Friday, October 11, 2013

TGIF: New Boy & Bear

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My goodness, I love everything that comes out of this band. Aussie indie-folk quintet Boy & Bear caught my ear a few years ago with their gorgeous and rustic rock debut Moonfire, but have, for some reason, not fully taken off in North America yet.

The incredibly talented group have made more than a name for themselves on their home turf, however, with their second album Harlequin Dreams debuting at #1 when released down under this summer. With the first few listens to their latest Fleetwood Mac-reminiscent tunes, I can confidently say that once it hits shelves on our side of the world - we're going to see their story shift.

With a hint of Mumford & Sons and dash of Ryan Adams, Boy & Bear are migrating towards acclaimed folk-rock territory with the melodic and instrument-packed first single "Southern Sun" - a song that's every bit as addictive as any wildfire folk hit I've loved from decades past. Dave Hosking's milky, accented vocals are oh-so-handsome start to finish - especially when joined by his bandmates on the singalong chorus - while the anthemic country strums and twangy riff stay with you long after the track ends.

Get on board with Boy & Bear and pick up the new release on October 29 - it'll be worth every penny.

PS. (Schoolgirl crush on the dreamy ginger drummer).

 


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