Bison B.C. New Song Streaming on Pitchfork

In conjunction with today’s release of Lovelessness, Pitchfork is giving fans a chance to preview one more track. Check out an exclusive stream of the song “Finally Asleep” HERE.

BISON B.C. worked with acclaimed producer Sanford Parker at Soma and Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago to record Lovelessness. Parker is best known for his work with bands such as Yob, Pelican, Rwake, Yakuza, Nachtmystium, Zoroaster, Unearthly Trance, and more. Needless to say, Parker is more than qualified to put-to-tape the raw, furious energy that is BISON B.C.

Lovelessness is available for purchase in exclusive bundle packages HERE.

Check out PMM’s review of ‘Lovelessness’ here: http://pittsburghmusicmagazine.com/2012/10/17/bison-b-c-s-lovelessness/

Bison B.C.’s ‘Lovelessness’ Will Put Them On Your Love List

They hit you like a shovel, already caked in mud and blood and piss, slamming your brain. Bottom basement guitars rooted down deep with drum and bass rhythm and riff on top of heavy riff on top of heavier riff. Based in the love of all things metal and good, born out of the Sabbaths, and Panteras, and Soundgardens, and Melvins of the world. They are dirty, fast, drop D, pounding, pulsating, back to basics, metal up your ass, all that is beautiful and disgusting about metal that we love.
‘An Old Friend’ opens up ‘Lovelessness’ and has no reverence to your need for codling. It thrives on your hate and anger and fist pounding frustration. If you are at the edge you have just been given a hearty push as you hear the maniacal laugh in your descent. Bison B.C. creates layers of patterns that have a texture of grime and excrement polished with a bit of smut for good measure. Reminiscent of the works of Mastodon and their kin, Bison B.C. has the potential to reach that bands’ level as their fans will surely tell you, and has their own style to add to the genre of ‘mind metal’.

‘Anxiety Puke/Lovelessness’ is the second track on the effort and has a throb of punk sensibility reminiscent of Black Flag, but then flips itself over and takes root in old metal magic. Gorgeous guitars blend over one another and their notes hang and bump into one another with malice punctuated by agonizing vocals. Lyrically, the thematic of ‘Lovelessness’ are glaringly clear, this is no R.E.M. ‘Happy Shiny People’ unless Slayer covered the tune and changed the lyrics to deal with destruction, death, and desolation. The “psalms of suffering” continue with ‘Last and First Things’. Starting on a slower tone than its predecessors on the disc, it quickly pulls the listener in and puts a choke hold on their eardrums. Their is a dichotomy present here of complex yet simplistic measures that are burrowed in familiarity but have a twisting, festering, invasive new passion that is infectious; it’s as if the body has lost control and must now sway and pound in homage to the music before it.
‘Blood Music’ continues the barrage of the senses and will make any sensible metalhead pray that Bison B.C. hits their town. They have built quite a reputation for their live show, touring with the likes of Baroness, Priestess, and Ghenghis Tron. Hard hiiting and unsympathetic in its brutality, ‘Blood Music’ could be the best description of Bison’s sound yet. Next up is ‘Clozapine Dream’ named after the drug oft prescribed to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. The drug is typically used as a last resort, thus fitting very neatly into the feel and tone of Bison B.C.’s third release on Metal Blade. The cohesiveness of the music with the lyrical content puts this accomplishment on par with the bands’ cohorts such as Between the Buried and Me, Baroness, Becoming the Archetype, and The Dillinger Escape Plan. To conclude their latest is ‘Finally Asleep’ that trudges in with a military like beat to put to rest any doubts of the true weight of the material, bloody and beaten from the experience, scarred by pure existence, and disturbed beyond repair. It is the perfect cap off to what amounts to an amazing piece of sludge metal that will rot in your brain, devour your veins, and haunt your soul.

BISON B.C. worked with acclaimed producer Sanford Parker at Soma and Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago to record Lovelessness. Parker is best known for his work with bands such as Yob, Pelican, Rwake, Yakuza, Nachtmystium, Zoroaster, Unearthly Trance, and more. Needless to say, Parker is more than qualified to put-to-tape the raw, furious
energy that is BISON b.c.

