KING BUFFALO - Everywhere is Avalon

28. August 2022

KING BUFFALO - Überall ist Avalon

With "Regenerator" the psychedelic stoner band King Buffalo from Rochester in New York State concludes their Lockdown trilogy. "'The Burden Of Restlessness', the first part, was very dark and bleak. We didn't want to do anything like that again," explains singer and guitarist Sean McVay in an interview on the sidelines of the Herzberg Festival. Very relaxed and tidy, the frontman of the trio seems, although he has not yet created a setlist a few hours before the show. "We probably won't play anything from 'Regenerator' yet," he merely announces, "but a little bit of everything before that." To that end, he's happy to talk about his band's latest work, "It's different than anything we've recorded before. It's faster, upbeat, we used different sounds. We didn't want it to sound like a typical stoner album, we wanted it to sound rockier. It also wasn't meant to be as strictly produced through and not as loud.

The psychedelic stoner KING BUFFALO use the pandemic in a very creative way

05. July 2021

Die Psychedelic Stoner KING BUFFALO nutzen die Pandemie höchst kreativ

The covid pandemic has thrown most bands' plans into disarray, but few acts have used the inability to tour as creatively as King Buffalo, who have three albums coming out in 2021. Of course, this wasn't planned, as singer/guitarist Sean McVay explains, "I don't think we would have been able to tackle three albums if it wasn't for the pandemic. We would have spent a considerable amount of time on the road if everything had gone according to plan, and not been able to spend as much time writing."

The first of the three albums, "The Burden Of Restlessness", sounds typically like the psychedelic stoner sound of the Americans, but the lyrics seem more thoughtful and personal than in the past. "I've been struggling with my mental health for quite a while. There were some difficult family situations that came to light. Coupled with the circumstances of the pandemic and an increasingly frightening social and political environment, I got myself into a hell of a situation ..."

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Top albums

1. Lord Montague - The Cave
2. Les Tigres du Futur - Illusions Sonores Vol. 2
3. King Buffalo - Orion
4. Lasse Reinstroem - Maza Wakan
5. The Resonance Association - Return From...
Top tracks

1. Heron Oblivion - Funeral Funk 49
2. Indica - Slow Burner
3. Space Slavery - Space Vision
4. Snowy Dunes - Atlantis, part I
5. Heavy Cosmic Kinetic - Hypercosmonautica

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