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The Last Bison - Inheritance album

The Last Bison - Inheritance album Performer: The Last Bison
Title: Inheritance
Date of release: 2013
Country: US
Size MP3: 1696 mb
Size FLAC: 1677 mb
Rating: 4.9

The 2014 VA album found The Last Bison returning to their independent roots, having self-produced the project in collaboration with Media House Music. To capture the sounds on The Last Bison’s 2014 VA (pronounced Virginia,) the band spent many days and nights in an old A-frame cabin. The cabin, called the Wigwam sits on a summer camp on the edge of the Great Dismal Swamp near the band’s home in Chesapeake, Virginia. SÜDA is a continuance of the spirit that birthed Inheritance and VA and moves the music into technicolor. The focus of writing revolved around the concept of the time singer Ben Hardesty spent as a child in the rainforests of Bolivia with his missionary parents. The songs focus on themes of longing, times remembered, and the desire for spiritual and tonal catharsis.

Inheritance, the major-label debut from Chesapeake, Virginia-based indie folk outfit Last Bison, falls somewhere between Fleet Foxes' expansive, harmony-drenched chamber pop, Mumford & Sons' stadium-blasted folk-rock, Hem's measured, rural Americana, and 16 Horsepower's penchant for turning even the most innocuous lyric into a crossbow bolt of fire and brimstone.

The Last Bison, formerly known as Bison, is an indie folk band that formed in Chesapeake, Virginia. The Last Bison originally dubbed their sound "mountain-top chamber music" combining elements of alternative indie-folk with classical sensibilities. Their first album Quill was released independently in September 2011 and received critical praise noting the bands complex arrangements, refined lyrics and vocal harmonies.

This song is by The Last Bison and appears on the album Inheritance (2013). Written by: Ben Hardesty. Lyrics licensed by LyricFind. this site: Inheritance.

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Deutsch English Español Français Italiano 日本語. All Versions. The Last Bison ‎– Inheritance. Label: Republic Records ‎– B0018153-01. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album.

The Last Bison is great for the bluegrass and folk inclined among us. Also the classical lovers. Really anyone could enjoy listening to the intricate patterns of instrumentation and vocals that Ben Hardesty creates and performs with his friends and family. I'm not usually into the indie side of music (I'm more into the oldies or the techno), but Inheritance really impressed me. There's a genuine, heartfelt quality to the lyrics and the performance that really strikes home with listeners. There are some cool instrumentals and lyrics, and a few of the tracks (like "Dark am I" and "Switzerland") have been stuck in my head for days now.


1 Inheritance
2 Quill
3 Switzerland
4 Dark Am I
5 River Rhine
6 Tired Hands
7 Take All The Time
8 Watches And Chairs
9 Autumn Snow
10 Distance
11 Sandstone


  • Arranged By – The Last Bison
  • Banjo – Dan Hardesty
  • Cello – Amos Housworth
  • Design – Brandy Collins, Dan Hardesty
  • Drums – Ben Hardesty, Jay Benfante
  • Guitar – Ben Hardesty, Dan Hardesty
  • Harmonies – Annah Hardesty, Dan Hardesty
  • Mandolin – Dan Hardesty
  • Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
  • Mixed By – Clif Norrell
  • Orchestra Bells – Annah Hardesty
  • Percussion – Andrew Benfante, Annah Hardesty, Jay Benfante
  • Photography By – Jonathan Hildebrand
  • Producer – Kevin Augunas
  • Pump Organ – Andrew Benfante
  • Recorded By – Clif Norrell, Gavin Paddock
  • Songwriter – Ben Hardesty
  • Violin – Teresa Totheroh
  • Vocals – Ben Hardesty


Recorded at Farifax Recording, Van Nuys, CA

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6-02537-32193-3

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
B0018153-01 The Last Bison Inheritance ‎(LP, Album) Republic Records B0018153-01 US 2013