Metro-Detroiters Bear Lake have been busy working on their 3rd album, If You Were Me (order here) and are finally ready to release it to the world. The six-piece band describes the 12 track album as “a more pointed retrospective in their lyrics while still maintaining the diversity that they are known for.” The first single “Scissors” is an immediately catchy guitar rock song, but its layered with a multitude of elements. Jon Rice’s’ emotive vocals, sweeping synth, melodic hook, and the latter half’s subtle breakdown all make for a memorable track.
Bear Lake – Scissors (free .mp3)
Bear Lake is offering up 2 guest list spots to their album release show on Saturday, May 21st at the Magic Bag in Ferndale. Be sure to leave a comment (with e-mail address)
by Wednesday, May 18th to qualify and I’ll pick a reader (plus one) for the show! UPDATE Super Christy, you are the winner. Look out for an e-mail with details later tonight. Thanks!
5/21/11 – Detroit CD Release show – Magic Bag (buy tickets here)
6/5/11 – Taste of Ann Arbor
6/10/11 – Live @ PJ’s – Ann Arbor
6/24/11 – opening for Bedouin Soundclash @ The Shelter
7/26/11 – Frederik Meijer Gardens – Grand Rapids