THE LAST BISON want to bring you to “Switzerland.” The Virginia “mountaintop chamber” ensemble is currently giving away its first single, “Switzerland,” as a free download now. The song also comes on their four-song debut EP for Republic Records, Inheritance, available through iTunes and all digital outlets.
Boasting a vivid and fascinating tale of travel on a snowy evening, the track functions as an appropriate introduction to the group’s unique amalgam of rustic folk and roots-y rock. They’ve also already drawn critical praise for this sound. Noise Trade commented that the band is “based far more in inspiration than imitation,” while Folk Hive claimed, “The Last Bison is a welcome respite from all that is manufactured.”
With seven members connected by family ties and lifelong friendships, there’s truly no group out there quite like The Last Bison. At the forefront is singer and songwriter Ben Hardesty. His father Dan and sister Annah comprise this collective as well as Andrew and Jay Benfante, Teresa Totheroh, and Amos Housworth. When they all get together, magic happens, yielding music that’s as immediate as it is inspirational.
Following up a successful jaunt supporting Langhorne Slim, The Last Bison is currently roaming across the United States on a headline tour. After almost a lifetime of playing together, they’re truly in sync on stage, making for an unforgettable experience.
Download: The Last Bison – “Switzerland”
Catch The Last Bison On Tour Now:
11/28 – Norfolk, VA – WROX Radio Show
11/29 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern
11/30 – Vienna, VA – Jammin Java
12/01 – Toledo, OH – Headliners (free show, all ages)
12/03 – Chicago, IL – SPACE
12/04 – Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
12/05 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
12/07 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory (w/ High Highs)
12/08 – Annapolis, MD – Ram’s Head On Stage (all ages matinee)