BEAR'S DEN DEBUTS NEW ALBUM SO THAT YOU MIGHT HEAR ME
TO PERFORM ON CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY ON MAY 18
EMBARKING ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THIS SPRING
Toronto, ON – April 26, 2019 – So that you might hear me, the new album from acclaimed U.K.-based band, Bear’s Den, is out now via Rounder Records; listen here. Additionally, the band will perform songs off So that you might hear me on CBS This Morning: Saturday on May 18.
The new music is receiving early critical praise:
“[Fuel on the Fire] adds glitchy beats to traditional rock instrumentation, all thrumming beneath frontman Andrew Davie’s sonorous vocals.” – The Independent
“It is obvious from these new singles from the group that their sound is evolving but keeping what has magnificently worked for the band.” – The Wild Honey Pie
“Bear's Den is one of those bands that is like your favorite sweatshirt, you slip it on whenever and it makes you feel warm and at home. Doesn’t really matter the time of day / year / where you are, home is home.” – Music Baeble
“Bear’s Den’s music offers some of the most profound lyrics in the modern canon.” – Atwood Magazine
“There’s no avoiding falling for each and every one of Bear’s Den’s songs, or so we’ve learned since that day, so long ago, when we first found ourselves inextricably in love with early song Elysium.” – I Heart Moosia
So that you might hear me was recorded at several studios in Seattle with producer Phil Ek (The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty) and was mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Metronomy). Pairing melodies with poignant and unsettlingly personal lyricism, the need for connection lies at the heart of So that you might hear me.
Additionally, the last episode of the band’s original podcast series—out on May 1—will feature a live-recorded Q&A between members Andrew Davie (lead vocals, guitar) and Kevin Jones (vocals, drums, bass, guitar). The series, hosted by L.A.-based podcaster and the band’s former tour manger Danny Carissimi, takes an intimate dive into their new record and includes in-depth conversations about each song, their recording process and what it’s like to release a record in 2019. Listen to previous episodes here.
In support of the release, the band will embark on an extensive run of North American tour dates this summer starting on May 6 in Austin, TX. The run of shows includes stops at New York’s Irving Plaza, Los Angeles’ The Fonda Theatre, Nashville’s Marathon Music Works, D.C.’s 9:30 Club, Chicago’s Thalia Hall and more. See below for a complete list of dates.
The London-based band played music in various incarnations before officially forming in 2012. Their 2014 debut album, Islands, earned them an Ivor Novello nomination, the U.K.’s most prestigious songwriting accolade, alongside notable acts Ben Howard and Hozier while Red Earth & Pouring Rain reached #6 on the U.K. album chart. The band has sold almost 500,000 records over the course of their career and after four years of nonstop touring has sold over 100,000 tickets worldwide including global festival appearances at Bonnaroo and Glastonbury.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
May 6—Austin, TX—Scoot Inn
May 7—Dallas, TX—Canton
May 9—Nashville, TN—Marathon Music Works
May 10—Atlanta, GA—Varsity Playhouse
May 11—Durham, NC—Motorco Music Hall
May 12—Washington, DC—9:30 Club
May 13—Richmond, VA—The Broadberry
May 15—Pittsburgh, PA—Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 17—Philadelphia, PA—Underground Arts
May 18—New York, NY—Irving Plaza
May 20—Cambridge, MA—The Sinclair
May 21—Montreal, QC—L’Astral
May 22—Ottawa, ON—The 27 Club
May 24—Toronto, ON—Phoenix
May 25—Grand Rapids, MI—Pyramid Scheme
May 27—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall
May 29—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue
May 31—Denver, CO—Globe Hall
June 1—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room
June 3—Missoula, MT—Top Hat Lounge
June 6—Vancouver, BC—The Commodore Ballroom
June 7—Seattle, WA—Neumos
June 8—Portland, OR—Aladdin Theater
June 10—San Francisco, CA—August Hall
June 11—Los Angeles, CA—The Fonda Theatre
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