With a successful run at SXSW and a sold-out spring headline tour, including NYC’s Bowery Ballroom and LA’s The Troubadour, already under their belts for 2014, Australia’s Boy & Bear have announced additional North American summer dates around their already confirmed appearances at the Firefly Music Festival (June 21) and Forecastle Music Festival (July 19). The band will bring their vibrant melodies and rich harmonies to a handful of new cities starting with Nashville on June 24 (full set of dates is below).
While lead single “Southern Sun” remains Top 10 on the Triple A Top 30 Radio Chart, the band has also unveiled a new video for album track “Bridges,” which was shot in Melbourne by local visual collective OH YEAH WOW, who have created stunning visuals in the past for Gotye, Aloe Blacc and The Paper Kites. This video features the five band members occupying a miniature house, full of miniature things all handcrafted by OH YEAH WOW.
was recorded at Australia's legendary Alberts Studio, produced by Boy & Bear and ARIA-award winner Wayne Connolly and mixed by Seattle-based Phil Ek (Band Of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty
). In Australia, the album had a steady run at #1, was certified Gold, and received several ARIA Award nominations, including Best Group, Best Rock Album and Producer Of The Year. This follows their award-winning debut LP Moonfire
, which won five awards at 2011 ARIAs, including the coveted group and best album prizes for their acclaimed debut – Album Of The Year, Best Group, BREAKthrough Album, BREAKthrough Single and Best Adult Contemporary Album.
Boy & Bear is Dave Hosking (lead singer/guitars), Killian Gavin (vocals/guitars), Tim Hart (drums, vocals, guitars), Jon Hart (vocals/keys/mandolin) and Dave Symes (bass). Boy & Bear on tour (*Festival Appearance):
Sat, June 21 Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival*
Tue, June 24 Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
Sat, June 28 St. Catharines, ON @ SCENEFEST*
Mon, June 30 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Wed, July 2 Cleveland, OH @ Cambridge Room @ HOB
Sun, July 6 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
Sat, July 12 Winnipeg, MB @ Winnipeg Folk Festival*
Sun, July 13 Winnipeg, MB @ Winnipeg Folk Festival*
Tue, July 15 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
Wed, July 16 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
Thur, July 17 St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
Sat, July 19 Louisville, KY @ Forecast Festival*