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Locals Only Album Review: Blind Bison - A Seismic Laugh

Good day everyone!  I hope this Friday finds you anxiously awaiting the end of the work day, texting your friends to find out where you all are going to drink tonight.  Or just going home to play videogames.  To each their own!  I'm not judging you!  We here at Spanspek Headquarters might just go out to get a bite to eat. 

But before all that, we've got some newish music to drop on y'all!  Newish in that it was released in February, but we just got wind of it recently.  Speaking of which, let it hencforth be known that if you release music, please send it to us at!  We'd love to write about it!

But I digress!  Without further ado, here's our review of A Seismic Laugh, the first album by Fresno rockers Blind Bison! 

Equal parts Strange Vine and Incubus, Blind Bison's first album is an enjoyable set of down home mountain jams with a strong 90's vibe.  The record brims with electrifying solos and tracks that begin at a slow burn, then morph into straight up barn burners.  Take for example the outstanding “Agadega”, in which soft reverb drenched guitar transforms into a fiery showcase for the fast fingers of vocalist/lead guitarist John Tucker.  Other songs are content to show you a good time while you take a load off, as on the laid back “Rainy Daze”.   Overall, A Seismic Laugh succeeds in being that special type of record you play at kick backs that inevitably spurs everyone to their instruments for an impromptu jam session.
To see the band live, and to pick up a copy of their album, head on over to Audie's Olympic tonight for their CD Release Show.  For more information on the band, please visit the following links:

Cristobal Carrillo
March 15, 2013


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