Wednesday, February 24, 2010

At Last, The Spectacle: We Are Not Bears w/Kid:Nap:Kin!

  Attention to all you head bangers, dance floor populators, and even hipsters who pretend not to care: We Are Not Bears is honored to be playing a show of shows alongside some of our most favorite and most respected fellow bands!

SPACE GHOST COWBOYS
     Anthemic rock for the broken hearted.

No One and The Somebodies (NOATS)
     A schizophrenic good time.

KID:NAP:KIN
     Reviews have said: "...a full dosage of metal-infused ear candy, best suited for the intellectually-inclined headbanger, rock-‘n’ roller, punk rocker..." 
                                                 "Jeff Buckley kicking into a psycho rant with axe chops of guitar, or a jazz chord break in a punk song"
                                                 "they put the soul back into the technical"

We Are Not Bears
     Pssht.  Girl, you know my style...

Hope to see ya'll there.  This will be BIG.  New songs will be played, merch will be sold, confetti will be thrown, police cars will be flipped, tears will be shed, and babies will be born.

Go for a swim
--Will





                                                  

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Without Words

Sad news from the Bears camp today everybody. Friend, musician, student, lover, and hustler extraordinaire, drummer William Whatley, has been eaten by a shark. This shocking photo (above) was captured just prior to his passing. He will be sorely missed. RIP you glorious groove angel. We will press forward though, playing with a 16-Bit drum machine, in dayglow and Raybans from this point forward.

In other news, you should take a moment to check out this preview of a brand new Radiohead song played at their Haiti benefit concert in LA. Word on the street is that the new album is WRAPPED. You can never tell with them though...I heard this one will be released strickly on 8-track tape and tuna sandwiches. Do yourself a favor though and watch this:



Will isn't dead. New tunes soon...come on by!

-Kypo

Monday, February 15, 2010

Chuck! It's your cousin, Marvin BERRY. You know that new sound you're looking for?


Whattup all you lovers, haters, pilgrims, and quakers?
I hear that each and every one of you has been looking for something fresh and exciting for your Walkmen and Ipods.  Lucky for you is this: Dozens of friends, enemies, yings, yangs, bings, and bangs have come together to bring you a collection of songs guaranteed to give aural erections as well as rekindle that once blazing fire that resides deep inside of us all.  It is (nowadays) a dwindling flame that can only be fueled by new (and high quality) rock music.
Instead of Marty McFly bringing you the next wave of rock and roll,  it's the Cake Life Collective and  American Buffalo Recordings.

NEW things are happening with guitars, drums, and vocal chords so wise-the-F-up and download Cake Life Collective/American Buffalo Recordings Compilation Vol. 2 RIGHT HERE
We Are Not Bears is on it, as are many of the other bands that are bringing rock and roll back from the dead.  Sick! Right, bro? Yeah!










In Bears specific news:  We've got new shows coming up, newly finished recordings,  and we are well under way with writing a full-length album.
Also, we sincerely hope that yesterday, you got to make out or at least eat some candy with someone whom you think is sexy.  If not, don't worry about because We Are Not Bears would love to be your Valentine, you amazing person, you.



Until next time, stay thirsty my friends(I know I didn't make that up, but I want to be the Dos Equis guy)
--Will

Monday, February 8, 2010

A PSA from We Are Not Bears: More Fire, My Youth

Do you understand what it's like to be an alien? A legal ALIEN?! IN NEW YORK! No, not a washed up adult-contemporary English fuck. I speak of Shinehead, my brethren, and this video just might be my new favorite of all time...well, the 90's at least. Now, get down like a sunflower in the shower, you cockamamie!



In WANB news, we'll be spending the next few weeks writing new tunes and dusting off the old, polishing 'em up, and wrapping them in new shiny packages for your listening pleasure. I'm talkin' LP numero uno, doods! Check back for some clips and snips from the Bears camp and, as always, more fire.

Now gw'on

-Kypo

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Forgive Me

We're all human right? Most of us?
Therefore, we all make mistakes, especially my not-always-paying enough-attention-to-detail-self.  The aforementioned radio show is NOT taking place on Tuesday the 9th of February, but on the 23rd of February.  That's the 23RD OF FEBRUARY.  I'm sure that this radio show will completely trump any other event in history on this day (except maybe for the birth of Debbie Kruck).

Anyway, I apologize for the mix up.  But now you need some way to pass the time until the fourth Tuesday of the month!  I recommend watching this guy dance his ass off until then.  This video's really fantastic.





OK people, we'll have some new tracks up for you soon (ooh la la, I know right?)
Until then, stay literate and get some fresh air.
--Will

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tesla would be proud

Hey all you people out there in internet land!  Remember that thing that people used to get both their music AND information from? Nope, guess again. Warmer, warmer.... Yes! The radio, and We Are Not Bears will be on it on Tuesday, November 9th!  Cool right? I know.
We will be interviewed by the very respectable and environmentally involved Jim Motavalli. (Jim's website)  This upstanding citizen has had books published, he blogs weekly for The New York Times,  he has had articles published in E The Environmental Magazine as well as The Times, and for some reason he still has time to have a weekly radio show on WPKN during which he plays and promotes new music that he's interested in.  His show airs on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month and, luckily, you can stream it online right from the radio stations website.  Hooray!
We Are Not Bears will play a set live on the air and be interviewed by Mr. Motavalli in between songs.
We'll be talking about upcoming releases and future plans as well as playing some new material for you fine sexy people out there.  Tune in, get turned on, and stay in school
-Will (and fellow hard-ass, Samuel Aaron Bennett)

Monday, February 1, 2010

We Are Not Bears and Trails: 7" Sneak Peek!

We thought we'd start the new official We Are Not Bears blog off with a bang, so here it is: a sneak peak of the forthcoming Trails/We Are Not Bears 7" split, being released on American Buffalo Recordings in the coming month. These mixes are fresh out of the studio (seriously, we walked out about an hour ago), so we hope you enjoy a little taste of the sounds to come. Stay tuned for the two other American Buffalo Recordings splits as well, featuring Time Vampire/Weird Korea, and Zona Mexicana/Elemeno. These are all great bands with great people and even better tunes.

You can download the preview here.

In other news, WANB just played a killer show with New Paltz's own Sharks Roar at King Killer Studios in Park Slope, BK. These guys kick ass, so expect some more WANB/Sharks Roar shows soon in a town near you!

If you're feeling generous, we've just finished pressing a second batch of WANB tees (check out the picture above) and self-titled EP's. We're in the midst of setting up a Paypal account, but in the mean time, get at us and we can work something out. Tees and CD's are $5 a piece, or $8 together.

Of course, you can download the EP for free by clicking this link with your mouse.

Anyways, before I begin to ramble, enjoy the goods, and stay posted for more news. Very exciting news actually. Seriously, check back soon.

I love you
-Kypo, WANB