King Buffalo

King Buffalo is the trio of vocalist/guitarist Sean McVay, bassist Dan Reynolds, and drummer Scott Donaldson. Since forming in 2013, the self-proclaimed "heavy psych" band has made its name via four full-lengths, four EPs, and tours with Clutch, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, All Them Witches, The Sword, and Elder.

King Buffalo will issue their fifth full-length, Regenerator, on Sept. 2, 2022, as a self-release in North America and through Stickman Records in Europe. Written and recorded by the band with mixing and engineering by 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, Reynolds, and 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.

The band returned to live activity late last year, touring alongside Clutch and more recently a full North American spring tour with Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats. By the time Regenerator arrives, they will have completed a UK and European headlining tour with festival appearances in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Belgium, and Denmark.

Past Shows


Nov
15
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2022
Fine Line
Nov
15
th
2022
Fine Line

King Buffalo

with Howling Giant
Mar
29
th
2022
First Avenue
Mar
29
th
2022
First Avenue

Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats

with King Buffalo
Nov
17
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2021
7th St Entry
Nov
17
th
2021
7th St Entry

King Buffalo

with Transcendental Strangers? and DIIE
Mar
17
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2019
7th St Entry
Mar
17
th
2019
7th St Entry

King Buffalo

with Red Desert and ZIG ZAG WANDERER
Sep
11
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2018
7th St Entry
Sep
11
th
2018
7th St Entry

King Buffalo

with Porno Wolves and Wolf Blood
Nov
17
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2017
Turf Club
Nov
17
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2017
Turf Club

All Them Witches

with King Buffalo

More Shows

Mar
5
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The Fitzgerald Theater

Twin Cities Ballet presents
Pink Floyd’s 'The Wall: A Rock Ballet'

with Momentary Lapse of Floyd
Mar
4
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Twin Cities Ballet presents
Pink Floyd’s 'The Wall: A Rock Ballet'

with Momentary Lapse of Floyd
Mar
3
rd
The Fitzgerald Theater

Twin Cities Ballet presents
Pink Floyd’s 'The Wall: A Rock Ballet'

with Momentary Lapse of Floyd
Apr
26
th
7th St Entry

Tanukichan

with Winter