Bear and the Beasts
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Bear and the Beasts

Denver, Colorado, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | INDIE

Denver, Colorado, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2016
Band Americana Indie


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"Denver Underground - 5 Local Artists to Check Out in June"

Bear and the Beasts first described themselves to us as a “Bruce Springsteen for hipsters” — but they’re way more than that, and to be honest, that title doesn’t do them justice. Their second introduction as “soul-tinged rock music” feels more on the mark to us. Maybe they’re a little country or folk — or maybe they’re more rock or soul. Either way, we immediately loved Bear and the Beasts energy. They have the typical instruments you’d see in most bands — guitar, drums — but what makes them stand out are the horn arrangements thrown into their songs. The band is relatively new, and their debut EP The Convalescent was released in April of 2017. It’s rare for a band this new to sound this composed, but it feels as if Bear and the Beasts have been doing this way longer than they actually have been. - 303 Magazine


The Convalescent EP - April 2017

The American - January 2019



Bear and the Beasts are a rowdy 6-piece soul-tinged Americana band from Denver that blends elements of folk, jazz, and roots into a cosmic sound that can explode like a quasar or float like a Tesla Roadster through space.  With a white-knuckled, bone-rattling intensity and a compositional command that is downright orchestral, they tackle themes such as social justice, death, and millennial malaise with a paradoxical sense of gravitas and irreverence.  Backed with devastatingly powerful songwriting, delicately crafted vocal harmonies, and lush, innovative horn arrangements, Bear and the Beasts have created a powerful tour de force that can turn the diviest bar into a tent revival.  

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