Electronic, and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, and Synth
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Feel-Good, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, Morning After, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Indie Rock, Indie-Electronic, and Noise Rock/Experimental
Tempo:
Moderate
BPM:
60
CD/Track #:
Summer Bodies (Instrumental), #10
Release Year:
2012
Track ID:
67448
instrumental 4:13 160k MP3
Satellite Ozone Summer Bodies Alternative, Electronic, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Dana Buoy
Genres:
Alternative, Electronic, and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, and Synth
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, and Morning After
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Male
CD/Track #:
Summer Bodies, #4
Release Year:
2012
Track ID:
52511
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Hand Over Hand Summer Bodies Alternative, Electronic, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Dana Buoy
Genres:
Alternative, Electronic, and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, and Synth
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Feel-Good, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, Morning After, and Wedding
Subgenres:
Folk-Rock and Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Male
CD/Track #:
Summer Bodies, #8
Release Year:
2012
Track ID:
52507
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Call to Be (Instrumental) Summer Bodies (Instrumental) Alternative, Electronic, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Dana Buoy
Genres:
Alternative, Electronic, and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, and Synth
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Driving, Epic, Feel-Good, Sentimental, and Spiritual
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Game Day, In Love, Road Trip, Sunny Day, Victory, and Victory March
Subgenres:
Indie Rock and Indie-Electronic
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Instrumental
BPM:
90
CD/Track #:
Summer Bodies (Instrumental), #2
Release Year:
2012
Track ID:
67330
instrumental 4:00 160k MP3 44.1k AIF
We On the Sea (Instrumental) Summer Bodies (Instrumental) Alternative, Electronic, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Dana Buoy
Genres:
Alternative, Electronic, and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, and Synth
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Feel-Good, Romantic, Sentimental, and Spiritual
Scene Descriptions:
Film Trailer, In Love, Make-Out, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Indie Rock and Indie-Electronic
Tempo:
Moderate
BPM:
90
CD/Track #:
Summer Bodies (Instrumental), #11
Release Year:
2012
Track ID:
67449
instrumental 2:58 160k MP3
Hand Over Hand (Instrumental) Summer Bodies (Instrumental) Alternative, Electronic, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Dana Buoy
Genres:
Alternative, Electronic, and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, and Synth
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Feel-Good, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, Morning After, and Wedding
Subgenres:
Folk-Rock and Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
BPM:
100
CD/Track #:
Summer Bodies (Instrumental), #12
Release Year:
2012
Track ID:
67445
instrumental 5:33 160k MP3
So Lucky Summer Bodies Alternative, Electronic, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Dana Buoy
Genres:
Alternative, Electronic, and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Hand Clapping, Keyboard, Percussion, and Synth
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Epic, Feel-Good, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, and Wedding
Subgenres:
Indie Rock, Indie-Electronic, and Noise Rock/Experimental
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Male
CD/Track #:
Summer Bodies, #3
Release Year:
2012
Track ID:
52512
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Futures Part (Instrumental) Summer Bodies (Instrumental) Alternative, Electronic, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Dana Buoy
Genres:
Alternative, Electronic, and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, and Synth
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, Morning After, and Wedding
Subgenres:
Indie Rock, Indie-Electronic, and Noise Rock/Experimental
Tempo:
Moderate
BPM:
60
CD/Track #:
Summer Bodies (Instrumental), #9
Release Year:
2012
Track ID:
67446
instrumental 3:51 160k MP3
Delicate Suitor Summer Bodies Alternative, Electronic, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Dana Buoy
Genres:
Alternative, Electronic, and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Flute, Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, Strings, Synth, and Violin
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Feel-Good, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, Morning After, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Indie Rock, Indie-Electronic, and Noise Rock/Experimental
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Male
CD/Track #:
Summer Bodies, #7
Release Year:
2012
Track ID:
52508
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Come My Side Summer Bodies Alternative, Electronic, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Dana Buoy
Genres:
Alternative, Electronic, and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, Synth, Violin, and Xylophone
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Feel-Good, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, Victory, and Wedding
Subgenres:
Indie Rock, Indie-Electronic, and Noise Rock/Experimental
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Male
CD/Track #:
Summer Bodies, #5
Release Year:
2012
Track ID:
52510
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
So Lucky (Instrumental) Summer Bodies (Instrumental) Alternative, Electronic, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Dana Buoy
Genres:
Alternative, Electronic, and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Hand Clapping, Keyboard, Percussion, and Synth
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Epic, Feel-Good, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, and Wedding
Subgenres:
Indie Rock, Indie-Electronic, and Noise Rock/Experimental
Tempo:
Moderate
CD/Track #:
Summer Bodies (Instrumental), #12
Release Year:
2012
Track ID:
63931
main mix 1:00 160k MP3 44.1k AIF
Untitled 1 Summer Bodies Alternative, Electronic, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Dana Buoy
Genres:
Alternative, Electronic, and Rock
Instruments:
Keyboard, Saxophone, and Synth
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Driving, Feel-Good, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Game Day, In Love, Morning After, Rainy Day, Victory, and Victory March
Subgenres:
Folk-Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Instrumental
CD/Track #:
Summer Bodies, #6
Release Year:
2012
Track ID:
52509
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Satellite Ozone (Instrumental) Summer Bodies (Instrumental) Alternative, Electronic, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Dana Buoy
Genres:
Alternative, Electronic, and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, and Synth
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, and Morning After
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Instrumental
BPM:
125
CD/Track #:
Summer Bodies (Instrumental), #12
Release Year:
2012
Track ID:
67441
instrumental 4:39 160k MP3
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