Bison @ Campus Chaos 2011
Every year near the end of April, Old Dominion will host Campus Chaos. Now my third year attending, I have had the pleasure of seeing such bands as Blonde Redhead, The Love Language, Maps & Atlases, No Age, and Ra Ra Riot without having to stray any farther than my college campus. This year was not the best, with Anberlin and New Boyz headlining as opposed to some of the large names in indie that I have mentioned. Yet I still had an amazing time reuniting with my old friend Aria, who led me outside to the Tonelson Garden where we caught an up and coming local act Bison.
Bison’s sound, not really indicative by the video I took, fits somewhere between the indie folk of Mumford & Sons and Bowerbirds. This is a slower, more stripped down song but other videos on their Facebook page show off their layers of instruments and harmonies. The most shocking thing is that they have been together for just four or five months, but play with the precision of a band that’s been in the game for much longer.
Bison have not yet recorded a CD.