Listen to Angeline
Hearkening back to the sounds of early nineties college radio is bearhug, a five-piece from Sydney, Australia. Jesse Bayley (guitar), Mitchel Cumming (bass), Nicholas Mabbit (drums), Ryan Phelan (vocals, guitar), and Kyle Taylor (guitar) are collectively inspired by classic acts such as Dinosaur Jr, as well as some of Sonic Youth’s poppier efforts.
Recorded and co-produced by Tim Whitten (The Go-Betweens) the bands first full length LP "Bill, Dance, Shiner" was released in March 2012 on Spunk Records/Co-Op. It shows off the group’s knack for intertwining guitar acrobatics, high falsetto vocals, and lush chill sounds. First single "Angeline” is a west coast indie stylin' pop treat that has been featured on KEXP's Music that Matters podcast series, while the second single "Over the Hill” is a melodic guitar driven rocker.
The LP follows the release of the "To Anything" and "Cartoon Islands" EP’s. Bearhug have toured with Broken Social Scene, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Built To Spill and other indie rock veteran acts, and will be heading back to SXSW in 2013 with a new EP in tow.