In 2004, Buckley moved out west to the city of Los Angeles. Upon arriving, he immediately joined the experimental rock band Pedestrian. Their work together can be heard on the album "Ghostly Life". At the same time, he also began touring with the actress Minnie Driver for her "Pocket" tour. During those years, Brendan continued his work both in the studio and live with Shakira, Popvert, and the Spam Allstars, while also producing records for Fulano (*grammy-nominated), Volumen Cero, and The Kind.