We Hunt Buffalo Premiere “Back to the River” from Fuzzorama Records Debut

We Hunt Buffalo

Recently announced as the latest addition to the roster of Fuzzorama Records, the imprint helmed by Swedish riffmasters Truckfighters, Vancouver trio We Hunt Buffalo are set to make their debut on the label on Sept. 25 with an as-yet-untitled sophomore full-length. What will be the follow-up to their 2012 self-titled first LP and 2013’s Blood from a Stone EP will see release after a round of shows this month heralding its arrival alongside Cancer Bats in Canada, with the promise of more tour dates to come, and while it’s still early and September’s a ways off yet, I’m happy to be able to host the premiere of the new song “Back to the River” today for streaming to coincide the the announcement of the tour.

British Columbia has a history of big riffs and We Hunt Buffalo — the three-piece of guitarist/vocalist Ryan Forsythe, bassist/vocalist Brendan Simpson and drummer Brandon Carter — position themselves well to join those ranks with “Back to the River,” which was recorded by Jesse Gander, whose work with Bison rings through some of the impact of these grooves. “Back to the River” brims with largesse and hooks enough to leave little mystery as to what might’ve caught Truckfighters‘ attention. As a sampling of where their songwriting is at for their second record, “Back to the River” makes a weighty introduction, with a rhythmic thud and melodic swell in the second half in the well-matched vocals from Forsythe and Simpson that leads the way into a strikingly heavy apex near the end that serves as a payoff that, by most standards, is paying off a payoff.

If you can dig that math — and if you can nod your head in time to a riff, you can — you’ll find We Hunt Buffalo‘s “Back to the River” on the player below, followed by bio info for more background. Again, the title and the artwork for the new album have yet to be revealed, but the tracklisting has, and that’s down there as well, along with the aforementioned Western Canadian dates, which kick off June 17.


We Hunt Buffalo’s debut EP was released in 2010 and with a buzz around them in Vancouver, they crossed paths with Tanis Gibbons, apprentice to Colin Steward at ‘The Hive’ recording studio. 2011 would see them cut a full length LP with Tanis, working through the nights at the Burnaby studio.

In 2013 they released an EP, entitled “Blood From a Stone”. It was recorded at Nimbus School of Recording Arts by Alex ‘Condor’ Aligizakis. They have shared stages with Monster Trucks, Red Fang, Chevelle, Matt Mays, Danko Jones, Steel Panther and Living Colour. Multiple tours of the region followed where they played with the Pack A.D, Electric Six and Nightseeker (Fubar’s Deaner).

Currently, the band has a new record in the bag, recorded by Jesse Gander (Bison, Japandroids, Anciients) at Raincity Recorders. It’s a full length album that promises to be their most dynamic record to date. They have just announced Western Canadian spring dates supporting Cancer Bats. Look for them not only in Canada, but the rest of the world, in the years to come.

1. Ragnarök
2. Back to the river
3. Prairie Oyster
4. Hold on
5. Comatose
6. Fear
7. The barrens
8. Looking glass
9. Walk again

We Hunt Buffalo on tour with Cancer Bats
Jun 17 Elk & Oarsman Banff, Canada
Jun 19 The Park Theatre Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Jun 20 Rock Bottom Saskatoon, Canada
Jun 21 Intl Beer Haus & Stage Red Deer, Canada
Jun 24 Flashbacks Kelowna, Canada
Jun 25 Garibaldi Lift Co. Whistler, Canada

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One Response to “We Hunt Buffalo Premiere “Back to the River” from Fuzzorama Records Debut”

  1. paul guest says:

    I like .

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