BEAR’S DEN ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM SO THAT YOU MIGHT HEAR ME SET FOR RELEASE ON APRIL 26
LISTEN TO NEW TRACKS FUEL ON THE FIRE
AND BLANKETS OF SORROW
UK/EUROPEAN TOUR ANNOUNCED
Toronto, ON – January 30, 2019 – Today, Bear’s Den announce their third studio album, So that you might hear me, will be released on April 26th. The band also reveal two new tracks, showcasing the breadth of musicality on the record. Listen to Fuel on the Fire and Blankets of Sorrow here and pre-order the new album here.
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).
A need for connection lies at the heart of the band’s third album. Both bold and exposed, intimate yet expansive, the first two tracks are a perfect example of this: Fuel On The Fire pulses and blossoms from the visceral throb of drum machine beats and electric guitars into an orchestral beauty that showcases the more electronic side of the band. This is juxtaposed with the bewitching Blankets Of Sorrow that demonstrates the more intimate Bear’s Den sound and explores themes of familial love and of trying to reach someone who can no longer be reached. With the band beloved by their fans for the way their songs have woven themselves into the fabric of some of the most bittersweet chapters of their lives, So that you might hear me continues in that vein, pairing soaring melodies with poignant and at times unsettlingly personal lyricism.
So that you might hear me is the follow-up to 2014’s Islands, which earned the band an Ivor Novello nomination, and 2016’s more expansive Red Earth & Pouring Rain, which reached #6 in the UK chart. The band has sold almost 500,000 records over the course of their career, with Red Earth & Pouring Rain seeing them cap four years of non-stop touring, selling a total of 100,000 tickets across Europe, which included two glorious sold-out homecoming shows at Brixton Academy and Hammersmith Apollo. The band has announced an intimate European tour, including a show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire. Details can be found below with tickets available here.
- Hiding Bottles
- Fuel on the Fire
- Breaker / Keeper
- Not Every River
- Laurel Wreath
- Conversations with Ghosts
- Blankets of Sorrow
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
01/04/19 - Oosterpoort - Groningen NL
02/04/19 - Paradiso - Amsterdam NL
03/04/19 - Festsaal Kreuzberg - Berlin DE
04/04/19 - Gloria - Cologne DE
06/04/19 - Cirque Royal - Brussels BE
07/04/19 - Maroquinerie - Paris FR
09/04/19 - Rock City - Nottingham UK
10/04/19 - Academy - Dublin IE
11/04/19 - Limelight 1 - Belfast UK
13/04/19 - Barrowlands - Glasgow UK
14/04/19 - Albert Hall - Manchester UK
16/04/19 - O2 Academy - Bristol UK
17/04/19 - O2 Guildhall - Southampton UK
23/04/19 - Shepherd’s Bush Empire - London UK