Review: King Buffalo - Orion

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This week FDTC writer Adam Holtzapfel had a chance to check out the debut album Orion from King Buffalo.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The trio from Rochester, NY cosnisting of Scott Donaldson on drums/vocals, Sean McVay on guitar/lead vocals, and Dan Reynolds on bass just finished their tour with All Them Witches and are self releasing the album Orion on August 5th. 
 
 
Clocking in at just over 45 minutes with the longest track be the 10 minute long Drinking from the River Rising and the shortest being Down From the Sky, Orion delivers eight tracks of spaced out tunes full of instrumental jams and stoner rock vocals with fuzzed out guitars. With an organic sound similar to All Them Witches, this is sure to be a straight forward psychrock album that will please any fan of the genre.
 
 
 
 
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The stand out tracks for me are Orion, Monolith, and Down From the Sky. If you’re a fan of classic rock, stoner rock, psychrock then this album will fit nicely on your shelf.
 
 
Drummer Scott Donaldson on Orion “Orion is the culmination of months of crafting, recording and mixing in our practice / recording space in Rochester, New York”. “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.”
 
 
 
Tour Dates for King Buffalo are
 
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 18  Baltimore, MD  The Depot
August 19  Philadelphia, PA  Kung Fu Necktie
August 20  Brooklyn, NY  The Obelisk All-Dayger
 
 

 

 

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