The eighth album from Buffalo Killers, Alive and Well in Ohio, was recorded at their Howler Hills Farm analog studio on their own terms. Equipped with only the knowledge they had gained over the years, the band crafted this album without rules or pressure.
Created and produced by songwriting brothers Zachary and Andrew Gabbard, the warm, consciously imperfect, and raw sound finds its inspiration in seasons of change, life, longing, love and family. The universal truth that the only constant is change is woven throughout the 12 songs. Read more
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It’s been 10 years since the demise of the revered Cincy-based garage rock band Thee Shams, but out of those ashes rose an even mightier beast – Buffalo Killers. It was then that Zachary Gabbard from the band sent Alive Naturalsound Records’ owner Patrick Boissel a four-track demo, where they were quickly signed for the release of their self-titled 2006 debut album. Andy Gabbard recalls, “We sent Alive a CD with our name and Zach’s phone number on it. No internet involved. Patrick called Zach right as we were about to leave to play our first show.” Zach laughed, “He actually called me on 6/6/06. The CD we sent only had four songs on it; the only ones we had written and recorded. I lied and said we had enough songs for a full album.” Read more
Two of Cincinnati’s finest, Buffalo Killers & Ampline, have teamed-up for a special split single that will be available through the Dayton, KY-based indie label Sofaburn Records. The 7″ vinyl version, featuring Buffalo Killers’ “Turkey Pete Montana Man” and Ampline’s “It Will Evaporate” is currently available to order online here and will be available digitally worldwide on June 2nd.
“Turkey Pete was a real person,” says Buffalo Killers’ Andy Gabbard. “The song is a list of things he did or lied about doing. We heard of him from touring the old Montana Prison. The song wrote itself.” Read more
photo: Scott Beseler
The hook-heavy rock band Buffalo Killers officially announced that the release date of their new record Fireball of Sulk will be 11/24. The group gave their fans an “early bird” special last week, notifying each one by email that the record was available for pre-order. Today, they partner with Relix.com for the official announcement and to premiere the music video for their song “Weird One.”
“‘Fireball of Sulk’ was recorded during the non-ending winter of 2013/14 in Northern Ohio,” says vocalist/bassist Zach Gabbard. “We missed the first day due to an ice storm. Andy and I had written and recorded demos for the boys and listened to them on the way to the studio. It was the first exposure for Joey and Sven. We locked ourselves in the studio for 3 days to rehearse and record and filmed the entire experience.” Read more
After releasing their fifth full-length album Heavy Reverie and touring nationally, the hook-heavy rock band Buffalo Killers made a pit stop in LA to appear on Last Call with Carson Daly. After the interview, they headed out to the second annual Freaks For The Festival where they were direct support for the legendary Chris Robinson Brotherhood. Read more
photo: Scott Beseler
The hook-heavy rock band Buffalo Killers were in LA last month performing at the second annual Freaks For The Festival as well as appearing on shows up and down the California coast. The group was direct support for the legendary Chris Robinson Brotherhood where they played a blistering live set to a full crowd at Joshua Tree. “Pappy and Harriet’s is always a really great time and so far off the grid, that people disengage and finally get their fucking faces out of their phones. You can really get outside your head there and, as the wise Shaman told us, ‘Don’t panic.’,” laughed vocalist Zach Gabbard. Check them out late Wednesday night, June 4th on Last Call with Carson Daly. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more