KING BUFFALO – ” The Burden of Restlessness “

Posted: April 2, 2021 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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King Buffalo is a psychedelic trio in the classic format, whose expansive and thunderous music is a powerful concoction of heavy psych, blues, and stoner rock. Texturally rich and oozing with psychedelic goodness, yet honed and driving in the next blink of an eye. Their efforts coupled with their impressive live show, quickly gained them an international audience. 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 4 EPs, 2 Full-lengths, and tours with the likes of The Sword, All Them Witches, and Elder.

The widely-hailed progressive heavy rock trio King Buffalo’s third full-length record, The Burden of Restlessness, will be released on June 4th, 2021. 

“King Buffalo has always had a penchant for weaving deep grooves and heady atmospheres into tightly composed songs, and these qualities are very much present on TBOR.”

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Self-recorded in late 2020 and early 2021 by guitarist/vocalist Sean McVay, bassist Dan Reynolds and drummer Scott Donaldson, “The Burden of Restlessness” continues to push King Buffalo’s progressive aspects forward into new avenues of melody and exploration.

At the same time, it is not mistitled. There are deep undercurrents of frustration and even an aggressive pulse that coincide with the spaciousness for which the band has been so widely lauded since their 2016 debut, Orion. Guitarist/vocalist Sean McVay drops what’s bound to become one of the record’s signature lyrics in opener “Burning” when he declares, “Another year lost in the wasteland,” and more succinct summaries of cancelled plans and rescheduled, lost or damaged lives are hard to come by.

“The Burden of Restlessness” was written over the course of what most would consider a pretty stark and stressful time period. The end result is our darkest, most aggressive, and most intimate work to date. We are extremely proud of what this record became.” – Sean McVay

Releases June 4th, 2021

King Buffalo – The Burden of Restlessness
Written and recorded by King Buffalo in Rochester, NY at the Main Street Armory in December of 2020 & January of 2021

Image of The Burden of Restlessness Test Press

 

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