Tuesday, May 4, 2010

We Are Not Bears? With Strings? AND A CHOIR?!

As Will mentioned before, a few weeks ago, I completed my four years at SUNY Purchase with my Senior Recital. It's been a long time coming, and boy, am I sure it's done! Anyways, here's the other tune from the evening to feature the string quartet, choir, and We Are Not Bears. It's called 'Where I Grew Up", and I'm sure you'll love it!

Check back soon...big shit's goin' down!

-Kypo, WANB

7" Split with Trails: almost out of the oven!

That's right, our 4 song split with our colleagues/business partners/buds Trails is almost done!  Mastering's done, plating's done, and duplication's done.  We just need to design a label for the center of the disc and a graphic for the sleeve.
Our ABR counterparts Zona Mexicana and Elemeno just released their 7" split and it sounds awesome.  It's freakin' surreal to hear those good old vinyl pops and hisses in conjunction with that new sounding music.
Anyway, I put together a little teaser of the We Are Not Bears/Trails split just to give you something to chew on until we release it.  There it is.  Go ahead.  Don't be shy now.

The records (yes, VINYL) will be available for just $7 and there might even be some free downloads.
If you don't buy them, the hipsters will...

Please save our records from becoming hipster wall decor (or earrings for this guy) by giving them a good, loving home.

Track one of Will's SCUBA diving soundtrack

This piece of video is from our man Kyle's senior recital.  He's a big boy now, and to prove it, he arranged one of his songs for a string quartet, 2 guitars, piano, and a choir!  His mom was there, she brought cookies, his dad played first violin, and I'm sure tears were shed.
Our friend Sam Bennett (prodigy filmmaker, and trumpet player in Sex God Cowboys) flip camera'd the thing for us, and we put up a few mics in the room so ya'll could sink your teeth into this musical piece of chocolate cake.

The reason I titled this post as such was because this song gives me the sudden urge to go for a dive in some dark, warm, Caribbean, sharkless, sea water.
Hoping you feel the same,

P.S.  There's been some talk at the apartment of turning this gem into a full-fledged We Are Not Bears song!  oohwhee!  I know, right?

Monday, May 3, 2010

James Ryan (We Are Not Bears' bassist) makes his We Are Not Bears blog debut

This very rare footage was captured at an unknown cocktail event some weeks ago.  The videographer who came forward with this incredibly sought-after footage insisted on remaining anonymous. This probably won't disturb you.

HOLD UP!        Let it load...

In other news:
Someone once told me that the revolution will not be televised and just now, someone told me that the truth will also not be televised.  It's a bold message, and kind of scary if you think about it.  I certainly like what it's suggesting we do, though.
On a lighter note, tune in next time for a video scored with some We Are Not Bears music!

May we break bread in the real world,

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sex, Drugs, and Video Games: An Interview With We Are Not Bears

Oh, hello...didn't see you there!

Well come on in, stay a while! Oh, and make sure you check out this brand new interview that We Are Not Bears did with The Purchase Brick. Don't worry...we gave it half of our attention, I swear!

Needless to say, Will got his ass kicked.

Big Love,
Kyle, WANB

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

We Are Not Bears Would Like To Apologize

Hey everybody,

Sorry for the gap in content here. We've been super fucking busy the past couple of weeks, and haven't had a moment to sit down and give y'all something worth the light of day. That all changes NOW! RIGHT NOW!!! We've got a brand new video up for you to glue your sorry specs to, and I think you'll find it quite entertaining:

Aside from making this purdy little picture for all of you to enjoy, WANB has been hard at work, writing new songs, booking/playing shows, and getting ready to hit the ground running in a big fancy studio! Also, WANB will be paying as part of my senior recital, with a full string quartet and a HUGE choir to boot! WOOO!!!! Plus, by the end of May, you'll be able to get your dirty fingers on a copy of our 7" split E.P. with Trails, being pressed to wax AS YOU READ THIS VERY SENTENCE! Stay posted, 'cause this lack of content ends here. More shit to come, I swear on your mother's grave!

-Kypo, WANB

Sunday, March 21, 2010

WPKN Broadcast: now suspended in time!

Hey there, internet!
Dreadfully sorry that we haven't been able to post in a while, things have been pretty busy here at We Are Not Bears camp.  Between writing, practicing, our personal lives, having crime-fighting alter egos, and becoming zombies for one night this week,
the internet can sometimes be pushed to the back of our minds (except maybe Kyle's).
Anyway, for those of you who MISSED our appearance on Jim Motavalli's show on WPKN last week,
here's the interview in four fun-sized chunks for ya.

WPKN interview Part 1:

WPKN interview Part 2:

WPKN interview Part 3:

WPKN interview Part 4:

Allrighty people, you'll hear from us again soon.
In the meantime check out this band called toe, then get some sun on that pasty ass of yours.
Much love, Will.