Austin, TX dark rock / post-Americana band Lord Buffalo will release its new LP, ‘Tohu Wa Bohu’, on March 27 via Blues Funeral Recordings. Recorded in Lockhart, TX with producer Danny Reisch (Chelsea Wolfe, Okkervil River) and mastered by Dave Shirk (Mastodon, Sun Ra), the album is the follow-up to the folk-psych group’s 2017 self-titled full length, an opus hailed as “widescreen Panavision, as sweeping and pretty as it is harshly powerful” by The Big Takeover.
A taste of what ‘Tohu Wa Bohu’ holds in store can be heard now as Lord Buffalo streams the new song “Halle Berry”; hear it now at this location. Watch the band perform the track live via NPR Live Sessions at this location.
An unsettling ride through open plains and melancholic Midwestern imagery, Lord Buffalo’s ‘Tohu Wa Bohu’ is thick with a captivating, restless intensity and brooding heaviness of the soul. The band’s songs explore experimental, psychedelic instrumentation driven by ghostly, ambient tracks of metallic guitars, thundering drums, eerie violin strings, windswept arrangements, canyon echos and the emotive, melancholic voice of front man Daniel Jesse Pruitt. With its haunting trance and spacious soundscapes, the record plays across multiple genres, taking cues equally from Morricone and Badalementi as well as Sabbath and Swans. The word Tohu-wa-bohu can be translated as both a void/emptiness and chaos/disorder, each paring more than apt descriptors of Lord Buffalo’s powerful, ominous sound. The group tackles the fears of looming end times not with analysis and commentary but by an embrace of the feeling of oblivion in all its incomprehensible majesty.
Lord Buffalo will perform live in support of ‘Tohu Wa Bohu’ including an appearance at this year’s Psycho Las Vegas festival in August. The band will hold an Austin record release show on March 6 at The Lost Well (see more here).
Lord Buffalo tour dates:
March 6 Austin, TX The Lost Well
March 11 El Paso, TX Rockhouse
March 12 Bisbee, AZ The Quarry Bisbee
March 13 Tempe, AZ Yucca taproom
March 14 Los Angeles, CA 5 Star Bar
March 15 Spring Valley, CA Bancroft
March 17 Salt Lake City, UT Loading Dock
March 18 Denver, CO Cervantes
March 19 Albuquerque, NM Sister Bar
March 21 Arlington, TX Division Brewing
March 30 Austin, TX Waterloo Records (in-store performance)
August 14-16 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino (as part of Psycho Las Vegas Festival w/ Danzig, The Flaming Lips, Blue Öyster Cult, etc.)