So, today I finally got around to finishing Bearstronaut's entire available discography! I say "available" because they have one album from 2009 that's virtually lost outside of one song ("Wire") that they re-recorded in 2013
- which sounds great, might I add. I got the opportunity to e-mail Dave Martineau of Bearstronaut recently and asked him about that record, and unfortunately he said they have no plans to bring it back from the vault since it's "not at all who they are now". I can respect that, and at least I can enjoy "Wire" from it!
I definitely think Telecoast
is their best work yet, but their two EPs, Satisfied Violence
, were still enjoyable. Satisfied Violence
I felt was a bit more guitar-oriented, with "Moniker" probably being the only one that lines up with their Telecoast
, on the other hand, was a very consistent EP and flowed nicely, with each track being pretty danceable, summery synthpop for the most part. Finally, the 2 remaining non-album singles I hadn't listened to yet, "Where I'll Die" and "It's New Year's (Or Never)" were pretty good also - the former definitely shows the band transitioning even further to the Telecoast
sound, while the latter was more or less written to be a holiday song, and despite being a bit sentimental, it has some beautiful harmonies in it.
Anyway, I think it's only fair to make a second pack now that I've gone through the rest of their available stuff. Since I already covered Telecoast
in the first pack I posted here, this 6-pack spans those 2 EPs and any additional songs I think would be fun in the game. For variety, I chose not to include any duplicates from @Dangimarocker
's pack, either. Again, I highly recommend checking these out!Bearstronaut 02Paradice (Entrapment)Passenger SideSensual SanctuaryWhere I'll DieWire (Live from Fortune Studios)Working Nights
Also, I should mention - Martineau revealed in those e-mails that they have big plans to release more music this year...so stay tuned, all two of you Bearstronaut fans
I'll post here again when they get released; he hinted that another new release may come in "a few weeks maybe".