Indie-folk rockers The Last Bison release their new album VA, on September 30th. Fronted by Ben Hardesty, the band made a splash with their album Quill when it was independently released in September, 2011. The band released a remixed version of some of the songs from Quill, along with several new songs on their 2013 album, Inheritance.
No longer with the major label they signed to when they released 2013′s Inheritance, the folk rock “Mountain Chamber” band are back to the indie route with VA. Just a little over a year ago The Last Bison played the Marina Stage at the 2013 XPoNential Music Festival and blew away the audience with their dramatic acousticana, filled with swirling guitars, violins, cellos, bells, percussion and Hardesty’s demanding lead vocals. The new album picks up with Inheritance left off, with more anthemic, insistent, carefully written and arranged songs. This time around, they rock a little harder. In fact, they’ve added a full drum kit into the mix giving their ornate songs a fuller sound.
The band play World Cafe Live on Saturday, October 18th. Go here for tickets and more information. Below, download “Bad Country” from the band’s forthcoming release.My Morning Download, The Last Bison