San Francisco, CA (Top40 Charts/ Green Light Go Entertainment)
Is it worth the risk? Rochester, Michigan's indie pop rock sextet, Bear Lake thinks it is. Their latest song, "Scissors," from the forthcoming If You Were Me, deals with the merits of leaving the dreaded day job to pursue music full time. "When we wrote this song, we were all dealing with the question of whether to risk it all and pursue a music career, or to keep the typical 9 to 5 crap jobs which provide money but little happiness," says Jon Rice, lead guitarist, and vocalist. "We have since made the plunge into full time music, and we couldn't be happier about it. Every time I listen to the song now, it becomes an affirmation that we made the right decision". "Scissors," with its compelling synth intro, driving drums and perfectly pop falsetto vocals, is proof enough that Bear Lake made the right decision. In case you need more, their 127 spot on the CMJ Top 200, song placements in "One Tree Hill", "Bones
", "Melrose Place", and Josh Radnor's Happythankyoumoreplease, and upcoming gigs with The Raconteurs, Sheryl Crow, and Bedouin Soundclash
should suffice...for now. Take the plunge with Bear Lake's "Scissors" now: http://glgpub.com/file_download/216/Bear-Lake-Scissors.mp3
The highly anticipated release of If You Were Me has already met fans with much satisfaction and has them begging for more Bear Lake. Radio has taken a liking to the band, as Bear Lake debuted at number 16 on the CMJ Adds chart, and within three weeks has landed at number 127 on the CMJ top 200, a ranking that is sure to increase. Rachel May of the Detroit Free Press calls the album "captivating from the first song to the last," a true compliment from an accomplished musician and journalist.
Since they formed in January 2008, the members of Bear Lake have shared a common purpose: to make music that matters as a whole, where no one stands above anyone else and everyone has equal access to the spotlight. Six men from Metro Detroit in their twenties, each bringing their own unique songwriting style to the table, found magic in the fusion of ideas and harmony in their masterful, melancholy voices. They create a gutsy, new wave sound that marries the magic of Band of Horses, the epic might of early Radiohead and the pop sensibility of Guster and Snow Patrol. Their incredible energy draws listeners in quickly to their circle of songs, warmth of their stories and to their collaborative musical journey.