Bear Mountain is thrilled to announce their forthcoming release, Badu, the highly anticipated follow up to their critically acclaimed debut, XO. Boasting the band’s signature synth sound with a little magical je-ne-sais-quoi, the LP reaffirms what we’ve always known – Bear Mountain brings an incredibly fresh, unexpected quality to everything they do. Badu is set for release on September 9th via Last Gang Records. For a first taste of the new LP, check out Give It Up here.
Formed in 2011, Bear Mountain (who take their name from Jack Kerouac’s 1958 novel The Dharma Bums) far surpasses the parameters of a traditional indie band. Their highly rhythmic, vocally driven sound draws heavily upon a shared appreciation of house music and always keeps an ear to the dance floor. Their unique sound has garnered them a devoted and excited fan base that has repeatedly taken the band to #1 on Hype Machine.
Bear Mountain has also come to be known for their wild atypical performances. Seeing them live is a unique, whirlwind experience and an important part of the overall story. Blending instrumentation with fully immersive visual projections and lighting components, the band’s set has been likened to performance art that seeks to awaken the senses and push the boundaries of the live experience indefinitely. Over the course of past two years, Bear Mountain has taken their much talked about live show on the road across North America opening for acts like Bloc Party, Hot Chip, and Cut Copy, as well as performing at festivals such as The Governor’s Ball, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and Sasquatch.