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We Hunt Buffalo take guitar and synth sounds, seep them in a copious amount of fuzz, creating songs with hard-hitting stoner grooves and psychedelic overtones. It's a culmination of years playing music together in a small Vancouver, BC suburb.
Their debut EP was released in 2010 and introduced a new band that in the words of the Georgia Straight, were "dedicated to tracking down and capturing the dying breed of rock and roll". With a buzz around them in Vancouver, they crossed paths with Tanis Gibbons, an apprentice to Colin Steward at 'The Hive' recording studio. 2011 would see them cut a full length LP with Tanis, working through the nights at the Burnaby studio. The finished product was a re-working of the songs on their EP as well as some new tunes. This album lead to the band's first vinyl release. Discorder Magazine expressed "the trio definitely bring their own individuality to the sound, in a genre that can get fairly muddy" and "with bands like WHB around, it seems rock'n'roll is just fine". Fuelled by more local acclaim, the band continued to play regularly around Vancouver, seeing a growing fan base with every show.
In 2012 they decided to enter in 99.3 The Fox's annual SEEDS competition. Discouraged at first that their brand of rock wouldn't fit on Vancouver radio, the band was floored when they had learned they were winners in the competition, placing top 3 amongst 400 entries. This lead to a spot at The Commodore Ballroom, supporting Monster Truck. The Commodore appearances didn't stop there. They would go on to share it's stage with Chevelle, Matt Mays, Danko Jones and two nights with Steel Panther over New Years. Their song 'The Search' started gaining airplay in Western Canada and sparked multiple tours of the region where they would play with the Pack A.D and Nightseeker (Fubar's Deaner).
In 2013 they headed to Toronto for Canadian Music Week. Multiple days at the conference sitting through seminars, panels and taking in countless shows, opened their eyes to the Canadian music industry. They collectively decided to continue on the path of making heavy music. This is apparent as an even more thunderous sound emanates from their newest songs.
We Hunt Buffalo continue to strive to play dirty, grimy rock and roll. They are currently prepping an upcoming EP, set for release this Oct. Exclaim! magazine has an on-line preview of the title track 'Blood From a Stone'. They describe it as "a fuzz-bomb riff that would make Tom Morello proud…Indeed this is a headbanger's paradise." The band plans to expand their regional touring in the months to come. Stay tuned for their EP release and look for them on tour this fall.
If you like it heavy, you'll like We Hunt Buffalo.