FROM: Jacksonville, FL
SUNBEARS! - an indie / psychedelic / electronic pop duo hailing from Jacksonville, FL. Not unlike Wayne Coyne's Flaming Lips, their live show is not to be missed. Interactive visuals and lighting astound the eyes and ears. Since forming in 2008, the band has released a handful of EP's and a vinyl single. In May 2010, they were selected as one of the best unsigned bands by Alternative Press, and, as a result, tapped to record a song for the hit children\'s television show, Yo Gabba Gabba, as well performing several dates on the southeast tour of YGG's "Super Music Friends Show". Their song/video "Imagination Adventure" aired on YGG in Spring 2011. In March 2011, SUNBEARS! officially showcased at SXSW 2011 to a captive Austin audience.
Their amazing live show and sheer joy that their songs exude have put them in high demand on the road with support slots on national tours with Mates of State (Barsuk), The Black Kids (Columbia Records), Dredg and Gil Mantera's Party Dream.
Recorded at NYC's Singing Serpent Studios, SUNBEARS! channeled the ghost of The Dakota, instilling as much Plastic Ono Band as the aforementioned Lips, resulting in their their debut full length You Will Live Forever, a lesson in peace & love and their impact on an unforeseeable future.
"There's just no way a sound this big comes from two guys... but apparently it does."
- Alternative Press
"'Give Love A Try' is a sunny and psychedelic-pop tune from the emerging Jacksonville, FL duo. If you're experiencing an Indian Summer right now, this is the track for you."
- Under The Radar
"More sun than bears."
- Zap mag
Jared Boowser (drums, percussion)
Jonathan Berlin (vocals, bass, guitar, programming)
Give Love A Try
They Think They're Soooo Philosophical
Hi-Res Band Photo
Hi-Res Album Cover Image