Bye, bye Bear Country.
As you may have seen yesterday, Bear Country will be no more.
Why? Aaron Markley of Slumber Party Records and Bear Country weighed in.
“Bear Country isn’t what it used to be. We consider it to be completely different, actually, so we decided it was time to move on,” Markley said. “Yes, a new project is in the works. I’m sorry I can’t really say more about it now.”
The band has more shows booked, at least according to Facebook, including a date March 12 at Slowdown and another on April 21 at Slowdown opening for Rural Alberta Advantage. I bet that’s where we’ll see the new band name and sound and what have you.
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In other Slumber Party Records news, Omaha four-piece Noah’s Ark Was A Spaceship is set to drop “Hanga-Fang,” which was recorded by Mark McGowan and mixed by AJ Mogis.
Noah’s Ark will host a release party at the Waiting Room on Feb. 25. Shortly thereafter, the band’s going on a nice little tour.
Want a copy? Head over to Saddle Creek Records’ web store and pre-order yourself a copy.
Before then, head to Noah’s Ark’s Facebook page and listen to tracks “Opener” and “Warm Eyes.”
As I always say, I think it’s a good thing when Omaha bands venture outside of the same usual in-town venues and actually build some buzz on the road. Having a hometown audience is good, but your band’s going to need those people in other towns to build a real following.
The band hits the road with fellow Omaha band, The Yuppies, in March. Dates below!
2/25: Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room (Hanga-Fang release party)
3/18: Iowa City, IA @ White Lightning
3/19: Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
3/20: Bloomington, IN @ Clark on Clarke AKA The Blue Room
3/21: Saint Louis, MO @ Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center
3/22: Memphis, TN @ Poplar Lounge
3/23: New Orleans, LA @ TBA
3/24: Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlie’s
3/25: Denton, TX @ HOUSE SHOW!
3/26: Kansas City, MO @ The Brick