Bear's Den New EP 'Without/Within' Set forr March Release
Without/Within, the sophomore EP from critically acclaimed British trio Bear's Den will be released March 4 via Communion Records. The lead single off the new recording "Writing on the Wall" premiered on Sirius XM's "The Spectrum" and is streaming now at Paste Magazine http://bit.ly/1aIGI5o. To support the release, the band will embark on a nationwide tour including a stop at SXSW 2014. Tickets available February 24 at bearsdenmusic.co.uk. See full tour routing below.
Ian Grimble (Travis, Manic Street Preachers) produced Without/Within. Of the new music Andrew Davie (vocals, guitar) notes, "The songs were in many ways our most personal yet and also our most ambitious sonically. Joey's playing is particularly beautiful to me and his guitar and banjo melodies carry the songs so perfectly at times. Kev was experimenting more with synth bass and piano on top of drums before anyone else even picked anything up. I was experimenting for the first time in my life really on electric guitar and with delayed and reversed guitar loops. We all had our own responsibilities within this record and we all had complete belief and trust in each other. We wanted to push ourselves so that we could grow into the songs on the road and hopefully push ourselves to become a better live band because of it." See track listing below
Without/Within follows the band's 2013 U.S. debut Agape (ag-ah'-pay) which received widespread praise-New York Times T Magazinepremiered the title track (http://nyti.ms/1fFgORQ) and the band was recently featured on NPR's "World Café Live" (http://n.pr/1cqOBfq). Since the release of Agape, Bear's Den embarked on a massive three-month tour of the U.S., Australia and Europe including support slots with Mumford & Sons, Daughter and Matt Corby. The band is currently in the studio working on their debut LP slated for later this year.