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Austin heavy psych-Americana rockers Lord Buffalo share new track »Cracks In The Vermeer« off upcoming album on Blues Funeral Recordings; summer tour announced!

Austin, Texas based heavy psych/dark folk band Lord Buffalo has unveiled new single »Cracks In The Vermeer« taken from their forthcoming album, »Holus Bolus«, due out on July 12th, 2024 via Blues Funeral Recordings.

01. Holus Bolus
02. Slow Drug
03. Passing Joy
04. Malpaisano
05. I Wait On The Door Slab
06. Cracks In The Vermeer
07. Rowing In Eden

Courtesy of Purple Sage PR:

Austin heavy psychedelic-Americana rockers Lord Buffalo release their new single »Cracks In The Vermeer« today and announce an extensive US tour to present their new album »Holus Bolus«, which comes out on July 12th via Blues Funeral Recordings.

“A magnificent murmuration of mournful mood and murk from the mid-Texan old masters.” Echoes & Dust

“Taps into a sort of gothic Americana sound that traverses a dramatic soundscape that could be a stormy night in the old West. The band seems to revel in slowly building and releasing tension, with moments of sinister rocking that even includes a nod to throat singing.” Glide Magazine

Stream Lord Buffalo’s new single »Cracks In The Vermeer«
+ watch latest videos »Holus Bolus« and »I Wait On The Door Slab«

Lord Buffalo is heavy in the way that ghosts are heavy… in the way that billowing dust is heavy. That is to say, the Austin, TX Psych-Americana band’s music impacts hard, though it seems impossible to touch. Their sound flows through us, it doesn’t invite the Pavlovian response of typical heavy rock music. Perhaps it’s fitting that their new album »Holus Bolus« on Blues Funeral Recordings takes its name from an antiquated term meaning “all at once.” It materializes instantly from the first opening notes, a grey haze drawing listeners in with deft juxtapositions of droning violin, guitars, drums and vocals.

While the quartet wades into the same murky waters as dark emotive brethren Wovenhand, All Them Witches, Chelsea Wolfe, Emma Ruth Rundle, Earth, Echo & The Bunnymen, Nick Cave, the creative interplay of Middle Eastern influences and Western folk Americana takes the record in its own enveloping, meditative direction. Embarking on a sleep-deprived road trance through High Plains iconography, »Holus Bolus« is bleak yet hopeful, a mix that is by now Lord Buffalo’s established custom blend.

»Holus Bolus« was recorded by Danny Reisch and Max Lorenzen at Good Danny’s in Lockhart, TX, mixed by Danny Reisch and mastered by Max Lorenzen. It will be available in vinyl, CD and digital format on July 12th, with preorders available now through Blues Funeral Recordings.

Lord Buffalo US summer tour:
7.11 Austin, TX – The 13th Floor (record release show)
7.19 Tulsa, OK – Mercury Lounge
7.20 OKC, OK – Blue Note
7.24 Phoenix, AZ – Rips Bar
7.26 Imperial, CA – Saltcedar BBQ
7.27 Los Angeles, CA – Redwood Bar
7.28 San Pedro, CA – The Sardine
7.30 Spring Valley, CA – The Bancroft Bar
7.31 Las Vegas, NV – The Usual Place
8.01 Palmdale, CA – Transplants Brewing Co.
8.03 San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill
8.06 Portland, OR – Dante’s
8.07 Yakima, WA – Bearded Monkey
8.08 Boise, ID – Shrine Social Club
8.11 Denver, CO – Skylark Lounge

Lord Buffalo »Holus Bolus« out July 12th on Blues Funeral Recordings (LP/CD/digital):
Preorder on and SPKR shop

Exporting the haunting heavy folk of their 2020 full-length »Tohu Wa Bohu« across North America, Lord Buffalo toured as direct support for Elder in the fall of 2023, and previously for England’s Church of the Cosmic Skull. They’ve performed at Psycho Las Vegas (twice), the inaugural Monolith on the Mesa, Ripplefest Texas and more.

NPR Music described Lord Buffalo as, “known for their atmospheric spin on folk-rock, at times sounding like the Anthology of American Folk Music beamed from outer space.” The Austin Chronicle called »Tohu Wa Bohu«, “a dusky, moody, roots-quaking disc of tension and release,” and PopMatters summarized the music as, “haunting, American Gothic-inspired lyrical poetry, a torch to light our collective way in times of darkness.”

Lord Buffalo is:
Daniel Pruitt – Guitar, Bass, Piano, Vocals, Melodica
Garrett Hellman – Guitar, Sub-bass, Piano, Synths
Patrick Patterson – Violin
Yamal Said – Drums, Percussion

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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