When most people hear "bear
attack," gruesome images of death and despair come to mind.
This courageous indie pop-rock band is here to change that!
This Bear Attack is a 5-piece group whose members hail from four
different regions of the US - two members are from L.A, one from
Boston, one from Hutchinson, Minnesota and one from Ashland,
Oregon. After meeting at USC's school of music and gigging around
as supporting musicians for other acts, they became close friends
and decided to create a band of their own. Finally having a
creative outlet led to an outpouring of honest and artistic music,
and so Bear Attack was born.
Drawing upon their diverse
personal and musical backgrounds, Bear Attack crafts smart, mature
yet melodic pop songs with influences ranging from Radiohead's
harmonic sensibilities to the emotional honesty of folk songwriters
The Swell Season and The Weepies. A unique element of the
band's music is the shared male and female lead vocal throughout
all of their songs, influenced by the vocal writing techniques of
choral composers such as Eric Whitacre, as well as the Irish
songwriters The Swell Season.
Bear Attack successfully funded
their debut 6-song EP, "Shapes," through online fundraising site,
Kickstarter, with the support of more than 80 unique donors. Since
its release last summer, three songs have been featured on the hit
ABC Family show, "Pretty Little Liars." In particular, "The
Backpack Song" was prominently featured in a critical scene in the
season three finale, which garnered the band a global following.
Their music has been featured on national Swedish radio,
numerous cover videos of "The Backpack Song" have been put up by
fans as far away as Germany, and physical CD orders fromSingapore
and New Zealand have come to the band throughout their Bandcamp
page. The EP met critical acclaim as well, with the L.A
Times' "L.A Unheard" music blog written that Shapes is "Full of
careful harmonies and colorful guitar chords, it’s serious, mature
music -- impressively so for a band barely old enough to
River Concert Association is pleased to announce the appearance of
Bear Attack at 8:00 PM, on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at the Pistol
River Friendship Hall.
Tickets are $15.00 at
Wright's Custom Framing in Brookings and at Gold Beach Books in
Gold Beach. Tickets may also be reserved online
at www.pistolriver.com or by