"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: Free single off the forthcoming album!

MEGAFAUN is back and better than ever ! New Album, New Tour.

This September, Crammed Discs will release 'Megafaun,' the self-titled follow-up to MEGAFAUN's critically acclaimed, 'Gather, Form & Fly,' which Pitchfork called "ingeniously ramshackle" in a rave review.

Here's what their friend Bon Iver has to say about the new recording in a recent interview on Pitchfork: "I've been listening to their new record the last couple days and just crying like a total pussy. Everything is so good."

MEGAFAUN's first single off the album is entitled "These Words". It was premiered on Pitchfork on July 7, and is available for download below. This song encapsulates the Megafaun we know and the Megafaun we’ve yet to hear... with its indelible piano melody, hypnotic beats and gorgeous vocals, underpinned by loops of field recordings made by Joe Westerlund during his travels in Bali and rural North Carolina:  a round-robin of gamelan, ambient sounds, frogs, and cicadas...


MEGAFAUN will be on tour this fall in a select number of cities:

31/08 NL Deventer Burgerweeshuis

01/09 BE Brussels Botanique

02/09 GB London The Lexington

04/09 GB Dorset End of the Road Festival

05/09 FR Paris Cafe de la Danse

06/09 NL Middelburg Avonduren

07/09 DE Cologne King Georg

08/09 DE Hamburg Astra Stube

09/09 DK Copenhagen Loppen

11/09 NL Amsterdam Paradiso

12/09 NL Tilburg Incubate Festival

And if you were wondering what to expect, here is a video teaser for the new disc!

Live Dates

No current live dates available!


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

SOUNDS, Visuals & More

Contains videos & live footage, free mp3s & streams, pictures, press quotes & clippings, and maybe even personal contributions from the artist.