Monday, June 20, 2016


King Buffalo, the Rochester three-piece whose brief discography, a 2013 three-song EP titled Demo and a 2015 split 12” with Le Betre, self-release their debut album, Orion, on Aug. 5.

The title track from the eight-song release is streaming now via The Obelisk ( with pre-orders available via: ( In a review of Demo, The Obelisk said “the airy guitars leading the charge of an organic vibe that recalls some of the heavy psych of recent King Buffalo tourmates All Them Witches, a light rural touch and Neil Young influence in the vocals on the open verses leading to a jammy march that’s immediately and viciously engaging, becoming only more so when the quiet break swaggers into a stop and subsequent full-tone fuzz riffing.”  Hometown alt-weekly, Rochester City Newspaper, said of the band, “Deliciously fuzzed out and psychedelic in all its mid-tempo grind and glory, King Buffalo takes the sludgy dirge of stoner rock and opens it up to a thunderous and very dynamic trot."

Orion is the culmination of months of crafting, recording and mixing in our practice / recording space in Rochester, New York,” drummer Scott Donaldson explained. “We’ve developed a sound that feels familiar, but is dynamic and unrelenting.  As musicians we’ve learned to embrace the hills and valleys of each piece and try to complement it. To finally have these songs available and cut to wax is very exciting. It's the best stuff we've ever done, and we can’t wait for people to hear it.”

King Buffalo is Scott Donaldson (drums/vocals), Sean McVay (guitar/lead vocals) and Dan Reynolds (bass). 

Orion track list:
1. Orion
2. Monolith
3. Sleeps On a Vine
4. Kerosene
5. Down From Sky
6. Goliath
7. Orion Subsiding
8. Drinking From the River Rising

King Buffalo tour dates:

May 26  Toronto, ON  Bovine Sex Club
June 4  Rochester, NY  Bug Jar
June 15  Columbus, OH  Carabar
June 16  Nashville, TN  Foobar
June 17  Memphis, TN  Murphys
June 18  Tulsa, OK  Freak Tulsa 2016
June 19  San Antonio, TX  The Mix
June 20  Austin, TX  The Grand
June 21  Mobile, AL  The Blind Mule
June 23  Cincinnati, OH  Urban Artifact
June 24  Pittsburgh, PA  Brillobox
June 25  Frederick, MD  Guido’s Speakeasy
July 15  Utica, NY  The Dev
July 16  Volney, NY  The Barn
July 22  Cleveland, OH  The Grog Shop *
July 23  Buffalo, NY  Tralf Music Hall *
July 26  Pittsburgh, PA  Club Café *
August 4  Burlington, VT  Monkey Bar
August 5  Albany, NY  The Low Beat
August 6  Syracuse, NY  Otro Cinco
August 10  Cleveland, OH  The Happy Dog
August 11  Nashville, TN  Foobar
August 12  Athens, GA  Caledonia Lounge
August 13  Winston Salem, NC  The Garage
August 16  Raleigh, NC  Slims
August 17  Richmond, VA  Strange Mater
August 20  Brooklyn, NY  The Obelisk All-Dayger

* - w/All Them Witches

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