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We Hunt Buffalo // War Baby // La Chinga // If We Are Machines
We Hunt Buffalo
Rock guitar and synth sounds, seeped in a copious amount of fuzz. Their catalogue is an eclectic mix, filled with hard-hitting grooves and psychedelic overtones . In concert, We Hunt Buffalo captures the audience with their tight and powerful live performance. It's a culmination of years playing music together in a small Vancouver suburb. If you like it heavy, you'll like We Hunt Buffalo.
It was in the year of the no lord 2012. In the dark wilderness of Vancouver, BC, where lost youths teemed in search of the true power of ROCK, three men—chosen by occult forces too sinister to name—rose up in answer to that dire and baleful call. With their electric black magic unleashed and in full flight, they bonded with the children of the forest over Cro-Magnon riffage, pounding drums, banshee wails, bell bottoms, boogie vans and the sweet miracle of tequila. Through sheer stoopidity, brutality, violence and volume they honed their primordial craft into a sonic axe of stone, opening skulls with deadly precision for as far as the pterodactyl flew.
They would meet regularly, when the moon was full, filling their bellies with intoxicating wild berries, their faces wet with lizard blood as they summoned an unholy frenzy of righteous and orgiastic riffage, bashing out pagan odes to some long forgotten bronze age GOD. Through their music they traveled back in time—to year UR, where they became wild and their manes grew shaggier. And thru this transmogrification their vision became clear, the seas of bullshit parted before them and they were free to shuffle off the chains of modern society and raise a stubby and musk-tinged middle finger to the craven new world. Their war cry became their name, their name... La Chinga!
Their mission: to vanquish all foes. Three men. They howl, growl, prowl and stomp upon the terra in a glorious march to free man from his own mortal enemy—HIMSELF! La Chinga! La Chinga! La Chinga... To be continued...
War Baby began around 2007 as a two piece band originally comprised of two characters, Jon Redditt and Kirby Jay Fisher. Both left different places (Calgary and the Gold Coast, Australia, respectively) to meet in Vancouver and create a unique sound. Recently adding bass player Aaron Weiss (Battle Snakes) and considering a fourth member, War Baby picks up doom pop and alternative experiments thought to be long left behind and brings them back into a relevant light. we're so cool.
If We Are Machines
Recently named one of the top 10 musical acts in Vancouver by The Georgia Straight, If We Are Machines continues their sonic journey with their self-titled sophomore EP. This five-song follow-up to their 2009 debut album Crafty Things to Make Pretty Things to Burn Later sees the band take a step into a darker yet still heavily groove-laden direction. With the more recent addition of Tyler Maynard ...on keys and synth, the band has been able to evolve into a more cohesive yet dirtier-sounding direction. The guitars (Michael Kraushaar and Aaron Davidson) are intertwining, complimentary and powerful while Brad Wilde (Bass) and Jason Lehr(Drums) hold down the fort with solid, driving rhythm.
A huge part of If We Are Machines growing success is their live show. The band takes great pride in their stage act and they do not like to disappoint; they have been known to start and finish a set without stopping for air. With visuals that include a stage full of lamps to full stage video projection, the band uses sight and sound to take the listener through a wide range of emotion.