Bears came about in 2004, when long-time friends Craig Ramsey (THE LOVEKILL, KIDDO) and Charlie McArthur collaborated. Bears has been described by You Ain't No Picasso as a record that "recalls the tenderness of twee, the poeticism of MORRISSEY and the pop stylings of many of the bands on MATINÉE"—but that's only part of the story. And while the group shares an affinity for acts like BELLE & SEBASTIAN and CAMERA OBSCURA, their music is pure unbridled pop, in the best possible way. Catchy, carefree and, most importantly, free of any indie pretension. Filling out the band's live lineup is Patrick Tripto on guitars and Farfisa organ, Sean Sullivan on bass, Rachel Hart on bells and percussion and Jared McGrath on Rhodes piano and keyboards.
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