In my quest for new music a few months back I came across Bison Bison. The band was advertised with Sons of Huns to play a show with either Witch Mountain or Fellwoods (I can’t remember which one). I check them out and I was hooked. That was just off of 3 songs up on their Reverbnation page. At the time, they were still recording their self titled full length. After some time (and constant checking by myself), the album is now here.
At first I didn’t have time to listen to the album but I sampled it. The few minutes and snippets I listened to had me hooked. It’s almost like the saying “You had me at hello.” As soon as I was able to give it a full listen it was like drinking the finest wine, smoking the best weed, eating the creamiest vanilla bean cheesecake, like, well I think you get my point. The album is a winner.
The album opens up with the thunderous, bass heavy, and foot stomping song “She Says.” “Blood and Sand” is a song you can groove to. It features some pretty bad ass drumming. “Waiting For Saturn” is a bit more down tuned and at times has a little touch of doom metal. “Concave” has a cool grooving guitar tone. It’s the type of song that “Rivertown” is one hell of a catchy tune. From the riffs to the chorus, this is one of those songs that gets stuck in your head. “Moons” is a fuzz filled song that harkens back to earlier days of Fu Manchu. The opening riff has that feel to it. It’s catchy too.
Vocally Grant Gerald Miller sounds like Tobias Ritter fro Orcus Chylde. If you’re familiar with Orcus Chylde, you have an idea of the tone in the vocals but the music isn’t occult-ish. Instead, the album is more heavy rock, psych rock, and classic rock. It’s a non stop album from the moment you hit play. This album is gold! It’s one of my favorite releases this year hands down. You can stream and purchase the album on Bandcamp.