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Bears Release Show, New Song, & Music Saves In-Store

Bears’ fantastic third album, Greater Lakes, is on the verge of its wide release. The Greater Lakes release show will be at the Grog Shop tomorrow, along with great local pop band Afternoon Naps and the Lighthouse & the Whaler. And before that show, Bears will be playing a special acoustic show at Music Saves at 6. Here’s the Facebook events for the release show and Music Saves in-store. Also, they just released a new track from the album, “The City Still,” along with a remix by Low In The Sky.

MP3: || The City Still ||

MP3: || The City Still (Low in the Sky Remix) ||

Bears – “Eleven A.M.”

MP3: || Eleven A.M. ||

Let’s start 2012 on a great note! Cleveland pop heroes Bears released their highly anticipated third album, Greater Lakes, last week after their successful Kickstarter. Here’s the first track on the album, “Eleven A.M.,” a nice and dreamy pop doodle with Bears’ signature twee tones. I don’t think I’m alone in saying this it’s fantastic to have new Bears music, and they prove exactly why they’re still one of the best pop bands in Ohio. The album is officially out on Misra Records this February, and preorder for the clear vinyl and CD is up on Bears’ site or Misra’s shop.

Apology / Jurassic Park / Bears’ 3rd Album Cover

Okay, so I owe all of my faithful readers an apology. I have not been keeping up on The Noise Is a tenth as much as I would like. Here come the excuses…but school has been extra tough with graduation in sight and I’ve been kept busy in the meantime with Jurassic Park! Which brings me to my next point, which is that my little basement venue, Jurassic Park, which I briefly discussed with y’all last year, is now flourishing! We’ve got upcoming shows with Cloud Nothings, Total Babes, Sleeping Bag, husband&wife, Big Troubles, and The Beets! It’s gonna be a crazy rest of the year but if any of you live in the state of Indiana, you should try to come to a show.

And lastly, I got way too happy when Charlie McArthur released the beautiful cover art and album name, Greater Lakes, for Bears’ third record

Bears Third Album Preview

Cleveland pop heroes Bears just released an update on their Kickstarter saying that they’re 75% of the way to accomplishing their goal, and that they got the masters back for the album adding that they’re the best songs they’ve ever recorded.  So they put together a quick preview of five songs from the album, listen to them in the video above.  Also, they still need a little over a thousand bucks to hit the goal in their Kickstarter, so go help them out!

Kickstart Projects from Bears and Lowly, The Tree Ghost

A couple Cleveland bands need our help to get their music released! Cleveland pop heroes Bears have finished recording their long-awaited third album, but they still need help with mixing, mastering, and releasing it. Misra Records will be helping with the distribution, but they still need help for the vinyl and CDs. They need $5,000, but considering they got over a thousand in one day, it might not be too hard for them to hit the mark. The second Kickstarter is for folk group Lowly, The Tree Ghost, who up to this point have only released a couple self-recorded EPs. They hoping for a mere $500 to go into the studio to record their debut full-length. Here is the Bears Kickstarter and Lowly, The Tree Ghost Kickstarter, now go and help these great locals out!

Bears – 2007 Summer Tour EP

Genre: Indie Pop, Twee, Pop
Year: 2007
Location: Cleveland, OH
Label: Self-Released

MP3: || “The Worst Part” ||

MP3: || “Nothing Was Wrong” ||

Cleveland pop-heroes Bears are busy recording their third album right now, but decided to keep their eager fans happy with an old summer tour EP. The 2007 West Coast Summer Tour CDr EP contains four songs recorded and released on 120 CDrs with handmade red/blue covers. Two of the songs, “Since I Met You” and “Wait and See,” were re-recorded for their second LP, Simple Machinery, but the gems here are two previously unavailable tracks, “The Worst Part” and “Nothing Was Wrong.”  Grab these hard-to-find sunny-pop tunes above, or head over to Bears website to download the whole EP for free!  And Clevelanders should rejoice, because Bears will be playing another Christmas show at the Beachland come December!

Bears (Live @ Grog Shop, Cleveland OH 7/7/10)

Check out these videos of  Bears’ “surprise” show in Cleveland this past week!

Bears – “I’m A Snowman”

Genre: Indie Pop, Twee
Year: 2009
Location: Cleveland, OH
Label: Impose

MP3: || “I’m A Snowman” ||

I said I was gonna post this, and now I am! On Christmas! New Bears music equals more joy and happiness to anybody listening. They return with their flawless formula of infectious pop songs, with cute lyrics concerning love around Christmas. It’s definitely not too late to listen to some Xmas music, and I would definitely order this 7″ if I were you! You can get it at their website right HERE.

On a side note, I just want to say Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah or whatever to anybody who’s ever read my site. I mostly started this cause I was bored and just wanted to share some music, and the fact that a lot of people check my site makes me super happy. It’s still cannot believe that we’re getting close to 50,000. So here’s to another year, with more great music! And on a Bears note, head over to their shop to pick up this red 7″, or get all six tracks via BandCamp.

Bears – Shortest Day of the Year EP

Genre: Indie Pop, Twee
Year: 2007
Location: Cleveland, OH
Label: Impose

MP3: || “Reason To Cry” ||

MP3: || “You Can Tell” ||

This is a very special post! And a first for The Noise Is! A really good friend of mine, Abby, was interested in writing a post on here. I knew she was a big Bears fan, so I put to the task for their EP. Enjoy!

My first thought after listening to Bears’ EP “Shortest Day of the Year” was holy shit someone just had a bad break up! It’s a little gloomier than their previous work, but the short EP still adds up to a great listen. It’s a mellow collection of pretty melodies and soothing vocals which perfectly captures the ups and downs of relationships. My favorite is the pop-y guitar and dual vocals on “You Can Tell” where Craig Ramsey and Charlie McArthur sing about incorporating another person into their lives. I laugh every time I hear the line: “tell me you didn’t/ tell you’re mom we’re not getting along.” I”m pretty sure we’re all been there! Others that stand out are upbeat “Reasons to Cry” and blue, but pretty “Losing my Love”.

Bears – Simple Machinery

Genre: Indie Pop, Twee
Year: 2008
Location: Cleveland, OH
Label: Impose

MP3: || “Please Don’t” ||

MP3: || “Wait and See” ||

MP3: || “Letting It Go” ||

Simple Machinery is Bears’ second full-length, two years after their self-titled. Their formula does not change, but better production and a cleaner sound make this album a pop essential. Rumor on the street is that they are in the process of making a new album! Head over to their web shop to order this CD!

Bears – Bears

Genre: Indie Pop, Twee
Year: 2006
Location: Cleveland, OH
Label: Impose

MP3: || “Never Have To Guess” ||

MP3: || “Walk Away” ||

MP3: || “When You’re Away” ||

I got back from my mini-vacation to Chicago yesterday, and I apologize for the lack of posting. So I’m gonna make it up to you with some amazing indie pop! First up is Bears’ first full-length, filled with short infectious pop tunes. Do yourself a favor, download this and start smiling. Head over to their website to order the burgundy swirl vinyl.

Bears – Who Knows 7″

Genre: Indie Pop, Twee
Year: 2008
Location: Cleveland, OH
Label: Impose

1. Who Knows
2. Making Something

Bears might be one of the best indie pop bands in Cleveland, and it’s showing as their songs are being played around the world. “Who Knows” is a perfect summer jam, with an excellent B-side in “Making Something”.



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