Music Month: Day 9 – ‘The Last Bison’

I do love a bit of banjo… And Glockenspiel for that matter. Combine that with some kickin’ strings and you’ve pretty much got ‘The Last Bison’.

Their website describes the process of creating their new album:

To capture the new sounds on The Last Bison’s upcoming album titled VA (pronounced Virginia,) the band spent many days and nights in an old A-frame cabin.  The cabin, called “the Wigwam” sits on a summer camp on the edge of the Great Dismal Swamp near the band’s home in Chesapeake, Virginia.  The pine-lined walls and high-lofted beams became home to a temporary studio where front man Ben Hardesty says, “We had freedom to explore and create without the time constraints we lived under on previous projects.”  Out of this rustic cabin emerged a collection of music with booming organic drums and energy beyond anything on their previous work.

And if I had to say what this reminded me off, it would be sitting on the dock at a Summer Camp in Maine. They’re very much Mumford and Sons but with more thought, skill and craftsmanship put into their songs. Unlike the Mumford’s, they don’t reply on a formula to write.


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