New Album Heavy Reverie from Buffalo Killers Now Available on iTunes

BUFFALO KILLERS: left to right – Zachary Gabbard, Sven Kahns, Andrew Gabbard, Joseph Sebaali (photo: Scott Beseler)
(Cincinnati, OH) – The fifth album from hook-heavy rock band Buffalo Killers is now available on iTunes. Heavy Reverie was released via Sun Pedal Recording and is the group’s most straight forward rock album yet.

“This is our most produced album,” says vocalist/guitarist Andy Gabbard. “It is super clean, super catchy, and it is also our most heavy record. We’ve never made a record like this before, and we never will again. We really want to try and experiment and do different things. We’d never tried to make a super clean, straight to the point record, and that’s what Heavy Reverie is for sure. The attitude was just to make a kick ass fucking record that could totally be played on the radio.”

Sun Pedal Recordings still has some of the limited edition Heavy Reverie bundles available via their online store. Packages include vinyl test pressings, hand drawn artwork, a T-shirt, and more. Purchase a bundle and get an immediate download of the new album here.

Tour Dates
May 16 : Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone

May 17 : Oklahoma City, OK @ Bricktown Music Hall

May 19 : Scottsdale, AZ @ The Western

May 20 : San Diego, CA @ The Casbah w/ Howlin Rain

May 21 : Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation room w/ Howlin Rain

May 23 : Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/ Howlin Rain

May 24 : Pioneertown, CA @ Freaks for the Festival

May 25 : San Francisco, CA @ the Chapel w/ Howlin Rain

May 28 : Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

May 29 : Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

May 30 : Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep

May 31 : Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar

June 27 : Bayport, MN @ Bayport BBQ

June 28 : Chicago,IL @ Double Door
July 12 : Cleveland, OH @ Gotta Groove Records
 

Buffalo Killers Stream New Album on Classic Rock Magazine

New Album Heavy Reverie out May 13th
BUFFALO KILLERS: left to right – Zachary Gabbard, Sven Kahns, Andrew Gabbard, Joseph Sebaali (photo: Scott Beseler)
(Cincinnati, OH) – Heavy Reverie is out on May 13. It was recorded in Cleveland with producer Jim Wirt, and is the follow-up to last year’s Ohio Grass EP. The album takes the monster riffing of bands like Mountain and Blue Cheer and tempers the volume with melodic hooks that could have been written by Alex Chilton’s Big Star.

Bass guitarist and vocalist Zachary Gabbard says, “Making Heavy Reverie was a new experience for us. We recorded in Cleveland at Crushtone Studios on THE Neve Console that recorded Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” demos.

“Some of the songs that I wrote for this album came to me so effortlessly that I sat on them. I felt like they came too easy, but as Andy and I starting sharing songs for the record, those songs rose to the top of the list.

“We rehearsed for this album on my farm. We really like an organic sound and I’m sure a lot of that comes from creating in the country. We are surrounded by the trees, the birds, the frogs, the flowers… our families. We build all of our albums on those things. On our experiences – past and present.

“Like all of our previous efforts, we recorded the album live. This one happened to be the fastest – totally completed in 5 days. Also, with the addition of Sven, Andy was able to record all the guitar solos live. The only overdubs were on vocals. We worked with producer Jim Wirt who let us do our own thing, but really pushed us to get good takes. For all of our other efforts, we only answered to ourselves, so it was nice to have someone who would push us to the next level.”

Sun Pedal Recordings still has some of the limited edition Heavy Reverie bundles available via their online store. Packages include vinyl test pressings, hand drawn artwork, a T-shirt, and more. Purchase a bundle and get an immediate download of the new album here.

