"Lush soundscapes, evocative sonic textures and plenty of head-bobbing groove, Spacey, riffy and bluesy psych rock is punctuated by stoner-like groove... It's hard to believe that any fan of psychedelic, stoner, blues or even doom won't find something to love here. In fact, could just be your new favorite band.
"Hypnotic and proggy... Psych-inflected stoner rock trio King Buffalo have been on the rise... Their sound has been compared to Tool and Pink Floyd."
"Longing to be the Mountain, in its performance and in the writing of the material itself is absolutely on a different plane of achievement. It’s a top-ten kind of album."
"An epic journey... Airy and melodic psychedelic rock that slowly builds to an explosion of fuzz... deserves to be in the discussion when talking about the cream of the crop of riff rock albums released this year."
King Buffalo's sophomore album Longing to Be the Mountain is now streaming in its entirety via Metal Injection, one day ahead of its official release.
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From Rochester, New York, King Buffalo is the trio of vocalist/guitarist Sean McVay, bassist Dan Reynolds, and drummer Scott Donaldson. Since forming in 2013, the self-proclaimed "heavy blues" band has made its name via debut album Orion, follow-up EP Repeater, and tours with the likes of The Sword and All Them Witches.
New album Longing to Be the Mountain was produced by All Them Witches guitarist Ben McLeod. It is an enthralling piece of work built upon haunting vocals, hypnotic grooves, explosive buildups – "a top-ten kind of album," in the words of psych-rock authority The Obelisk.
Catch King Buffalo on tour this fall:
Oct 27 - Montreal, QC @ Montreal Zombie Walk
Nov 1 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
Nov 2 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Nov 3 - Fawn Grove, PA @ South County Brewing Co.
Nov 4 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
Nov 5 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room
Nov 6 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Nov 7 - New Orleans, LA @ Santos Bar
Nov 8 - Houston, TX @ Rudyard’s
Nov 9 - Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
Nov 10 - Fort Worth, TX @ Lola’s Saloon Sixth
Nov 12 - Nashville, TN @ The End
Nov 13 - Indianapolis, IN @ White Rabbit Cabaret
Nov 14 - Louisville, KY @ Jimmy Can’t Dance
Nov 15 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
Nov 16 - Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House
Nov 17 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
Photo by Mike Turzanski
Photo by Mike Turzanski