Dave Buker & The Historians is a band based out of Columbus, Ohio. Members include Dave Buker (vocals, acoustic/guitar, acoustic/electric piano, harmonica), Joe Spurlock (drums, percussion, guitar, vocals), Paul Valdiviez (acoustic/electric piano, organ, vocals, synthesizer, guitar, melodica), Leanna Stansell (vocals, percussion, melodica) and Tim Jennings (bass). For Every Heartbreak is their second studio release.
Additional musicians on the new album include Adam Bidwell (trumpet), Tom Regouski (alto/tenor sax, Clarinet, oboe), Chase Potter (Violin) and Jay Alton (vocals, guitar).
For Every Heartbreak is an extremely enjoyable record, played with lively instrumentation and pleasant vocal harmonies. I would describe the music somewhere in between indie-rock and indie-pop, like Death Cab for Cutie meets Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Every time the music teeters along the boundaries of your standard indie fare it satisfyingly withdraws and goes in multiple directions, keeping things fresh and interesting.
The album makes full use of its guest contributors. The addition of horns really take the songs to new heights. Charming, graceful, engaging and utterly accessible, Dave Buker & The Historians’ For Every Heartbreak is a release definitely worth checking out. Standouts include “River Bank”, “Scared”, “Patterns Don’t Change”, “Whose Side Are You On” and “For Every Heartbreak”.