Tour Dates
May 16 : Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone

May 17 : Oklahoma City, OK @ Bricktown Music Hall

May 19 : Scottsdale, AZ @ The Western

May 20 : San Diego, CA @ The Casbah w/ Howlin Rain

May 21 : Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation room w/ Howlin Rain

May 23 : Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/ Howlin Rain

May 24 : Pioneertown, CA @ Freaks for the Festival

May 25 : San Francisco, CA @ the Chapel w/ Howlin Rain

May 28 : Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

May 29 : Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

May 30 : Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep

May 31 : Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar

June 27 : Bayport, MN @ Bayport BBQ

June 28 : Chicago,IL @ Double Door
July 12 : Cleveland, OH @ Gotta Groove Records
 

Buffalo Killers Premiere New Song on Guitar World

New Album Heavy Reverie out May 13th
BUFFALO KILLERS: left to right – Zachary Gabbard, Sven Kahns, Andrew Gabbard, Joseph Sebaali (photo: Scott Beseler)
(Cincinnati, OH) – The full-throttle rock album Heavy Reverie from Buffalo Killers will be out on May 13th via Sun Pedal Recordings. Today, the band teamed up with Guitar World to give you an advanced listen of their song “Who You Are?” from the upcoming release. Click here to give it a listen.

The song and album were produced/engineered by Jim Wirt (Incubus, Fiona Apple, Hoobastank).

Buffalo Killers also announced some new tour dates in preparation for the album’s release. One such date includes a stop at the second annual “Freaks For The Festival” where they will be direct support for the Chris Robinson Brotherhood (ft. Chris Robinson and Adam MacDougall from The Black Crowes).

Sun Pedal Recordings still has some of the limited edition Heavy Reverie bundles available via their online store. Packages include vinyl test pressings, hand drawn artwork, a T-shirt, and more. Purchase a bundle and get an immediate download of the new album here.
Tour Dates
April 25 : Dayton, OH @ Christ Episcopal Church
w/ Church Choir : Dayton Music Fest

April 26 : Detroit MI @ Corktown Tavern

May 16 : Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone

May 17 : Oklahoma City, OK @ Bricktown Music Hall

May 19 : Scottsdale, AZ @ The Western

May 20 : San Diego, CA @ The Casbah w/ Howlin Rain

May 21 : Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation room w/ Howlin Rain

May 23 : Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/ Howlin Rain

May 24 : Pioneertown, CA @ Freaks for the Festival

May 25 : San Francisco, CA @ the Chapel w/ Howlin Rain

May 28 : Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

May 29 : Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

May 30 : Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep

May 31 : Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar

June 27 : Bayport, MN @ Bayport BBQ

June 28 : Chicago,IL @ Double Door

July 12 : Cleveland, OH @ Gotta Groove Records

Buffalo Killers Stream New Song on SoundCloud

(Cincinnati, OH) – The hook-heavy rock band Buffalo Killers is streaming a new song from their upcoming record Heavy Reverie (available 5/13). The song is called “Dig On In” and can be heard on the Sun Pedal Recordings SoundCloud page.

Dig On In is a fantastic tune, reminding of 60s/70s hard rock like Cream or Black Sabbath,” says music critic Andrija Babovic.

Buffalo Killers also announced some new tour dates in preparation for the album’s release. One such date includes a stop at the second annual “Freaks For The Festival” where they will be direct support for the Chris Robinson Brotherhood.

Sun Pedal Recordings still has some of the limited edition Heavy Reverie bundles available via their online store. Packages include vinyl test pressings, hand drawn artwork, a T-shirt, and more. Purchase a bundle and get an immediate download of the new album here.

“There’s something in the water in Ohio, and Buffalo Killers have sucked it down and are ready to share it far and wide.” Hittin’ The Note
Tour Dates
April 25 : Dayton, OH @ Christ Episcopal Church
w/ Church Choir : Dayton Music Fest

April 26 : Detroit MI @ Corktown Tavern

May 16 : Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone

May 17 : Oklahoma City, OK @ Bricktown Music Hall

May 19 : Scottsdale, AZ @ The Western

May 20 : San Diego, CA @ The Casbah w/ Howlin Rain

May 21 : Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation room w/ Howlin Rain