What others are saying about Bison B.C.:

“thrash, smash and fuck-you-up energy that’ll soil your britches faster than a bottle of Mexican moonshine” Decibel
Magazine
“And worthy of a herd of their namesake, their music is thunderous, bone-shaking and most of all, heavy. Really heavy.
These cats have got their own gravitational pull.” Sacramento Press
“Heavy, man. Real heavy. Jean-jacket heavy.” RollingStone.com

Three New Bison B.C. Song’s Streaming

In the great Canadian spirit of loss and heart ache, the downer foursome known as BISON B.C. have managed to scourge their rotting brains desperately puking out new psalms of suffering. Akin to a lunatic writing their opus on the bedroom wall with their own shit comes this strange noise from the west coast melting pot of shit and failure; in a country based on terrifying distance and lonesome, stoic suffering. Lovelessness does not portray the death of love or the lack of the same. Rather it attempts to map out the pathetic and desperate pursuit of love, which in itself becomes violent like a cancer, an assault on anything that is good in the world. A heartfelt repulsion towards anything that could bring pleasure, because with happiness we suffer truly – the wanting of more.

With the release of Lovelessness only a week away RevolverMag.com the online home of Revolver Magazine is offering another glimpse into the album with a premiere of a new track. Check out the song “Clozapine Dream” HERE.

Brooklyn Vegan is streaming the track “Last and First Things” HERE.

BISON B.C. worked with acclaimed producer Sanford Parker at Soma and Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago to record Lovelessness. Parker is best known for his work with bands such as Yob, Pelican, Rwake, Yakuza, Nachtmystium, Zoroaster, Unearthly Trance, and more. Needless to say, Parker is more than qualified to put-to-tape the raw, furious energy that is BISON B.C.

The first single from Lovelessness entitled “Anxiety Puke / Lovelessness” is streaming exclusively HERE. Get a first listen and be sure to pre-order your copy of the album. With Lovelessness, BISON B.C. will surely cement themselves as one of Canada’s finest metal exports.

For More Info Visit:
https://www.facebook.com/bisonbc
http://www.metalblade.com/bisonbc
https://twitter.com/bison_bc

BISON B.C. Premiere New Song on Brooklyn Vegan

In the great Canadian spirit of loss and heart ache, the downer foursome known as BISON B.C. have managed to scourge their rotting brains desperately puking out new psalms of suffering. Akin to a lunatic writing their opus on the bedroom wall with their own shit comes this strange noise from the west coast melting pot of shit and failure; in a country based on terrifying distance and lonesome, stoic suffering. Lovelessness does not portray the death of love or the lack of the same. Rather it attempts to map out the pathetic and desperate pursuit of love, which in itself becomes violent like a cancer, an assault on anything that is good in the world. A heartfelt repulsion towards anything that could bring pleasure, because with happiness we suffer truly – the wanting of more. Gluttons! Pigs to the trough! Lead us to treachery! Lead us to solitude!

Today Brooklyn Vegan is hosting an exclusive premiere of another new track from Lovelessness. The track entitled “Last and First Things” is available for streaming HERE.

BISON B.C. worked with acclaimed producer Sanford Parker at Soma and Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago to record Lovelessness. Parker is best known for his work with bands such as Yob, Pelican, Rwake, Yakuza, Nachtmystium, Zoroaster, Unearthly Trance, and more. Needless to say, Parker is more than qualified to put-to-tape the raw, furious energy that is BISON B.C.

The first single from Lovelessness entitled “Anxiety Puke / Lovelessness” is streaming exclusively HERE. Get a first listen and be sure to pre-order your copy of the album. With Lovelessness, BISON B.C. will surely cement themselves as one of Canada’s finest metal exports.

To see our previous article on Bison B.C.: http://pittsburghmusicmagazine.com/2012/08/31/bison-b-c-blasts-back-to-the-dark-ages/

For More Info Visit:
https://www.facebook.com/bisonbc
http://www.metalblade.com/bisonbc
https://twitter.com/bison_bc

Bison B. C. Blasts Back to the Dark Ages

Shazam and Sirius liquid Metal brought Bison B.C. into my life and I am now better off for it. The Vancouver based band hit like an all out assault on my senses from my Rockports, threatening to shatter my windows and take me off the road. I had to find out who this band was and why I had not heard of them before. Thanks to that wonderful little app Shazam I soon had my answer and was downloading their latest EP Dark Ages. So there I am cutting the grass with my headphones on and I can’t stop being a total metal geek as I am bleeding my ears with the enourmous vocals, tribally dark drumbeats, and beautifully crunching guitars. Their musicianship and approach to songs was unique and showed true mastery of what they were trying to accomplish. You really have to check their stuff out before I go further:http://www.myspace.com/bisoneastvan

From Metal Blade’s Site:

On BISON b.c.’s latest slab, Dark Ages, relentless touring – with the likes of Priestess, Baroness, 3 Inches Of Blood, and more – has fine tuned the band’s dedication to the riff to metallic perfection. Dark Ages breathes like a rabid animal that you’d find tied up in WINO’s backyard. It’s Flying V’s, analog perfection, loud & sludgy, played by hairy dudes in dirty denim jackets.

