credit: Athena Merry

Chinese American Bear

Mar 17, 2024

12:00am – 12:40am CT

Esther's Follies

This performance is part of the showcase that starts on Saturday, March 16at Esther's Follies

Chinese American Bear is a quirky, retro mando pop-rock duo based in Seattle, WA. Composed of Bryce Barsten and Anne Tong, the couple creates groovy, and “not too serious, food loving” tunes in their home studio together. They’ve been described as the child of Melody’s Echo Chamber, The Flaming Lips, Dusty Springfield, and Care Bear, and their live show is like “a punk show for toddlers.” The duo's racked up over 1MM streams, has been featured in VOGUE+ (China), praised by Lauren Laverne of BBC, DJ’s at KEXP. and featured on Spotify Editorial Playlists like New in Indie, Chill Vibes, Fresh Finds Indie, Fresh Finds, Chinese Indie Picks, 組團飆歌, and 獨立最前線, along with H&M’s Official In-Store playlist, and over 10,000 third party playlists. Paste Magazine said “Their creative chemistry is what makes Chinese American Bear’s eight tracks—many of which the duo have been steadily releasing online in recent years—so vivid and imaginative. Their debut is bright-eyed and light-hearted in a way you can’t help but share.” The duo recently signed with a label in China, Japan and the UK, and plan to release their sophomore album in 2024.

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Seattle, WA, United States
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