May 23 : Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/ Howlin Rain

May 24 : Pioneertown, CA @ Freaks for the Festival

May 25 : San Francisco, CA @ the Chapel w/ Howlin Rain

May 28 : Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

May 29 : Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

May 30 : Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep

May 31 : Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar

June 27 : Bayport, MN @ Bayport BBQ

June 28 : Chicago,IL @ Double Door
SEE WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT THE BUFFALO KILLERS
“I have been into those guys for a long time. Back when they were in Thee Shams I brought them on the road with The Black Keys. I didn’t hear anything from them for a while after Thee Shams disbanded until the next thing I know the Buffalo Killers first record is coming out. I bought a copy of it and was stunned, like ‘Holy shit.’ They transformed from a good garage rock band to light years ahead of what they were doing in terms of songwriting, arrangement and harmonies.” – Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys
 
“One of the best (expletive) rock ‘n’ roll bands in the world.” – Chris Robinson from The Black Crowes
 
“Heavy on the heavy and with plenty of hooks” – High Times
 
“Buffalo Killers are back with Heavy Reverie, and they’re going for the throat with a record that should situate the band for full throttle rock stardom. They’ve brought along a new label (Sun Pedal Recordings – Warner Music Group), a new producer (the legendary Jim Wirt), and hell, they even mixed it on the Neve console that gave birth to Michael Jackson’s Thriller demos.” – Tony Conley / Rock Guitar Daily
“There’s something in the water in Ohio, and Buffalo Killers have sucked it down and are ready to share it far and wide” Hittin’ The Note
 
 
“The Cincinnati group keeps evolving into something bigger and with their last several releases they have established themselves as an act to follow.” – The Fire Note
“They’re Chris Robinson-endorsed and definitely have that rootsy sway of The Black Crowes at their finest – but there’s a stomp and a stamp that Buffalo Killers have produced that is all their own.” – Off The Tracks
“Buffalo Killers take aim at garage, swamp blues, ’60s psych, Canyon harmonies and Southern roots and land their prey every time.” – Nigel Williamson / UNCUT

“Golden nostalgic bliss…Cincinnati’s incredible Buffalo Killers will show you exactly where Kings of Leon went wrong.” – Chris Deville / THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

“Not many bands have mined a late hippie-era approach with more satisfying results.” – Mark Deming / ALL MUSIC

“Big riffs rule, and at no time more than the ’70s did they dominate the airwaves. Cincinnati’s Buffalo Killers evoke the blurry Polaroid sounds of those years, grooving like Foghat one minute, recalling the melodic gold of Badfinger another, and utterly, unironically rocking like ZZ Top. There’s nothing quite as simple and effective as a “’power trio.’ The three were members of the dearly departed garage rock outfit Thee Shams, but Buffalo Killers isn’t three chord frat rock at all. The songs are thick and greasy, and listening to the trio live, you can see why they’ve made fans of The Black Keys and The Black Crows.” – Jason Woodbury / PHOENIX NEW TIMES

“Buffalo Killers definitely have a cool Joe Walsh/James Gang influence in their sound. I dig ‘em.” – Alice Cooper / NIGHTS WITH ALICE COOPER

“Cincinnati trio Buffalo Killers find that drawing from ‘60s and ‘70s rock icons continues to provide fresh ideas filled with a tunefulness and musical vocabulary that is indebted to rock’s golden era with a refreshing vibrancy.” – Kyle Melton / DAYTON CITY PAPER

Buffalo Killers Release New Song and Announce New Tour Dates.

(Cincinnati, OH) – The new album from Cincinnati rock ‘n’ roll group Buffalo Killers is called Heavy Reverie and will be released on May 13th. Today, the band is giving fans an early sneak peak with the first single “Poisonberry Tide.”

Poisonberry Tide busts out sounding like a hard rock R.E.M,” says music critic Tony Conely. “Peter Buck always wanted to make a real hard rock record with Dayton’s own Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices), and I gotta think it may have sounded much like this. Killer riffing and a lovely melody that floats over the top like a dream  The Gabbard brothers’ trademark harmonies come in on the pop radio ready choruses, and it’s time to take the top down and accelerate. I don’t know what’s on the radio these days, but this sure as hell should be.”

