Ten Years

Bears album cover

It’s officially been ten years since the release of the first Bears album! A lot has happened since then and, at the same time, it feels like very little time has passed.

We have a few copies of the LP and many copies of the CD remaining in our shop.

Thanks for sticking with us for ten years! Let’s see what happens on the twentieth anniversary.

Photo from our first live show
(Photo from our first live show: Beachland Tavern, June 11, 2006)

Working Slowly

Hey, it’s almost the end of 2015, and we haven’t updated the site since mid-2014. That’s mostly because we haven’t had anything to say, however, we have recently begun to write new songs. They sound a little different than our previous albums, and I really believe that’s a good thing. Who wants to keep writing the same songs over and over? Not me, I think. We’ll see how it goes.

For now, check out this playlist we made on Spotify.

Press starting to come in…

There have been a few nice posts lately about Greater Lakes and especially about the first single, “Eleven a.m.” It’s been a while since we’ve released an album, and I had forgotten how nice it is to read these little clips.

The Fire Note
Cleveland Scene Magazine
Das Klienicum (German)
Miojo Indie (Portuguese)
The Wounded Jukebox
360 Grados de SeparaciĆ³n (Spanish)
One Chord to Another
Like Sugar
Tram 7 (Swedish)
5 Acts
The Noise Is
I Rock Cleveland
Guteshoerenistwichtig (German)
Come Pick Me Up
Captain’s Dead
Parasites and Sycophants
Ardent Studios (an interview, of sorts)

Of course the LP or CD can still be pre-ordered here: shop

Test presses have been approved

We just approved the test pressings for the vinyl version of Greater Lakes today, so we’ll have them in just a few weeks! Kickstarter backers will get them right away, and everyone else will get it in February. There was an issue with the first round of tests, but the second one (pictured below) sounded a lot better. They even used fancy translucent greenish vinyl. How nice. The real version will be pressed on clear vinyl.