As human beings living in the digital age, interconnectivity is at the core of everything we do. P Paradoxically, achieving a true sense of connection is often our greatest challenge. For Vancouver electro-dance band Bear Mountain, finding a way to seal the rift that exists between technology and the natural world has become a beacon that guides much of what they do.
Formed in 2011, Bear Mountain (Ian Bevis - Vox/Bass/Laptop, Kyle Statham - Guitar/Vox/Synth, Greg Bevis - Drums/Percussion/Vox/Keys, and Kenji Rodriguez - Creative Direction/Percussion) quickly began amassing attention online after self-releasing their debut album XO the following year.
Blending live instrumentation with fully immersive visual projections and lighting components, Bear Mountain (who take their name from Jack Kerouac's 1958 novel The Dharma Bums) far surpass the parameters of a traditional indie band. While their highly rhythmic, vocally driven sound draws heavily upon a shared appreciation of house music and always keeps an ear to the dance floor, their atypical live show has been likened to performance art that seeks to awaken the senses and push the boundaries of the live experience indefinitely.
Bear Mountain is thrilled to announce their forthcoming release, Badu, the highly anticipated follow up to their critically acclaimed debut, XO. Boasting the band's signature synth sound with a little magical je-ne-sais-quoi, the new LP reaffirms what we've always known - Bear Mountain brings an incredibly fresh, unexpected quality to everything they do.
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