PRAISE FOR LEFT
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
This album is a weird hit of mid-2000s indie with some folk rock elements and a really fragile-sounding structure that I fell for over and over again ... an amazing album seemingly out of nowhere, and definitely one of the best of the year.
- If It's Too Loud
“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
Links to Press:
BTRtoday | The Music Digest
Spill Magazine | Spill Album Review: Bear Grass - LEFT
Spotlight News | Bear Grass’ “Left” touches on lead singer’s longing for home
If it's Too Loud | First Listen: New Releases for 10 August
Secret Meeting | Bear Grass LEFT Review
Soundblab | Album Review: Bear Grass - LEFT
The Record | Troy-based Band Set to Release Sophomore Album
The Alt | On Track: Reckoning With Oneself Through Song
Immersed In Cool Music | My life in a nutshell and the latest new music that sustains me…
All Over Albany | Music Break: Bear Grass
Atwood Magazine | Premiere: Bear Grass Create A Sense Of Security & Distrust In “Snake In The Grass"
Times Union | Bear Grass Seeks Maximum Impact From Album Release
Playlist Play | Video Premiere: Bear Grass, "Wash Over Me"
Hudson Valley Magazine | 8 Hudson Valley Bands You Should Be Listening to Right Now
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