A bison is “a big, hairy, strong animal,” says James Farwell, who plays guitar and sings for Bison b.c. That could as just as well describe the band, which rose from the ass-end of the continent in Vancouver, Canada, to utter its doomed, plaintive call, and tramples through the constellations on its four shaggy limbs (James, Dan And, Masa Anzai, and Brad Mackinnon). Ghostly, windswept prairies, the mythical haunts of native lore: it is all there. Self-described “Canadian dirtbags” and veterans of Vancouver’s deep thrash and indie scenes, they are hitting their stride and offering up a new soundtrack for our last party before certain extinction. There is illness, abuse, apocalypse, and French horn.

Their first Metal Blade release, Quiet Earth, showed what that earth’s last sound might be like. It was heavy, sick, and crazy; stomping and banging, elegiac with cello. Just beneath the rock they described a bad trip through a devastated world where resigned dignity and camaraderie with the friends that remain are the only consolations.

This mixture of rowdiness and gentleness is very much of their hard-living, hard-loving hometown: fucked-up modernity’s last outpost on the rim of a vast, menacing wilderness. In their new release, James sings, “Vancouver’s an empty bottle, our dying thirst causing problems. Stand at dawn, the beginning of something heartfelt and replaceable.” No matter where we are, this is what it has come to in this age. So let’s listen to these gentlemen and rock out together.

“…intense, guitar heavy thrash that would make even Municipal Waste step back in awe.” Alternative Press

“…they dare to approach the maniacal majesty of present-day High on Fire.” Decibel Magazine

“…unpretentious, mountainous rock…frequently sound like Mastodon at their most straightforward, coming impressively close to that band’s mastery of the riff.” Terrorizer Magazine

“Heavy, man. Real heavy. Jean-jacket heavy…If Mastodon had spent more time listening to Anthrax, they might sound like Vancouver’s Bison B.C.” Rollingstone.com

“everything you could ask for in a metal band.” NewOrleans.com

“The name is Bison b.c. and they are heavy as fuck…” Thrasher Magazine

We can only hope these guys hit Pittsburgh sometime soon, but for now here are the listed tour dates:

BISON b.c.
Tour w/ Weedeater, Saviours, Fight Amp
09/15 Columbus, OH Outland Live
09/16 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
09/17 Chicago, IL Reggies
09/18 Marquette, MI Upfront and Co.
09/19 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
09/20 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Co.
09/23 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
09/24 Salt Lake City, UT Burt’s Tiki Lounge
09/26 Seattle, WA The Highline
09/27 Vancouver, BC The Rickshaw Theatre
09/28 Portland, OR Branx
09/29 San Francisco, CA The Independent
10/01 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
10/02 Los Angeles, CA The Key Club
10/03 Tempe, AZ TBA
10/04 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad
10/06 Austin, TX Emo’s
10/07 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
10/08 New Orleans, LA Siberia
10/09 Atlanta, GA The Earl
10/10 Athens, GA New Earth Music Hall
10/11 Tallahassee, FL The Engine Room
10/12 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
10/14 Savannah, GA The Jinx
End Tour
Canadian Headlining Tour
10/19 Ottawa, ON Café De Kcuf
10/20 Kingston, ON The Mansion
10/21 London, ON Call The Office
10/22 Toronto, ON Bovine Sex Club w/ C’mon (final show), Burning Love, Miesha and the Spanks
10/24 Thunder Bay, ON Jack’s
10/26 Winnipeg, MB The Zoo
10/27 Regina, SK The Exchange
10/28 Saskatoon, SK Amigos
10/29 Edmonton, AB Starlite Room
10/31 Calgary, AB Commonwealth
11/01 Fernie, BC The Northern
11/02 Kamloops, BC Pogue Mahone