In a time when people like Laura Veirs, Lucy Dacus, Anna Burch and the aforementioned Soccer Mommy have all released albums to critical acclaim, Bear Grass deserve to be included in that company. Their tightly-honed sound provides the perfect backdrop for the hugely emotive vocals that instantly hook you. Do yourselves a favor and check out this fine collection as soon as you can.
- Secret Meeting
PRAISE FOR LEFT
“The band is seen wandering these wooded areas in various states of subtle emotion. A little micro-expression of joy, of sorrow, of contemplation ... Wash Over Me elicits a lot of sentiment found throughout Bear Grass’ forthcoming ablum, LEFT. The album is dedicated to Hammon’s upbringing on the Pacific coast, and the longing of returning, the tug of the sea." - Playlist Play
"With a title like “Snake in the Grass,” it should warn the listener that Bear Grass’ latest single isn’t really going to be a sweet, elegiac ballad. Nonetheless, like any actual snake in the grass, it lures you in with its relaxing nature, but when you realize the subject matter, it leaves you with a weight of emotion that the best indie-rock songs do." - Atwood Magazine
"Singer Katie Hammon's voice is this fresh from the dryer blanket feeling instrument that just draws you in. But there is this odd distortion throughout the song that pulls you away and further in at the same time, along with some shoegaze style swirls. It's a majestic indie rock song while still almost being a pretty mainstream folk style song. You're pretty guaranteed to love this one." - If It's Too Loud
“Lead singer Katie Hammon drove an absolutely intoxicating 10-song set, which quickly won over The Hollow audience…It’s easy to see why Hammon and Bear Grass are a local band that stand out as on the rise; she’s reminiscent of a Nina Gordon of Veruca Salt fame.”