Mail-order CatalogueSelected Artists Buffalo Killers


Dug up from the BUFFALO KILLERS’ personal vaults and carefully remastered, this startling collection of rare and previously unreleased material showcases the brilliance of the Ohio trio, and reminds us why they’ve been the favorite band of artists such as The Black Crowes and The Black Keys. Among the stellar material included here are covers of T-Model Ford, Rocking Horse, The Nerves, The Staple Singers and Eddie Hinton.

“Buffalo Killers’ sound harks back to the late 60s/early 70s when rock bands such as CSN&Y, The Band, Poco and The Rolling Stones were beginning to tinge their rock with a touch of country, but also holds its own melodically against the cream of current college rockers.” – Duncan Fletcher

Despite its disparate origins, the songs hold together remarkably well. The cohesive melodies, flush with their surging rhythms, synched guitars and anthemic refrains, provide each offering with the resilience and resolve Buffalo Killers typically ingrain in each effort.

If “Stay Tuff” was meant to reflect Buffalo Killer’s drive and durability, suffice it to say it succeeds in more than name alone. As far as the overall scope of the band’s catalog is concerned, it might easily be considered an essential collection. – Lee Zimmerman / THE ALTERNATE ROOT

Whether or not you are new to Buffalo Killers, this is, without a doubt, the best starting point for anyone introducing themselves to the band and their multi-release discography. After this one, no one will have to encourage you to seek out the remainder of their iconic musical catalog. It is a vinyl record release only; however, it is presented in a fantastic translucent purple smoke variant ... what a cool bonus. – Tone Scott / GOLDMINE

Cincinnati-based power trio Buffalo Killers have been laying down rootsy Americana rock since 2006. Their latest album is the THC-inspired Ohio Grass. (…) I would advise having some weed rolled and ready to achieve the full Ohio Grass experience. It will also aid in preparing the mind for the hypnotic reggae vibes of "Golden Eagle." – CELEBSTONER

Cincinnati’s Buffalo Killers are an intriguing band. They sound like everyone at once, from the Rolling Stones, Black Crowes, and Mountain to White Album-era Beatles by turns, with tons of tasty electric guitars and three-part harmonies galore. Ohio Grass is a case in point. Originally released on green vinyl as a six-song EP in the spring of 2013 and then expanded with an additional studio track and three live tracks for release on black vinyl and CD at the end of the summer, it shows a band whose members seem to be able to do anything they choose. It’s tempting to call them a power trio, and they are, a bit like Cream or the James Gang sometimes, but they’re also capable of a Beatlesque power pop sound, too, and track after track here surprises, each sounding somehow old and familiar while also sounding fresh and new. The opener, "Baptized," sounds like Alice in Chains channeling Black Sabbath, while "Nothing Can Bring Me Down" sounds like a great lost Big Star track, and the original EP’s closer, "Some Other Kind," actually sounds like a Beatles White Album outtake. The bonus studio cut, "Good Feeling," is pure power pop, and everything here has a wonderfully loose crunch to it, rough and ragged and yet tight as a drum, too. – Steve Leggett / AMG

This collection of atmospheric psychedelia is laced with the swamp blues of the Killers’ first three outings, coupled with a mature, melodic folk nuance sure to have you reaching for your lava lamp. (…) Brilliantly sequenced, organically produced, and genuinely executed, Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. cements Buffalo Killers’ reputation for ’70s-infused tunes in a postmodern package and plants the seeds for growth on new musical horizons. – INNOCENT WORDS

Buffalo Killers have long hair, beards and a wonderful new tune "Hey Girl" that harkens back to ’60s psychedelia, CSNY hooks and lava-lamp love. Even though the song possesses a delightfully flowery vibe, "Hey Girl" packs a delicious punch that’s filled with more than your average acid tablets. The Cincinnati band’s new single has a hell of a lot of heart. – SPINNER

On Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. the band has made an album that sounds like it came out 40 years ago but for one big difference: it’s concise. The longest song is 4:44, and most are around the three minute mark. Opener “Get It” (which made me holler “Oh, Shit!” the first time I listened to it) could’ve been twice as long and would still be worth every second. Despite writing heavy riffs that can turn mountains into volcanoes, they don’t pummel you the way most power trios tend to (we’re looking at you Mountain, Blue Cheer, Gov’t Mule). Songs like “Blood on Your Hands” and “I Am Always Here” show a gift for creating memorable, hooky songs that recall the best of Steven Stills (dude was a beast before the coke took hold, seriously), only louder. – PERFORMER

Steeped in ’70s classic rock, their terrific new album Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. features harmonies clearly culled from their past. – Working-Class Heroes / CLEVESCENE

A terrific, and very welcome, record. – WYMA

The album features the band’s raucous blues-rock sound, which harkens back to the classic rock era. “Get It,” a rollicking number complete with twangy electric guitar solos, is loud and wild and will likely make you crave a beer. Preferably from a dive bar in the South. – RCRD LBL

Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, Buffalo Killers have been trading their swampy, smoky sound for several years now. Having their last release produced by Black Key Dan Auerbach did them no harm and they’ve collaborated with Black Crowe Chris Robinson and Kelly Deal from The Breeders in the recent past. New album, – Dig. Sow. Love. Grow., sees them expand on their Southern Rock/Haight Ashbury slow burn. – LOUDER THAN WAR

The boys rediscovered the volume knobs on their equipment when recording Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. Yup, this James Gangsian number was intended to be played only one way, and that’s loud. – MOKB

Buffalo Killers sound just as American as their name. Brothers Zachary and Andrew Gabbard, plus Joseph Sebaali, bring the full-force blues rock. “Get It,” off Dig. Sow. Love. Grow., is gritty, loud and will no doubt beg the comparison to a handful of contemporary blues-rock bands like former tourmates the Black Keys and the North Mississippi Allstars. – MAGNET

[5 OUT OF 5 STARS] Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. sees the band absolutely stampeding back to their raucous rock sound, but it also goes the extra step by showcasing both the majestic side of the Buffalo Killers, while managing to convey the overwhelming and unbridled power of the group. The band, which features brothers Zachary (bass and vocals) and Andrew (guitar and vocals) Gabbard, as well as drumming monster Joseph Sebaali, most certainly draws influence from a wide catalog of rock and roll’s elite. But Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. isn’t just another retro-sounding album that mimics bands of yesteryear. It’s a raw, real and commanding sound forged from grit that is as wide and expansive as the western plains, and is as mighty as it’s namesake. Simply put, it’s f**king awesome. – MARQUEE

From the first ringing chord and cymbal crash, Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. is a freshly fueled two-ton truck, hauling a fertile stash of sounds that incorporate the Allman Brothers’ dual-guitar slither and Joe Walsh’s knowing snarl. ‘Course, since these sounds were born, more or less, in the ‘70s, Buffalo Killers have the ability to make anyone who digs those sounds feel as comfy as we did during Dazed and Confused’s first scene. – Mary Leary / SAN DIEGO READER

Once again the trio draws on a blend of Americana, garage rock, folk and psychedelia for this recording. – RELIX

The Killers’ style has been compared to The Band, Traffic and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. You can hear those influences on the new record. – CLASSIC ROCK

Buffalo Killers have outdone themselves on this, their third long player. Building upon the quieter moments found on the Cincinnati trio’s previous outing, Let It Ride, the boys have found freedom in the laid-back country-rock grooves familiar to those of us who get their kicks listening to Neil Young and Crazy Horse. – Happening Magazine/SHINDIG!

Buffalo Killers’ sound harks back to the late 60′s/early 70′s when rock bands such as CSN&Y, The Band, Poco and The Rolling Stones were beginning to tinge their rock with a touch of country, but also holds its own melodically against the cream of current college rockers. Best exemplified on anthemic album opener and previous single Huma Bird, (which seems to be on permanent rotation in my head), and the stop/start rhythm of Everyone Knows It But You. – Duncan Fletcher / SUBBA CULTCHA


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