Bears in Mind
Every now and then someone tips me off to a an album that I had absolutely no idea existed yet it inevitably becomes fused with my CD player. I just can’t bring myself to remove the disc because quite frankly nothing else is going to sound better.
It happened in 2001 when my brother, Drewl, handed me a copy of the Shins‘ Oh, Inverted World and it happened last year when my friend Aaron shoved a copy of De Novo Dahl‘s Cats & Kittens into my paws.
And I fear it’s happened again. This time courtesy of a post that I stumbled upon at explodingNOW!!!
A post about the Bears.
Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, the Bears make music that is not, in fact, so dissimilar from the Shins. It’s psych rock at it’s finest, calling to mind not only some of my Elephant 6 faves, but also the Byrds, Lovin’ Spoonful, and the Kinks.
In a short period of time the Bears’ eponymous debut has quickly become one of my favorite releases of 2006 and for a limited time it can be yours for the low, low price of only $7.
Buy the Bears’ self-titled debut from their website.
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