Call them electronic folk or experimental pop – however you frame it up, Philly four-piece My Son Bison writes some damn catchy music. After playing North Star Bar last night with North Carolina five-piece Matrimony, the band dropped a pair of brand new tunes on Bandcamp today – its first output since debuting a year ago with a self-titled EP.
Electric Singles is a big step up in production from the lower-fi, rougher-round-the-edges debut. “Vermin” has a sleek New Wave feel, with intricate chord changes and very studied (almost jazzy) solos intertwined with purely poppy piano and vocal hooks. “Stable Places” skews a bit more theatrical a la early Pattern is Movement, but is no less infectious. Check out the EP below and keep tabs on MSB’s Facebook page for news of when they’re playing live next.My Son Bison