KING BUFFALO Releases New Album, “Regenerator”, Out Now! North American Tour Starts Next Week!
Rochester, New York-based trio King Buffalo is celebrating their fifth full-length, Regenerator, issued by the band directly in North America at http://kingbuffalo.bigcartel.com, and in Europe via Stickman Records.
The seven-song outing is the third in King Buffalo’s stated ‘pandemic trilogy,’ following Two of 2021’s Best Albums in The Burden of Restlessness and Acheron.
Both of those albums – like 2018’s Longing to Be the Mountain, 2016’s debut, Orion, and the various EPs and other offerings they’ve made over the last eight years – made bold declarations about who King Buffalo are as a band, and Regenerator is no different. As McVay, bassist/synthesist Dan Reynolds and drummer Scott Donaldson continue to explore the outer reaches of modern psychedelic songcraft, melding progressive rhythms, drifting atmospheres and accompanying surges of electricity, the new collection only further establishes them as one of the brightest lights shining in underground rock today.
As the third of three, Regenerator seems inherently to tie together the two LPs most immediately before it, and as King Buffalo unfold the leadoff title-track across nine and half minutes, it becomes clear just how truly they have marked out their own sonic presence. The later melodic highlight “Mammoth” – with McVay’s most confident vocal yet – shimmers with hope that somehow doesn’t come across as desperate, and as “Hours” engages classic space rock and the closing “Firmament” summarizes the first, second and third series installments, the final chapter of this trilogy becomes the essential cornerstone of King Buffalo’s work to-date.
Regenerator was written by King Buffalo in Rochester, NY at the Main Street Armory in 2021. Produced, engineered and mixed by Sean McVay, and mastered by Bernie Matthews. The artwork was created by Mike Del Rosario, with the album layout by Scott Donaldson.
The band returned to live activity late last year, touring alongside Clutch and more recently a full North American spring tour with Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats. By the time Regenerator arrives, they will have completed a UK and European headlining tour with festival appearances in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Belgium and Denmark, while they are currently gearing up again for an extensive US tour kicking off next week!
Tickets for all dates at kingbuffalo.com
2022 North America Tour Dates
9/8 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
9/9 Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom
9/10 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
9/16 Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
9/17 Cincinnati, OH @ Madison Live
9/18 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
9/20 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
9/22 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
9/23 Austin, TX @ Antones
9/24 Houston, TX @ White Oak
9/25 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
9/27 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
9/28 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
9/29 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
9/30 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
10/1 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/13 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
10/14 Ottawa, ON @ Club SAW
10/15 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
10/25 Bloomington, IL @ Nightshop
10/26 Kansas City, MO @ Recordbar
10/28 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
10/29 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
10/31 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
11/1 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram
11/2 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
11/4 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
11/5 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw
11/7 Portland, OR @ Douglas Fir Lounge
11/8 Boise, ID @ The Olympic
11/9 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
11/11 Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
11/12 Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
11/14 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown Front Room
11/15 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
11/16 Madison, WI @ High Noon
11/17 Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
11/18 Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
11/19 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache
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King Buffalo is:
Sean McVay – Guitar, Vocals, & Synth
Dan Reynolds – Bass & Synth
Scott Donaldson – Drums