BEAR MOUNTAIN – Tickets – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR – December 14th, 2016

BEAR MOUNTAIN

Electro-dance grooves from Vancouver quartet

BEAR MOUNTAIN

Bryson Cone

December, 14th, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

BEAR MOUNTAIN
BEAR MOUNTAIN
Bear Mountain is an electronic dance band from Vancouver, B.C. Stirring and soulful, they blend syncopated bass lines and arpeggiated synth chords with live instrumentation and soaring vocals to create a sound that is both deeply moving, and sweetly captivating. With old heartbreak on the mountain style vocals, Bear Mountain sings with powerful release and vulnerable honesty.

Bear Mountain began as the bedroom project of Ian Bevis. After releasing early demos and remixes online, Ian caught the ear of long-time friend and collaborator Kyle Statham. Together, the two friends brought the sounds to the stage by blending live instrumentation with dance style electronics. Their sound has been described as a mixture between Cut Copy and Passion Pit, infusing lead singer Ian Bevis' vulnerable and emotive vocals.

Says Ian Bevis, "We were trying to capture a feeling. When we wrote these songs we were just completely honest with ourselves, and I think that comes across in the music."

The debut album from Bear Mountain is titled "XO", a collection of songs that is unmistakably fresh and powerfully captivating. From lush synth sounds and chopped vocal samples, to tropical drum beats and house drenched kicks, the album manages to capture the feeling of the infinite and the impossible, all rolled into one.
Bryson Cone
Bryson Cone
Bryson Cone is avant-pop, jazz(ish), soul, synth, weirdo, art rock, bla bla blarf. The Cone is sexy sax and synth, melty guitars, Brian Wilson Bowie vocals and old soul drums and bass. Imagine the sound of a synth being dropped in a boiling pot of Nickelodeon slime with tiny operatic singers chopped up and sprinkled on top by a sad clown poet cooking in his spaceship on a long ride home to planet Conia.

Bryson Cone is a solo project started by Bryson Hansen in March 2016. Hansen is an artist living and working in Portland, OR. Hansen has played in various other projects including main songwriter and singer for Fog Father, synth wizard for Reptaliens, guitar geek for Sex Money Monks and a few guitar gigs with Gary Wilson. Bryson Cone are yet to release a debut EP, but hope to have the first freak pop melt down avail in early 2017.