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Hailing from Vancouver BC, Bear Mountain's music is both rhythmic and soulful. Blending syncopated bass lines and arpeggiated synth chords with live instrumentation and soaring vocals, Bear Mountain creates a sound that is both deeply moving, and sweetly captivating. With old heartbreak on the mountain style vocals, Bear Mountain sings with powerful release and vulnerable honesty over strong rhythmic beats realized through the instrumentation of a live band.
Bear Mountain began as the bedroom project of Ian Bevis. After releasing early demos and remixes online, Ian caught the ear of long-time friend and collaborator Kyle Statham. Soon thereafter, Ian's twin brother, Greg Bevis, was enlisted as the band's drummer and friend Kenji Rodríguez Tanamachi joined as a full time member to create and manipulate live visuals to add another dimension to Bear Mountain's live show. The band self recorded, produced, and mixed their debut "XO" which will see a release in early 2013. Together, they bring the sounds to the stage by blending live instrumentation with dance style electronics.
Says Ian Bevis, "We were trying to capture a feeling. When we wrote these songs we were just completely honest with ourselves, and I think that comes across in the music."