The Bud Collins Trio make strange and beautiful pop music. They do not fall squarely into a genre, but yet might fit uncomfortably in many. They mix eras and influences that include jazz, progressive rock, electronic music, lounge, and fusion. Comparisons range from XTC, Steely Dan, Pink Floyd, to Robyn Hitchcock, echoes of Brian Wilson, Camper Van Beethoven, the Beatles, Elvis Costello, Elliott Smith, and Todd Rundgren. But the band warn that this is merely speculation and could just be hearsay.
They just played 3 shows at SXSW and have a new EP out “N0 5uch Th1ng”, which hit 109 on the US college charts in April
Check out some free spins at SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/budcollinstrio