Buffalo Killers also announced some new tour dates in preparation for the album’s release. One such date includes a stop at the second annual “Freaks For The Festival” where they will be direct support for the Chris Robinson Brotherhood.

Sun Pedal Recordings still has some of the limited edition Heavy Reverie bundles available via their online store. Packages include vinyl test pressings, hand drawn artwork, a T-shirt, and more. Purchase a bundle and get an immediate download of the new album here.

Tour Dates
April 11 : Indy, IN @ DO317 Lounge
April 12 : Cincinnati, OH @ Motr Pub
April 18 : Athens, OH @ The Union
April 19 : Akron, OH @ Musica
April 25 : Dayton, OH @ Christ Episcopal Church
April 26 : Detroit MI @ Corktown Tavern
May 16 : Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
May 17 : Oklahoma City, OK @ Bricktown Music Hall
May 19 : Scottsdale, AZ @ The Western
May 20 : San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
May 21 : Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation room
May 23 : Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
May 24 : Pioneertown, CA @ Freaks for the Festival
May 25 : San Francisco, CA @ the Chapel
June 27 : Bayport, MN @ Bayport BBQ
June 28 : Chicago,IL @ Double Door

Buffalo Killers Launch Pre-Orders and New Song

(Cincinnati, OH) –  The hook-heavy, homegrown rock ‘n’ roll band Buffalo Killers have teamed up with music discovery site The Music Ninja to launch the pre-orders of their new album Heavy Reverie. Along with the pre-orders, they are premiering a new song called “Don’t Cry to Me.” The track is only available as part of the bundle offers via Sun Pedal Recordings.
SEE WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT THE BUFFALO KILLERS

“I have been into those guys for a long time. Back when they were in Thee Shams I brought them on the road with The Black Keys. I didn’t hear anything from them for a while after Thee Shams disbanded until the next thing I know the Buffalo Killers first record is coming out. I bought a copy of it and was stunned, like ‘Holy shit.’ They transformed from a good garage rock band to light years ahead of what they were doing in terms of songwriting, arrangement and harmonies.” – Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys

“One of the best (expletive) rock ‘n’ roll bands in the world.” – Chris Robinson from The Black Crowes

“Heavy on the heavy and with plenty of hooks” – High Times

 

“Buffalo Killers are back with Heavy Reverie, and they’re going for the throat with a record that should situate the band for full throttle rock stardom. They’ve brought along a new label (Sun Pedal Recordings – Warner Music Group), a new producer (the legendary Jim Wirt), and hell, they even mixed it on the Neve console that gave birth to Michael Jackson’s Thriller demos.” – Tony Conley / Rock Guitar Daily

“There’s something in the water in Ohio, and Buffalo Killers have sucked it down and are ready to share it far and wide” Hittin’ The Note
 
 
“The Cincinnati group keeps evolving into something bigger and with their last several releases they have established themselves as an act to follow.” – The Fire Note
“They’re Chris Robinson-endorsed and definitely have that rootsy sway of The Black Crowes at their finest – but there’s a stomp and a stamp that Buffalo Killers have produced that is all their own.” – Off The Tracks

“Buffalo Killers take aim at garage, swamp blues, ’60s psych, Canyon harmonies and Southern roots and land their prey every time.” – Nigel Williamson / UNCUT

“Golden nostalgic bliss…Cincinnati’s incredible Buffalo Killers will show you exactly where Kings of Leon went wrong.” – Chris Deville / THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

“Not many bands have mined a late hippie-era approach with more satisfying results.” – Mark Deming / ALL MUSIC

“Big riffs rule, and at no time more than the ’70s did they dominate the airwaves. Cincinnati’s Buffalo Killers evoke the blurry Polaroid sounds of those years, grooving like Foghat one minute, recalling the melodic gold of Badfinger another, and utterly, unironically rocking like ZZ Top. There’s nothing quite as simple and effective as a “’power trio.’ The three were members of the dearly departed garage rock outfit Thee Shams, but Buffalo Killers isn’t three chord frat rock at all. The songs are thick and greasy, and listening to the trio live, you can see why they’ve made fans of The Black Keys and The Black Crows.” – Jason Woodbury / PHOENIX NEW TIMES

