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!
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.
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”.
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!
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 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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