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      October 20, 2017

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    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.

    The album, conceptually, is inspired by the desire to create something homegrown and real. Pull up the faders and you can hear the guys singing, stomping, clapping and bleeding into each other’s mics… on their own time, in their own space. They captured the melodies as they emerged.

    The songs on Alive and Well in Ohio are Buffalo Killers’ most truthful yet.

    Alive and Well in Ohio will be available on limited edition vinyl, CD, digital and streaming formats October 20th via Alive Naturalsound Records.

    BUFFALO KILLERS: clockwise from top left – Zachary Gabbard, Joseph Sebaali, Andrew Gabbard, Sven Kahns (photos: Erin Gabbard)

    1 Death Magic Cookie
    2 What A Waste
    3 Parachute
    4 Eastern Tiger
    5 Need A Changin
    6 Evil Thoughts
    7 Outta This Hotel
    8 Rad Day
    9 Applehead Creek
    10 Stuck Inside The Realm Of Man
    11 On Out
    12 Black Halo



    Tony Bonyata
    Pavement PR
    e: tony[AT]pavementpr.com


    “One of the best fucking rock ‘n’ roll bands in the world”Chris Robinson

    “Heavy on the heavy and with plenty of hooks”High Times

    Buffalo Killers hailing from Ohio deliver hook heavy homegrown rock ‘n’ roll. Lead by songwriting brothers Zachary and Andy Gabbard, the band has drawn the attention of the likes of Chris Robinson, who invited them to open a string of dates for The Black Crowes and Dan Auerbach, who produced their sophomore effort Let It Ride, to name a few.

    The boys are coming off a prolific five years of released albums: The critically acclaimed 3 (2011), Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. (2012), Ohio Grass (2013) and producing Heavy Reverie (2014) and Fireball of Sulk (2014) along side Jim Wirt. The Gabbard Brothers also jumped into new territories with Zachary producing Handsome Jack’s Do What Comes Naturally and Andy recording his debut solo album Fluff both released on Alive Naturalsound Records.

    The band is currently holed-up in the country at their Howler Hills Farm’s analog studio working on their latest effort, slated for release on Alive Naturalsound Records in 2017.

    Rolling Stone describes their sound as “…muscular power-pop with hints of psychedelia and stoner-rock…”

    There’s a different world out there that awaits you. Buffalo Killers are bringing that world to you.






