This Friday we are playing a really special show with our brothers from another mother, the Kyle Sowashes and Winter Makes Sailors. The show is called Helling Yeah and it will be a celebration of our buddy Brett Helling. All proceeds will be donated to the American Federation of Suicide Prevention. There are limited tickets available. If you would like to attend, please acquire your tickets now.
Our old pals at Ghettoblaster are previewing the first track on Doubt & Distortion. Check it out!
LP test pressings are being reviewed this weekend (180 gram vinyl, pressed in CLEVELAND). And we already have CDs. It’s finally really happening. Our second album of 10 righteous melodies will be in your dirty hands this November.
Release shows are scheduled in Newport, KY (Cincy), Indianapolis and Columbus. More news to come!
It’s officially official. We’re wrapping up mixing right now, discussing art and album titles and will have 10-13 hot new tracks ready to kick your summer in the pouch.
Hey, jerks. We’re taking the new record out to some familiar haunts in Chicago and Dubuque. Share the news with your friends in middle America. Or not.
We *shouldn’t* get too excited after a nice review, or two bummed after a bad one. We should do what we do for ourselves. But sometimes a positive review makes your midsection tremble with vindication and satisfaction; as such, for crying out loud, Rick Allen nailed this review. It’s almost like he was privy to our first band emails when we decided to start Bi Bear. Because what he says in the review is everything I wanted us to sound like.
I like this part the best:
At Friday’s show, we’ll be selling limited edition physical copies of the album that will be housed in a hand numbered and silk screened package, designed by our great friend and amazing illustrator Clint Reno.
Hand screened posters will also be on Sale at Friday’s show.
You can check out all of Reno’s stuff here.
See ya Friday?!
- Year of our Ladybirds
- Black Quarterbacks
- Fifty Percent Done
- Cardinal Codes
- Built for Futures
- Off to Work
- Wave of Lost Summers
Tracks 1, 6, 7 & 8 were engineered and mixed by Jon Chinn and Max Lewis at Central City Recording
Track 5 was engineered by Bicentennial Bear and mixed by Sean Sefcik in various basements and work lofts
Mastered by Chris Keffer at Magnetic North Studio
Artwork by Clinton Reno
All songs written and arranged by Bicentennial Bear © 2011 Billy Peake, ASCAP
Adam Dowell: Bass, Percussion
Scott Haynes: Drums, Glockenspiel
Billy Peake: Guitar, Vocals
Sean Sefcik: Guitar
Leah Wahlin: Viola, Vocals
And the Dispatch gave us a liitle love on Thursday to push the show. Unfortunately, the masses were hammered on green beer and jello shots and probably missed it. But that’s why we’re re-posting.
We are heading to Cleveland tomorrow to record the second half of our June release with Mr. Todd Tobias of GBV/Robert Pollard production fame. My alarm is set for 6:15 AM. It’s 2:30 AM. What is wrong with me?
I should be preparing for tomorrow, but instead I’ve been re-searching Trevor’s breed possibilities (for a second I thought he might have a little Samoyed in him, but he’s most likely a Golden Retriever/Chow mix). Did I mention that I research this every six months and conclude the same?
No matter how much I do or don’t prepare, I’ma rewrite half of my guitar and vocal lines about 15 minutes before I track. Well, probably not. But after a long week of work, working out and fending off a sideways flu, I don’t have any good ideas left. So here I am, puking out nonsense for no one. Anyhow, yeah, Todd Tobias at Waterloo studio. This should be a golden time.