Connecticut pop-punkers Angry Bears have finished recording their forthcoming EP. The trio returned to the studio in February to record the follow up to 2012’s raw and energetic Stay Gold. Man Overboard front man Nik Bruzzese is producing the EP, which was recorded at Bruzzese’s Small Hill Studio in New Jersey.
Debut release Stay Gold would subsequently enhance the band’s following from state level to national and beyond in 2012, landing them support slots with Rocky Loves Emily and Victory Records’ Victorian Halls in the process. This rise in popularity was highlighted by a feature in June’s Alternative Press magazine, followed by an appearance at the ‘Rooftop Rockoff’ at Mohegan Sun Casino, all of which preceded a busy end to the year, with an number of live outings that would see Angry Bears share the stage with some of the most hotly tipped bands in pop-punk including On My Honor, Audiostrobelight, Major League & Life On The Sideline.
The as yet untitled forthcoming EP is slated for release in early summer.
Initially established in 2008 under the name Licensed To Save, Aaron, Dylan & Rich-O reformed as Angry Bears in early 2010 with a new sound, energy and passion for music.
Angry Bears made short work of making a name for themselves in the local scene, grabbing attention with their high octane, aggressive live shows during which the band is renowned for forging an energetic rapport with their ever growing crowds. In spring of 2012, Angry Bears released their debut E.P Stay Gold, producing a release that integrates the natural aggression and raw energy of the band, with up beat tempo and melody, and unlike many of their contemporaries, Angry Bears impresses when delivering both the ‘pop’ and the ‘punk’ in this engaging six track release.
With word spreading beyond merely state level, Angry Bears landed a number of notable support slots, with the likes of Rock Loves Emily, and Victory Records’ Victorian Halls. Continued recognition culminated in Angry Bears receiving two nominations at the ‘Whalie Awards’ (Best Record & Best Punk/Ska Song) – Southeastern Connecticut’s answer to The Grammys.
Stay Gold only fuelled the fire already surrounding Angry Bears, and a feature in June’s Alternative Press magazine acknowledged the bands continued assault on national and international recognition. A performance at the ‘Rooftop Rockoff’ at Mohegan Sun Casino kick started a busy summer of shows for the band who then went on to join On My Honor, Above The Underground and Audiostrobleight on their U.S tour in September.
In the run-up to the 2012 winter holiday period Angry Bears recorded an exclusive festive song, titled ‘Holladaze’, to be released as part of Easycore’s end-of-year Christmas compilation.
With the new EP nearing completion and their most extensive tour plans to date in the works, 2013 promises to be another exciting year for Angry Bears.
Stay Gold is available now on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/stay-gold-ep/id513283776
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