My Son Bison | photo courtesy of the artist

Philly psych-pop folksters My Son Bison have finally released the first sampling of their upcoming debut LP Two Faces and a Vase. For five long years they’ve been shaping their sound, and would’ve had this album ready for the masses much sooner if it weren’t for some horrible electronic misfortune. Last year the quintet lost the digital files for the new record and had to start back at square one.

But even disaster such as that can’t stop My Son Bison, as the strange circumstances of recreation helped the band in turn reinvent themselves. The record is entirely acoustic, from upright bass to prepared piano to harp and beyond. As heard on the title track of Two Faces and a Vase, the unplugged vibe brings a genuineness to a record that could have been understandably rushed. On this song, Dane Galloway sings, “How quickly life changes, how soon we forget the hopelessness we felt before,” while backed with trumpet blasting the sound of the band’s triumphant emergence from a troubled past.

Take a listen to “Two Faces and a Vase” below, and be ready for the full album sometime this summer. To hear it live, catch My Son Bison at Johnny Brenda’s on August 20th when they play with Northern Arms and Tatters and Rags. Tickets and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar.