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The Last Bison

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New Tour Dates with Kishi Bashi We will be opening for Kishi as well as backing him. 
Aug-24 New Orleans, LA The Circle Bar 
Aug-25 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's Downstairs 
Aug-26 Dallas, TX The Prophet Bar 
Aug-28 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
Aug-29 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom 
Sep-03 San Diego, CA Soda Bar 
Sep-04 San Francisco, CA Café Du Nord
Sep-06 Vancouver, BC Waldorf Caberet
Sep-08 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge - MFNW
Sep-10 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room 
Sep-11 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge 
Sep-13 Chicago, IL Schuba's Tavern 
Sep-14 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom 
Sep-15 Pittsburgh, PA Shadow Lounge

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Mountain-Top Chamber, Indie-Folk, Indie, Music

The Last Bison’s mountain-top chamber music combines elements of alternative indie-folk with classical sensibilities. The music of this seven member band grew organically in the family living room and around backyard bonfires giving it a rootsy quality and yet the complex arrangements and refined strings seem just as appropriate in the symphony hall. 

Ben Hardesty’s (vocals and guitar) songwriting bears sonic resemblance to groups such as Fleet Foxes, Mumford and Sons and The Decemberists. Folkhive stated stated “Dare I say that Bison is to folk what Arcade Fire is to indie rock? Boasting 7 members and a sound seemingly born on the tree covered mountain tops of Virginia Bison lays down expansive and yet imminently listenable folk with an original feel I’ve not experienced in quite some time”. Incorporating traditional folk instruments with a reed organ, percussion and classical strings creates a unique hybrid sound that defies pigeon-holing the band. The blog “Independent Clauses” stated “Bison’s debut album Quill uses the seriousness of Fleet Foxes’ grounded sound as a framework, layering strings, bells and more on top. “Iscariot” and “The Woodcutter’s Son” have a darkly pastoral bent that recalls pre-The King is Dead Decemberists.” 

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