MUSIC

24 Nov

The Inspirational Leader Of The Underground Sound

This week special feature:

Boy & Bear.

Folk. Indie. Music. Just as you like it.

Posted by Anya F. Martinez

'Boy&Bear-UK Tour-Music'

Dave Hosking – Killian Gavin – Tim Hart – Jake Tarasenko – Jon Hart. They play instruments ranging from a tambourine to a banjo and your good old token acoustic guitar. I literally stumbled upon Boy & Bear. I didn’t know what to expect from an Australian indie band with a self proclaimed folk style (not in my usual musical play list), yet, after watching their acoustic sessions, I was blown away……

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Dave Hosking – Killian Gavin – Tim Hart – Jake Tarasenko – Jon Hart. They play instruments ranging from a tambourine to a banjo and your good old token acoustic guitar. I literally stumbled upon Boy & Bear. I didn’t know what to expect from an Australian indie band with a self proclaimed folk style (not in my usual musical play list), yet, after watching their acoustic sessions, I was blown away.

'Boy&Bear-Music' (2)

The lead singer, Dave Hosking’s voice makes you snap your head up, and really listen. Add to that their seamless harmonies, their effortless chord progressions and their more than unique poetic lyrics, and you will be begging iTunes to release more than the one song they list for purchase.

The band was formed in 2009, and after Australian audiences had their first listen, they were hooked. Following that, the guys have been on tour in Australia and the UK, but recently stopped off in NYC to perform at Mercury Lounge. Lucky for me, I caught their acoustic sessions with Big Ugly Yellow Couch. Luckier even, for you.

'Boy&Bear-Music'

I know, I know. There’s a ton of indie bands out there proclaiming the same feats as Boy & Bear, but there is something about this band that really strikes me.  Maybe it is the way they really listen to each other when they are playing or the fact that they list Neil Young and Paul Simon as their influences. They are so instrumentally cohesive and unique unlike most cookie cutter bands these days. It is almost like they are in a musical trance, that one feels lucky enough just to witness. I recommend checking out their MySpace page and starting off with “Blood to Gold”. All I could say when that song was over was…

Boy & Bear. Good stuff.

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