We Hunt Buffalo, Yawning Man
632 10 Street East
Saskatoon, SK, S7N 1C6
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM
This event is 19 and over
Watch & Listen
Truckfighters are back with the sizzling new album V. Yup, you guessed it, it's their fifth album and it's pretty great.
If you are interested in groovy, stoner-influenced, progressive and melodic hard rock you probably know about Truckfighters already. "The best band that ever existed" as Josh Homme said in the 2011 "fuzzomentary" Truckfighters. You might also know the story about how Niklas 'Dango' Källgren teamed up with bassist and vocalist Oskar 'Ozo' Cedermalm in a worn down rehearsal space in Örebro, Sweden in 2001 and how the first song they ever recorded, Desert Cruiser, since then has gone on to become a desert rock anthem. You probably also know that the band itself has gone on to release four full length albums and played sold out shows on four continents.
The band's upcoming fifth album, V, is released September 30th under exclusive license to the established label Century Media Records.
"Century Media have been very cool with us. We've been able to keep that do it yourself-philosophy of ours, to focus solely on our creative process and producing the album", says Ozo.
V continues the Truckfighters tradition of blending big riffs, dynamism and intricate songwriting.
"The album won't come as a huge surprise for those who've heard our earlier work – but at the same time it feels like a leap forward. We've been able to create some of our best songs so far. For us this is definitely the album of the year", says Dango and laughs.
If you know your Truckfighters you know their history with drummers. It's been a few. "We use to say that Truckfighters has a 'very Spinal Tap relationship' to drummers," says Niklas, "but we are really happy with the contributions of Daniel 'El Danno' Israelsson on V". "Also, it's pretty cool that we got our friend, drummer extraordinaire Peter Damin – known from the Paradise Lost album Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us – to play the drums on the track The 1."
Discography (full length albums)
2005: Gravity X (Fuzzorama/Meterocity)
2007: Phi (Fuzzorama)
2009: Mania (Fuzzorama
2014: Universe (Fuzzorama/Sony)
2016: V (Century Media/Fuzzorama)
We Hunt Buffalo
We Hunt Buffalo create songs with hard hitting, fuzz rock grooves and psychedelic overtones. It's a culmination of many years playing music together in a small Vancouver 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, 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. 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". Fueled 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. The band was floored when they had learned they were winners in the contest, placing top 3 among 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, Steel Panther and Living Colour. Multiple tours of the region followed where they played with the Pack A.D, Electric Six and Nightseeker (Fubar's Deaner).
We Hunt Buffalo continued to strive to play dirty, grimy rock and roll. In 2013 they released an EP, entitled "Blood From a Stone". It was recorded at Nimbus School of Recording Arts by Alex 'Condor' Aligizakis. Exclaim! magazine comments on the title track: "…a fuzz-bomb riff that would make Tom Morello proud…Indeed this is a headbanger's paradise." In December 2013, the band was added as direct support to Monster Truck on their cross Canada tour. The remainder of the year saw them doing multiple tours of Eastern and Western Canada supporting the likes of Sleepy Sun, Band of Skulls and Biblical. They would close out 2014 with an appearance at Victoria's Rifflandia Festival and a hometown show supporting Red Fang in Vancouver.
Currently, the band has a new record in the bag, recorded by Jesse Gander (Bison, Japandroids, Anciients) at Raincity Recorders. It's a full length album that promises to be their most dynamic record to date. They have just announced Western Canadian spring dates supporting Cancer Bats. Look for them not only in Canada, but the rest of the world, in the years to come.
Influenced by everything from the psychedelic to the folkloric, jazz, hard rock, roots punk, world music- while hard to describe, one could say the sound and mood of Yawning Man is visual and cinematic , heavy and melancholy, driving & daydreamy…
Yawning Man, who hail from the arid desert area of Southern California, have been playing, jamming, and recording since 1986, and are a highly influential band. Most of their fans and those heavily influenced by them consider them to be ‘the originators’ of the entire “Desert Rock” movement/genre.
“Yawning Man was the sickest desert band of all time. Oh, they’re the GREATEST band I’ve ever seen.- Brant Bjork (2002)
Brant was a member of the later formed, but also highly influential hard rock/desert rock band Kyuss, and the Yawning Man song “Catamaran” was covered and included on their 3rd album “And The Circus Leaves Town”. Countless bands, many hailing from the same Desert turf the band was bred from, and even more, spanning not only the US, but Europe and farther even yet, have been influenced by Yawning Man.
It would be almost 20 years after the band’s organic beginnings that the public would be blessed with a full length LP, “Rock Formations”, released in 2006 (Gary Arce on guitars, Alfredo Hernandez on drums and Mario Lalli on Bass) . Other releases from the band include the Ep “Pot Head” with the addition of fellow desert musician Billy Cordell on Bass. “Vista Point” contains both of the aforementioned albums on one disc, and was released in 2008 to appease the rabid fans who were unable to pay the hefty prices for what limited copies of the first two albums existed. 2011 saw the release of “Nomadic Pursuits”, a brilliant album consistent with their style and flair, yet fresh and intriguing as ever.
Throughout the instrumental cinematic rock landscapes of Yawning Man, the post-Ventures haunting melodies & composition of guitarist Gary Arce are constantly being stretched, up-ended and sent deep into dark Joy Division territory, by the weird chords and heavy bass grooves of Mario Lalli and drummer Bill Stinson. The result is the kind of brooding and thunderous atmosphere that draws you constantly inward.
Their latest album, ‘Historical Graffiti’ is a very special recording session done during the band’s 2015 South American tour while in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They were invited to record for one evening at the world famous, legendary ION studios.
Yawning Man still tours Europe at least once yearly, but played some great shows in the US and Canada recently. After having enjoyed the success of those gigs, they plan on making a bigger, more inclusive tour of North America next time around.
Yawning Man still is going strong, driven by that which initially inspired the original members thereof to begin this never ending journey, which was/is/will always be to create and connect landscapes of the real to surreal. The dreams to the drastic. The end and on-going result being the beautiful, swirling and other-worldly music you know as Yawning Man. And then some.