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    • "...muscular power-pop with hints of psychedelia and stoner-rock..." - ROLLING STONE
    • "Heavy on the heavy and with plenty of hooks" - HIGH TIMES
    • “Buffalo Killers aren’t the only band today with little apparent interest in music made after 1975. But they are one of the best. On the Cincinnati, Ohio, group’s fourth album, their Crazy Horse/Big Star/Badfinger base is built upon with hazy-hippie sing-along melodies, a live vibe dripping with highway miles, and an understanding of classic songwriting and arrangement approaches that would make John Fogerty smile.” - Adam Budofsky / MODERN DRUMMER
    • "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
    • “Buffalo Killers yield their finest, most honest effort to date with their fourth full-length release, Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. Brilliantly sequenced, organically produced, and genuinely executed, it cements Buffalo Killers’ reputation for ’70s-infused tunes in a postmodern package and plants the seeds for growth on new musical horizons.” - John Castino / INNOCENT WORDS MAGAZINE
    • “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
    • 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
    • “The band hits noticeably harder this time out, and these ten songs sound less like the work of a bunch of Laurel Canyon refugees and more like the proud Midwesterners they really are. [Their last album] 3 sounded as if the Buffalo Killers were reaching for something bigger and grander than they'd attempted on their first two albums; Dig. Sow. Love. Grow., on the other hand, is a simpler and more organic effort that suggests these guys just want to rock, but it succeeds well enough to be as satisfying as its predecessor.” – Mark Deming / ALL MUSIC
    • “Ohio band waves their freak-flag high while keeping things concise. 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, only louder.” – Warren McQuiston / PERFOMER MAGAZINE
    • “After six years and four albums Buffalo Killers are approaching the peak of their powers.” - Jeff Napier / NUVO WEEKLY
    • “Buffalo Killers are simply one of the best bands to come out of Cincinnati ever.” – ULTRA SESSIONS
    • “Buffalo Killers continue to traffic in rock anthems heavily infused with influences from the late 1960s and early ’70s. There are snatches of psychedelic rock, riff-rock flourishes and plenty of extended guitar solos, which are all buoyed by the Gabbard brothers’ gloriously laconic vocals and indelible melodies.” – Donald Thrasher / DAYTON DAILY NEWS
    • "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." – MY OLD KENTUCKY BLOG
    • "Once again the trio draws on a blend of Americana, garage rock, folk and psychedelia for this recording." – RELIX
    • “With their latest album, Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. (out August 7 on Alive Records), brothers Andy and Zachary Gabbard and Joseph Sebaali return with a no-frills production that sounds instantly familiar and is infused with a depth and honesty conspicuously absent on many modern releases.” - Kyle Melton / DAYTON CITY PAPER
    • “The Gabbard brothers continue their odyssey through the guitar rock of the early ‘70s on their latest LP Dig.Sow.Love.Grow. As the band matures it’s arguably become more comfortable with the harmony-driven folk rock side of its personality, rather than the boogie, but Buffalo Killers deliver reliable pleasures either way.” – Michael Toland / THE BIG TAKEOVER
    • “Buffalo Killers grew up on Cincinnati chili, but somewhere along the line, the swamplands of New Orleans burrowed into the DNA of this Ohio threesome.” - ILLINOIS ENTERTAINER
    • “Buffalo Killers’ Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. Is filled with sweet ass ’70s style psych rock from a couple former members of Thee Shams. It ‘s their 4th full length album and I’m thinking it might just be their best.” - CFEX RADIO: CALGARY
    • “Steeped in '70s classic rock, Buffalo Killers' terrific new album Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. features harmonies clearly culled from their past. You can trace the Neil Young influence on their albums going all the way back to their debut. But that influence is even more prominent on Dig. Sow. Love. Grow, which sounds like the classic rowdy albums Young recorded with Crazy Horse in the '70s” - Jeff Niesel / CLEVELAND SCENE
    • [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." - Brian Johnson / MARQUEE MAGAZINE
    • “Buffalo Killers are simply and refreshingly a return to what rock music is.” – INSIDER LOUISVILLE
    • "This is rough and tumble, dirty south, throwback blues rock done right." - ALAN CROSS: A JOURNAL OF MUSICAL THING
    • “Compared to the fairly muted 3, its predecessor, Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. sports more Mountain Dew good times: riff-riding sing-alongs and high-flying choruses (those harmonies are just excellent) that sound swell while tubing down the Hocking River with a case of cheap suds in tow. The hardest of all the rockers present is opener "Get It." Another standout is "Graffiti Eggplant," anchored as it is by a Dead-like guitar lick that seesaws all about.” - Justin Farrar / RHAPSODY
    • “Whether it's chemically, electrically or organically produced -- or induced for that matter -- the heavy rock of Buffalo Killers' Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. packs a wallop.” - Roy Kasten / KDHX RADIO
    • “This is a great album if you love the sounds of the sixties, Led Zep, The Black Keys, The White Stripes, Sabbath, The Raspberries, Moby Grape…Fuck it, it’s just a great album period.” – BERKELEY PLACE
    • “Buffalo Killers’ recently released fourth album Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. sounds like Harvest would have had Neil Young decided to record said record with an electric band.” - HARMONIC DISTORTION
    • “For my money, the best rock band to emerge in the 21st century thus far.” – THE RECORD CHANGER
    • "This is a band that plays guitar based rock & roll with a heavy heap of vocal harmonies - with an emphasis on songwriting, and dynamic instrumental interplay. They play what they love in the fashion they are able, and what we are given is a soulful stew of excellent songcraft, and quality rock - whether it was recorded this year or in 1969 matters not a bit. The songs are melodic and memorable, the vocals a classic example of what happens when brothers sing together, and they have a drummer who often comes dangerously close to rolling off the rails with a strange, and unpredictable syncopation that makes me smile as I remember Levon Helm. What I really like is the fact that we may be in the presence of a new and genuine American guitar hero. Andy Gabbard is an encyclopedia of cool guitar tones, chord changes, fills, and solos." - ROCK GUITAR DAILY
    • “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
    • “It's no surprise that Buffalo Killlers keeps impressing industry insiders. If you take a step back and look at what they have accomplished it's easy to see that they are easily one of Cincinnati's most succesful bands.” – CINCY MUSIC
    • “While each of the 10 songs give nod to an array of influences from the ‘60s and ‘70s, unlike so many other bands today, Buffalo Killers are no ‘throwback’ act; they’ve taken elements of their influences and completely made it their own. Dig. Sow. Love. Grow is a master class display of the band’s solid ability to write a decent tune, which never conforms to formulaic writing or clichés.“ – MY SOUND ADVICE
    • “A mix between swampy Americana, garage rock, rock 'n' roll and psychedelic folk.” – KEYS & CHORDS / BELGIUM
    • “Cincinnati's Buffalo Killers combine influences like the organic guitar work of Crazy Horse and the earthy rock rhythm work of The James Gang into a whole that, if not greater, certainly honors the sum of its parts.. A terrific, and very welcome, record.” – WHEN YOU MOTOR AWAY
    • “The trio of bearded rockers pump out some fantastic Midwestern swagger in this release, drawing on rock legends but never coming close to a copycat band. Their sound is authentic, raw, unashamed, and at times gritty.” – MV REMIX
    • “Don’t let those Beatles-esque album covers and Jim Morrison-inspired beards fool you. The Buffalo Killers are, in fact, from this side of the new millennium, though their music, apparel, and general Gestalt make it clear that, spiritually, they’re from the era of lava lamps and free love. The Cincinnati trio are contemporary progenitors of exactly the sort of rough-edged semi-psychedelic 1960s-era feel-good rock-pop (think the Black Keys, but with decidedly more groove) that has been conspicuously absent of late and, incidentally, is more than ripe for a resurgence, and in a big way.” – ART VOICE / BUFFALO, NY
    • “Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. is an intoxicating mix of ferocious blues psychedelia and good old fashioned rock and roll. The Buffalo Killers have a refreshingly uncontrived, feel-good approach to their music that is rowdy, rousing and thoroughly enjoyable. It evokes a time when things were a whole lot less complicated and a whole lot more fun and for that we salute them!” – MAD MACKEREL / UK
    • “If you are already a fan Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. represents one of the Buffalo Killers best efforts yet and should be the record that gives them the exposure they most certainly deserve!” – THE FIRE NOTE
    • “Dig, Sow, Love, Grow. could have dropped in 1972 or ’73 and it would have fit in just fine. Rather than reproducing the retro vibe of the era, Buffalo Killers seem utterly unselfconscious about their sound. The album has a melange of almost familiar sounds: the Led Zeppelin opening to Get It that slides into a bluesy rock jam, the 13th Floor Elevators garage psychedelia of Hey Girl, the lazy folky groove of The Band on Blood On Your Hands, or heavy Joe Walsh punch of Those Days. Lazy tempos give the heady guitar riffs plenty of room to meander.” – JESTER JAY MUSIC
    • “’70s rock inspired amalgam of power-trio crunch with MMJ-like vocals, and Mountain-style psych flourishes.” – INDY ROCK LIVE
    • "A seductive listen and a real contender for album of the year."

      Alan Brown / SHINDIG!

    • "Buffalo Killers take aim at garage, swamp blues, ’60s psych, Canyon harmonies and Southern roots and land their prey every time. 3 is the third – and best – album from this beardy Cincinnati trio."

      Nigel Williamson / UNCUT