Edinburgh Popfest
May 31, 2014 - My Grandma was called May

…and May’s been a weird month for us this year.  The bad stuff hinted at below was the death of my (Phil) fantastic, nutty little Mum, which came really suddenly after a couple of weeks of up-and-down-where-the-hell-are-we kinda stuff, so that knocked everything for six – especially the release of ‘Fine Art…’ which kinda got overwhelmed with circumstances.

Real life sucks, sometimes.

Anyway, we’re moving onward and hopefully upwards with our most ambitious release schedule so far – FOUR releases launched on the same day.  May 31st.  Today.  Two from The Bordellos, one from longtime FOTB Matt Bouvier and one from SBR younglings Dog, paper, submarine.

They’re all available  in the Bearshop.  Obviously the downloads are ace, but the CD issues are really something else.  Beautiful sleeves and exclusive tracks and all that gubbins!

I’d have posted pictures of all the sleeves, but WordPress is being a dick.

May 19, 2014 - Highs and lows

Hi there.  Things have been quiet on this site lately, despite our major new release (which happened on May 4th), the very wonderful sophomore album from longtime FOTB Clara Barker which we should have been shouting about from the rooftops.  We’ve had our reasons (and trust us, they were good reasons – bad times at the Small Bear House, but we’re moving forward every day and picking up speed.  it’s not easy, but we’ll get there), but now we’re back – to show you we can really shake it down.

Or something.

Anyhoo, Clara’s album is called “Fine Art & The Breslins” and contains 11 tracks of skewed but joyous acoustical alchemical pop.  It also features some lively artwork by Oscar-nominated artist Juan Moore.  How cool is that?  You can get it – as per –  in our shop or in all the usual places.  be told, though, that if you buy it from the Bearstore on Bandcamp, you get four extra exclusive bonus tracks.  plus, most of the dosh goes to Clara, rather than Steve Jobs’ ghost.  Heh.  job’s a good’un…see what I did there?

So the Bear is BACK!  We’ve got lots coming up, and we promise you we won’t be away this long ever again.