"Megafaun don't just catalog American musical languages, they breed them", writes Pitchfork in a preview of the band's album "Gather, Form & Fly".

The band was built by brothers Brad and Phil Cook and fellow Eau Claire, Wisconsin native Joe Westerlund from the ashes of DeYarmond Edison, the group they had formed with longtime friend Justin "Bon Iver" Vernon.

Megafaun are part of that rare breed of young artists driven by an unquenchable thirst for a wide range of sounds and styles. Pick a song at random, and don’t be surprised to hear delicate Appalachian banjo figures, tumbling Steve Reich ...


MEGAFAUN Give Chills On New Single “STATE/MEANT” From New Album Out This Fall

Megafaun are giving away a free download of “State/Meant,” the new single from their forthcoming self-titled album.

On “State/Meant,” Megafaun reach new emotional depths blending ghostly harmonies, banjo and other traditional instruments with noise and electronics. Recorded entirely in just one afternoon, “State/Meant” transports listeners to another end of the near limitless sonic spectrum the band explored at April Base in Fall Creek, WI. Brad Cook explains, “This song was a passing thought that erupted into such a complete piece of music in an afternoon. This was the one song where we essentially added nothing after the first day of recording.”

Photographer: Graham Tolbert

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MEGAFAUN - Heretofore (mini-album)
Heretofore (mini-album)
MEGAFAUN - Gather, Form & Fly
Gather, Form & Fly
MEGAFAUN - Megafaun
MEGAFAUN - Kaufman's Ballad/Wreck On The Highway
Kaufman's Ballad/Wreck On The Highway

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