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Bear's Den's live video premieres at GQ + on tour now

posted Oct 28, 2014, 10:34 AM by Vu Nguyen
s Den’s live video for “When You Break,” recorded at the legendary Electric Lady Studios for WFUV, is streaming at GQ. The song is off the British trio’s debut LP Islands, out now via Communion Records.
Islands premiered in full at The New York Times  and is receiving widespread critical acclaim—NYLON explains, “even though Bear’s Den maintains classic musical values, that doesn’t mean their work is stuck in the past. With a healthy dose of synth, ivory melodies, reversed guitar loops, and strong drumlines, the band is producing a new, infectious post-modern take on folk,” while Relix praises, “its classic folk married with modern mannerisms” and CMT hails, they’re “the perfect blend of sorrow and strength.” Furthermore, the video for the album’s single “Above the Clouds of Pompeii” is available worldwide at VEVO.
Islands was produced by regular collaborator Ian Grimble (Travis, Daughter, Manic Street Preachers) and includes tracks off the band’s 2013 EP Agape (ag-ah’-pay) as well as new, never-before recorded songs. The record was teased in the form of the video for the song “Elysium” which premiered at NPR as a “First Watch”. The video has since gone viral, receiving nearly 500,000 views.
Andrew Davie (vocals, guitar), Joey Haynes (vocals, banjo) and Kevin Jones (vocals, drums) make up Bear’s Den. The London-based trio played music in various incarnations before officially forming the band in 2012. They developed a cult following in their short existence as a result of their writing, harmonies, D.I.Y. approach with custom hand-stamped CDs and extensive worldwide touring. It was only after finding their identity on the road that the band focused their attention on studio recordings.
The band is celebrating the release on tour throughout November. See below for details.
Islands Track Listing
1. Agape
2. The Love We Stole
3. Above the Clouds of Pompeii
4. Isaac
5. Think of England
6. Magdalene
7. When You Break
8. Stubborn Beast
9. Elysium
10. Bad Blood
Bear’s Den Tour Dates
October 27                                                 Columbus, OH                                             The Basement
October 28                                                    Chicago, IL                                                  Lincoln Hall
October 29                                               Minneapolis, MN                                Fine Line Music Café
October 31                                                    Denver, CO                                         Lost Lake Lounge
November 1                                             Salt Lake City, UT                                         Urban Lounge
November 3                                                 Portland, OR                                         Doug Fir Lounge
November 4                                                Vancouver, BC                                        Biltmore Cabaret
November 5                                                  Seattle, WA                                               The Crocodile
November 7                                             San Francisco, CA                      Great American Music Hall
November 8                                              Los Angeles, CA                                             Bootleg HiFi
November 9                                                San Diego, CA                                                 The Casbah
November 13                                                 Austin, TX                                                    The Parish
November 14                                                 Dallas, TX                                                        The Loft
November 15                                               Memphis, TN                                              Hi-Tone Café
November 16                                               Nashville, TN                                              3rd & Lindsley
November 17                                                Atlanta, GA                                                        The Earl
November 19                                             Washington, DC                                     Rock & Roll Hotel
November 21                                               Toronto, ON                             Virgin Mobile Mod Club
November 22                                               Montreal, QB                                                Petit Campus
November 24                                             Cambridge, MA                                               The Sinclair
November 25                                              Brooklyn, NY                                                        Warsaw