Rochester, New York-based trio King Buffalo will issue their fifth full-length “Regenerator” on September 02, 2022, as a self-release in North America and through Stickman Records in Europe. The band unveil the official video for the track “Mammoth,” watch it through the YouTube player below:
Written and recorded by the band with mixing and engineering by guitarist/vocalist Sean McVay and mastering by Bernie Matthews, 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.
Pre-orders are open here: http://kingbuffalo.bigcartel.com
Sean McVay / Guitar, Vocals, & Synth
Dan Reynolds / Bass & Synth
Scott Donaldson / Drums & Percussion