Published Jul 31, 2015Regina-based indie rock unit Bears in Hazenmore are about to unleash their sophomore EP Airwaves, but before it arrives, Exclaim! is giving you an exclusive first listen to a new track.
The release follows the band's self-titled 2014 debut EP and hears them maturing and growing together as musicians. "This group of songs comes from a different space compared to our first EP," said vocalist Brady Frank in a press release. "The songs are more developed and shaped by five unique songwriters."
The five-piece tightened up the new songs over the course of a year before laying them down in the studio — a luxury they didn't have the first time around. That process can be heard on "For Her Love Pt. I," which hears the band tinkering with newfound electronic influences.
"'For Her Love Pt. I' is a result of us experimenting with new sounds and ideas as a group," said Frank. "Over the last year it has changed numerous times until we found a sound we were really happy with. It has a more electronic feel than our other songs and initially featured 808s, [though we] eventually moved to kit playing."
You can hear the final results by giving it a listen in the player at the bottom of the post. Airwaves officially lands on August 11, and you can see the group's upcoming live shows in support of the new EP listed below.
08/01 Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park, SK – Park Amphitheatre
08/06 Swift Current, SK - The Lyric Theatre
08/07 Saskatoon, SK – Amigos
08/09 Calgary, AB – Broken City
08/12 Kelowna, BC – Fernando's
08/13 Vancouver, BC – Seven Dining Lounge
08/14 Duncan, BC – Duncan Showroom
08/15 Victoria, BC – Copper Owl
08/16 Vancouver, BC - Cafe Deux Soleils
08/18 Revelstoke, BC – Last Drop
08/19 Canmore, AB - Good Earth Café
08/20 Red Deer, AB – Bo's Bar
08/21 Edmonton, AB – Bohemia
08/22 Calgary, AB – Blind Beggar's Pub
08/28 Regina, SK – The Exchange