I know it’s not like King Buffalo have been sitting on their collective ass. The Rochester three-piece released a (gorgeous) split with Sweden’s Lé Betre on STB Records earlier this year (review here), took part in Magnetic Eye Records‘s Electric Ladyland [Redux] tribute to Jimi Hendrix (review here) and even found time to release their original 2013 demo (review here) as a limited flexi 7″, all in 2015. Nonetheless, I remain singularly impatient for the arrival of their debut full-length.
As of their most recent update on the subject — or at very least the most recent one I could find, which was August — they had most of the thing done, five of seven songs or some such, and were working toward finishing the rest. Could very well be that the record is done and that their upcoming tour next month, which they’ve dubbed the “Orion Tour 2015,” is named because Orion will be the title of the album. Do I know that? Nope. Maybe they just drew constellations out of a hat, or maybe it’s because Orion’s belt has three stars and there are three of them. Could be anything. I’m glad to see they’re busy, but make no mistake, it’s the album I’m waiting for.
In the interim, I was saying to The Patient Mrs. just the other day that I wanted to get back up to Portland, Maine, sometime soon. Maybe a King Buffalo show is just the occasion. Still wouldn’t be as far as I drove last time I saw them.
Tour is fast approaching friends. We are gonna be playing with a lot of awesome bands. Check out kingbuffalo.com for full details and buy some merch so we have some gas money for the van. See ya soon.
10/16 Stroundsburg, PA – The Living Room w/ King Dead
11/6 Kingston, NY – The Anchor w/ Geezer
11/7 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Ballroom w/ Outsideinside
11/11 Pittsburgh, PA – Gooskis
11/12 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups w/ Mount Carmel
11/13 Nashville, TN – The Crying Wolf
11/14 Atlanta, GA – Bar 529
11/15 Winston-Salem, NC – The Garage
11/16 Raleigh, NC – Slim’s Downtown w/ Pinkish Black
11/17 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter w/ Book of Wyrms
11/18 Philadelphia, PA – Ortilebs Lounge w/ Bonfires and Meddlesome Meddlesome Meddlesome Bells
11/19 Newport, RI – The Parlor
11/20 Revere, MA – Sammy’s Patio
11/21 Portland, ME – Geno’s Rock Club
12/12 Rochester, NY – Bug Jar w/ All Them Witches and New Madrid
Dan Reynolds – Bass & Lights
Scott Donaldson – Drums & Backing Vocals
Sean McVay – Guitar & Lead Vocals