Bearstronaut

Bearstronaut

 Medford, Massachusetts, USA
BandPopEDM

Live. Dance. Party. Bearstronaut is Synth-Pop Dance-Rock. Bearstronaut is four guys who come together and try to create something they all consider "dance music"...it's a loose term.

Biography

Dance is a loose term, but its also an inevitable directive. Whether on stage or on record, Boston electronic-pop quartet, Bearstronaut, has made a name in their hometown for sparking instant dance parties. Despite their rather frigid-weather Northeast origins, Bearstronaut has been dubbed "tank-top pop" due to their warm, tropical synth-pop sound.

Their growing reputation has been staked on two distinct entities: their energetic, dynamic, and engaging live performances, and their uber-polished, glossy home recordings. After self releasing an EP in 2009, Bearstronaut inspired the creation of one of Bostons most in-demand record labels, Vanya Records. Vanya founder Michael Marotta (the pill, WFNX) stated that he launched Vanya just to hear Bearstronauts Moniker on vinyl" - the way the bands signature, post-disco epic was meant to be heard. After releasing the Moniker 7-inch in September 2011, Bearstronaut teamed up with Vanya again in November of 2012 for their home recorded EP titled, Paradice.

Bearstronaut has garnered several nominations from media and other music organizations (Best Electronic Act, 2012 Boston Music Awards; Best Electronic Act and Song of the Year, 2011 Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll; 2011 CMJ Top Bands To See; Best New Act, 2010 Boston Phoenix BMP). They have also shared the stage with such acts as Passion Pit, fun., A-Trak, Bad Rabbits, St. Lucia, Surfer Blood, Araab Muzik, Body Language, Japandroids, Dragonette, Holy Fuck, and Divine Fits.

The band has had multiple songs placed on the 2013 Season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and their single "Passenger Side" is in regular rotation as a pump-up song during Red Sox home games at Fenway Park. Bearstronaut recently participated in the Boston Calling Music Festival earning an enormously positive response.

BANDCAMP:
http://bearstronaut.bandcamp.com

Discography

"Where I'll Die" Single
Paradice EP
"Passenger Side" Single
"Birds of Prey" Single
Satisfied Violence
"Roger Was a Dancer" Single
"Moniker" Single
"Shannon" Single
Broken Handclaps
Wire EP

Set List

Set length: From 30 minutes to 1hr 30mins as needed. All original material from LP, EP, etc except under special circumstances. Can do live DJ sets for both before/after live performance set.

Original material:
Wire
Moniker
Sensual Sanctuary
Shannon
Roger was a Dancer
No Reunion
Paradice
Entrapment
Birds of Prey
Passenger Side
A Better Hand
Painted in the Dark

Covers:
Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears
Don't Change by INXS