BEAR’S DEN PREMIERES LEAD SINGLE LAUREL WREATH TODAY
ALBUM SO THAT YOU MIGHT HEAR ME OUT APRIL 26 VIA ROUNDER RECORDS
LAUNCHES ORIGINAL PODCAST SERIES
EMBARKS ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THIS SUMMER
Toronto, ON – March 5, 2019 – Acclaimed U.K.-based band, Bear’s Den, premieres their lead single, Laurel Wreath, today. Listen/share the track here. “We’re hugely excited to be releasing Laurel Wreath into the world today. It’s a song about vulnerability and courage and the need for connection that runs through the whole album,” says Andrew Davie (lead vocals, guitar). The track is taken from their highly anticipated third album, So that you might hear me, which is set for release on April 26 via Rounder Records.
Last week, the band released an original podcast series featuring members, Davie 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. The podcast’s episodes will air weekly leading up to the album’s release. Fans can listen to the first two episodes and subscribe to the podcast here.
The group’s previously released songs, Fuel on the Fire and Blankets of Sorrow, are out now to critical praise – The Independent proclaims, “[Fuel on the Fire] adds glitchy beats to traditional rock instrumentation, all thrumming beneath frontman Andrew Davie’s sonorous vocals,” while The Wild Honey Pie furthers, “…it is obvious from these new singles from the group that their sound is evolving but keeping what has magnificently worked for the band.” Listen/share them here and 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). Pairing melodies with poignant and unsettlingly personal lyricism, the need for connection lies at the heart of So that you might hear me.
Band members Davie and Jones explain, “The album started out as an attempt at trying to communicate with someone honestly. Our thoughts are not all rational, not all considered or tied up with ribbons and bows. This album is an attempt to reveal the honest and difficult challenge of communicating with anyone that you really care about.”
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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