"PSYCHEDELIC... MEDITATIVE... SPIRITUAL"
"KING BUFFALO HAVE MASTERED THEIR CRAFT, REPEATER HAS SHOWN US THIS MUCH."
'A MYSTICAL AND ALMOST RELIGIOUS JOURNEY"
"ADDICTIVE MELODIES AND SUPERNATURAL RIFFS!"
"SUPERB... VIBRANT... TANTRIC"
"TUNES ARE MELLOW, MEDITATIVE, GROOVY, AND BEST OF ALL, HEADY"
"PHENOMENAL... THIS ALBUM IS... SONIC WONDERMENT"
"SOMEWHERE BETWEEN PSYCHEDELIC, FUZZ ROCK AND SHOEGAZE KING BUFFALO CLAIM THEIR SONIC TURF" - Nick DiSalvo of Elder
"THE BAND WEAVE THEIR SPELL OF FUZZED UP PSYCHEDELIC HYMNS DEDICATED TO THE WORSHIP OF MIND ALTERING MUSIC."
"MEDITATIVE, HYPNOTIC AND PSYCHEDELIC"
"A NEW LEVEL OF CRAFTSMANSHIP"
"The closing track "Drinking from the River Rising," the longest track, deserves an extra listen. It's bluesy and heartfelt, a track that shows off the band's talents while also looking back, somewhat, to American roots music. This is a solid release from a talented band."
"King Buffalo have created within the grooves of their debut album "Orion" a music that deserves a wider audience than the stoner/psych and doom underground niche thay currently inhabit whether this will happen is hard to say but if they continue to produce music this good, this exciting and vital then who knows what the future holds."
"Only days after announcing an alliance with Tone Deaf Touring and about a week and a half removed from their appearance at The Obelisk All-Dayer at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, Rochester, New York, heavy psych pastoralists King Buffalo have hooked up with Stickman Records. The respected purveyor — home to Motorpsycho, Elder,Spidergawd and others — also recently snagged Papir from the ether and may just be at the start of a round of roster expansion. Their choices in with whom to work remain selective and deeply admirable."
"King Buffalo are one of the year’s best surprises, a drifty yet hard rocking psych band breaking out wider after three initial years now that more and more people are immersing themselves in new album Orion.
Listening to Orion is like being behind the controls in a lucid dream, navigating the soundtrack of your subconscious as it unfolds before you through blue and purple clouds, empty cities, hopes and regrets or the odd desert or two. It stirs our gypsy soul enough that we had to check in with Scott Donaldson and discuss the highly enjoyable record."
"King Buffalo have clearly stepped up their game with their latest release entitled Orion. They have now entered Rotation 11 Editor’s Pick territory through their ability to tighten up the songwriting and deliver 45 minutes of calming textures and original landscapes. The band displays patience in their ability to let the songs breathe into a dark and entertaining journey."
It’s really simple. If you love All Them Witches, you’ll love King Buffalo. That’s not even just my imagination; they’ve already found each other and shared the stage on multiple occasions. It’s hard to pinpoint what exactly makes them sound so alike though. King Buffalo sound a lot more grungy and they don’t mine the blues as much as their Nashville blood brothers. And yet something unmistakingly links them together. A certain haziness in the vocals, that sense of timelessness as if they were timewarped here directly from the smoky ‘70’s, but without any retro-rehashing going on. What is there not to love about this?
"It emerges in fuzzy swaths of sound, reverberates in wiry guitars, and echoes in the weathered vocal range of Sean McVay. And while these traits emerge throughout the album, they are are fully captured when King Buffalo crank up the pace to a beast-like gallop on the album-closing epic “Drinking from the River Rising.”
"Orion delivers a psychedelic-punch that few modern day rock bands can deliver... and that my friends it what sets them apart. Soaring higher, Orion's sub-structure of songs melds and fuses with one another building into an euphoric frenzy that complete the record. Subsequent listens only allow the listener to realize the immense growth King Buffalo have achieved throughout these recent years. Not only is it apparent throughout Orion, but even more so during a live set."