“Buffalo Killers definitely have a cool Joe Walsh/James Gang influence in their sound. I dig ‘em.” – Alice Cooper / NIGHTS WITH ALICE COOPER

“Cincinnati trio Buffalo Killers find that drawing from ‘60s and ‘70s rock icons continues to provide fresh ideas filled with a tunefulness and musical vocabulary that is indebted to rock’s golden era with a refreshing vibrancy.” – Kyle Melton / DAYTON CITY PAPER

Buffalo Killers Will Perform at SXSW 2014

Buffalo Killers are a  hook-heavy homegrown rock ‘n’ roll band from Ohio, lead by songwriting brothers Zachary and Andrew Gabbard. The band has drawn the attention of big names such as Chris Robinson, who invited them to open a string of dates for The Black Crowes, and Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys, who produced their sophomore effort “Let It Ride,” to name a few.
On their fifth full-length album Heavy Reverie, The group worked with platinum producer Jim Wirt who is known for his work with Incubus, Fiona Apple, and many others. The record will be officially released on May 13th through Sun Pedal Recordings (distributed by Warner/ADA).
So if you plan to attend this year’s SXSW, come see the band at their select appearances below and find out why Chris Robinson said they’re “one of the best (expletive) rock ‘n’ roll bands in the world.” and find out why Dan Auerbach was “stunned” when he heard their first album.
SXSW Day Party @ Botticelli’s – 3/14 – Austin, TX – 6PM
SXSW New Frontier Touring Showcase @ Holy Mountain – 3/15 – Austin, TX – 12AM
Uncle Doug’s Chili Dog Fest V @ The Side Bar – 3/16 – Austin, TX – 6:15PM
SEE WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT THE BUFFALO KILLERS
“Heavy on the heavy and with plenty of hooks” – High Times
“There’s something in the water in Ohio, and Buffalo Killers have sucked it down and are ready to share it far and wide” Hittin’ The Note
 
 
“The Cincinnati group keeps evolving into something bigger and with their last several releases they have established themselves as an act to follow.” – The Fire Note
“They’re Chris Robinson-endorsed and definitely have that rootsy sway of The Black Crowes at their finest – but there’s a stomp and a stamp that Buffalo Killers have produced that is all their own.” – Off The Tracks

“Buffalo Killers take aim at garage, swamp blues, ’60s psych, Canyon harmonies and Southern roots and land their prey every time.” – Nigel Williamson / UNCUT

“Golden nostalgic bliss…Cincinnati’s incredible Buffalo Killers will show you exactly where Kings of Leon went wrong.” – Chris Deville / THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

“Not many bands have mined a late hippie-era approach with more satisfying results.” – Mark Deming / ALL MUSIC

“Big riffs rule, and at no time more than the ’70s did they dominate the airwaves. Cincinnati’s Buffalo Killers evoke the blurry Polaroid sounds of those years, grooving like Foghat one minute, recalling the melodic gold of Badfinger another, and utterly, unironically rocking like ZZ Top. There’s nothing quite as simple and effective as a “’power trio.’ The three were members of the dearly departed garage rock outfit Thee Shams, but Buffalo Killers isn’t three chord frat rock at all. The songs are thick and greasy, and listening to the trio live, you can see why they’ve made fans of The Black Keys and The Black Crows.” – Jason Woodbury / PHOENIX NEW TIMES

“Buffalo Killers definitely have a cool Joe Walsh/James Gang influence in their sound. I dig ‘em.” – Alice Cooper / NIGHTS WITH ALICE COOPER

“Cincinnati trio Buffalo Killers find that drawing from ‘60s and ‘70s rock icons continues to provide fresh ideas filled with a tunefulness and musical vocabulary that is indebted to rock’s golden era with a refreshing vibrancy.” – Kyle Melton / DAYTON CITY PAPER