From: MI, United States
Genre: Pop, Indie, Rock
Prime time music placements in some of your favorite shows, sold out performances, headlining festivals, opening for national acts, and a fan base that spans the globe...and that was only Bear Lake's last year. The highly anticipated release of If You Were Me has already met fans with much satisfaction and has them begging for more Bear Lake. Radio stations' phones are ringing off the hook with requests for the single, Scissors as the band continues to captivate audiences of all ages. Rachel May of the Detroit Free Press calls the album "captivating from beginning to end," a true compliment from an accomplished musician and journalist.
Since they formed in January 2008, the members of Bear Lake have shared a common purpose: to make music that matters as a whole, where no one stands above any one else, and everyone has equal access to the spotlight. Six men from Metro Detroit in their late twenties, each bringing their own unique songwriting style to the table, found magic in the fusion of ideas, and harmony in their masterful, melancholy voices. They have been staunch friends since primary school, and bring their music to the masses with the passion and pride of a lifelong family business. They create a gutsy, new wave sound that marries the magic of Band of Horses, the epic might of early Radiohead and the pop sensibility of Guster and Snow Patrol. Their incredible energy draws listeners in quickly to their circle of songs, to the warmth of their stories, and to their collaborative musical journey.
Bear Lake drew critical acclaim from its inception, and Hollywood quickly took note. In the past year alone, Bear Lake has been featured on music-driven network shows such as One Tree Hill, Bones and Melrose Place, as well as Abc’s The Gates and Rookie Blue. They were also placed in Josh Radnor’s (How I Met Your Mother) writing/directing debut film and Sundance 2010 award winner, “Happythankyoumoreplease” starring Malin Ackerman, Kate Mara, Tony Hale and Radnor himself . The band is looking forward to heavy touring in 2011 in support of their newest album release, including shows with Bedouin Soundclash, Tonic, Rick Springfield, Gin Blossoms and more.
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If You Were Me, Places on the Side and Catch the Sun can be purchased on both I-tunes and CDbaby.