Sounds of SXSW 2015 #23: The Last Bison

It's getting to be that time of year again, y'all. That time in March when spring is tantalizingly close, and when bands from just about every corner of the earth (and the music press who loves them) gathers in Austin for SXSW. I know some folks think it's just a big industry schmooze-fest, but I still get a thrill out of checking out the (massive) list of bands and finding someone new to fall in smit with. The bands I'm profiling this year are bands that I would definitely seek out were I going to SXSW this year. If you're going to Austin, or even if you're not, give them a listen.

It's obvious that The Last Bison's sound is rooted in tradition, but their Virginia folk is infused with modern effervescence and lovely harmonies. They do what they do so very well, and I'd be inclined to think their live act might be even better than their recorded efforts, if that's actually possible. 

[posted 3.12.15]


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