Bears! Bears! Bears!: I Guess We’re Both Lonely
On their debut LP, All Dressed Up With Nowhere to Go, Bay Area post-punk revivalists Bears! Bears! Bears! intimately chronicle soured relationships, identity crises, and personal inadequacies in 10 gloom-and-doom dance tracks. Phillip Cala (vocals/bass), Ricky Rios (guitar), and Evan Leal (drums) formed Bears! Bears! Bears! in 2008, shortly after the dissolution of Batman Parade, Cala’s high school four-piece. In 2010, the trio released their first EP, What I Do In the Dark, which was praised by Performer Magazine as “a refined take on something simple; the familiar made better.” Their recently released debut LP, All Dressed Up With Nowhere to Go, was produced and mixed by Scott McDowell (Birds & Batteries, Geographer, The Stones Foxes) at Tiny Telephone and Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco, and mastered by Danz of Computer Magic.
In their premiere single, “I Guess We’re Both Lonely,” Cala’s gritty baritone precariously hangs above Rios’ jangling guitar and Leal’s uncompromising drums and ends with the group numbly chanting “I take it you’re going to run away now.”
[via City Bird]