3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Dubbed “one of New York’s most exciting new bands” by DIY Magazine, The Muckers formed in the city of Tehran, Iran before landing in NYC in the summer of 2017, where they’ve forged a reputation for an exhilarating live show, supporting the likes of Delicate Steve, Broncho, Shannon and The Clams & Jacuzzi Boys. Last November, they released a 3-track effort boasting unapologetic funk-laden disco grooves tied together with early-aughts-MTV-era guitar licks, featured on KEXP's Music That Matters, and lauded “a record that shimmers with fire and possibility” in a recent Rolling Stone profile retracing the band’s formation, “a story of sacrifice, conviction and persistence against huge odds,” which frontman Emir Mohseni also recounted in details via Billboard.
Buddie is a 4-piece band from Philadelphia that writes fuzzy, poppy, punk rock songs about life as a young adult, environmentalism, and trying to be a good person.
The idea for the project was conceived in 2015 when frontperson, Daniel Forrest, stopped playing drums with Philly locals, TWIIN, and redirected his energy into writing music. In early 2016, Buddie’s first configuration rushed to create a demo album before Dan left to work as a conservation biologist in Bioko, a small island in Equatorial Guinea, Central Africa.
Upon returning to Philadelphia, Dan played and recorded songs with friends for several months before formally recording an EP and finding Brian, Danielle and David to fill out the permanent lineup.
Buddie released their debut EP in January of 2019, and are in the process of making their second record.