KING BUFFALO – Rochester, NY.
Psychedelic / Heavy Blues / Stoner Rock.
Formed in September of 2013.
"King Buffalo is a psychedelic trio in the classic format of bass, drums, and guitar, whose expansive and thunderous music is anything but easily definable.
Formed by three long-standing members of the blooming Rochester, NY rock scene, King Buffalo gathered in September of 2013 to start working on a new musical collaboration in a heavy rock vein. Their efforts spawned a demo release and several splits and one-offs which, coupled with their impressive live show, quickly gained them an international audience.
Nearly exactly three years after their formation, King Buffalo shows the world its first long-player creation – a powerful concoction of heavy psych, blues, and stoner rock in stunning cohesion. Orion's flow is surprising giving the relative youth of the band, but King Buffalo seems to be a rare breed capable of fusing loose-knit and spacious pieces into a tightly-focused package. Written during and out of jam sessions, Orion’s nine tracks are texturally rich and oozing with psychedelic goodness, yet honed and driving in the next blink of an eye. Lush, shimmering melodies á la Dead Meadow and free-flowing grooves that recall All Them Witches meet with the full force of fuzzed-out stoner rock riffs, all coinciding organically. impressively, King Buffalo’s focus extends beyond composition and into the technical realm; Orion was recorded entirely by the band in the very same rehearsal room that played host to the songs' creation. After a successful self-release, Stickman Records is proud to present Orion to the world on 180 gram vinyl including CD as well as a standalone CD release." - via Sludgelord
HENDRIX RELEASE - King Buffalo was asked to record “House Burning Down” as part of a Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland Compilation. This release by Magnetic Eye Records, raised over $25,000 dollars on kickstarter and featured a 180-gram Double Gatefold Vinyl LP, A CD Box Set and artwork done by David Paul Seymour. Other bands included on the release were Earthless, All Them Witches, Heavy Eyes, Mothership, Wo Fat, Elder, Mos Generator and many more. The album was released in November of 2015.
STB SPLIT - King Buffalo released their 12″ split with Sweden’s Le Betre on STB Records in February of 2015. The highly anticipated album sold out in days; selling 350 copies on the first day alone. The 2nd pressing pressing which followed months later; sold out in four days.
FLEXI - "Amazing melodies, heavy riffs that massage the brain rather than pummel it. Dextrous playing and above all else... damn good songs! These are the first two tracks from King Buffalo's Demo put on a Clear Flexi 7" Vinyl. These tracks were Remastered for vinyl and sound killer." - Ripple Effect
DEMO - "For a demo recorded over the course of two days, in their practice space, King Buffalo have some finely recorded tunes that put even some professionally recorded material to shame." - The Evil Engineer
Dan Reynolds – Bass & Lights
Scott Donaldson – Drums & Vocals
Sean McVay – Guitar & Lead Vocals
King Buffalo has played with:
Lou Gramm, All Them Witches, Windhand, The Midnight Ghost Train, The Well, Mars Red Sky, Death Alley, Eye, Kings Destroy, Snail, Irata, Funeral Horse, Electric Citizen, Mondo Drag, Slow Season, Aqua Nebula Oscillator, Ponitak, Handsome Jack, Roz and The Rice Cakes, Steve Augeri, Geezer, The Golden Grass, Killer Moon, Iron Butterfly, New Madrid, Pinkish Black, Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor, Heavens Gateway Drugs, Dead Leaf Echo and many more.
King Buffalo recorded on 9.29.16 for genesee live at the University of Rochester.