BEAR THE WEATHER – RAMPANT (SEE AMERICA, PT 1) is at Top 200 Radio Now!!!

My first add of 2017 came via a recommendation from a friend, and true to that friend’s form, Bear the Weather is lovely. They’re a Seattle-based folky band—a bit of a twang, a bit of a 90s alt influence, a lot of posi vibes and earnest spirit. It’s going for spins both on CMJ/Top 200 and AAA or folk rotations, if that’s a format you do. It’s a nice 5-track EP so we can start this year off right together! We made our CMJ debut at #179, in a week that may possibly have been the last CMJ chart ever?? STILL HARD TO SAY, but if so that was a great way to go out, and if not, well I’d love to see this record keep on climbing it!! And if so, let’s still push it up on the other charts, I’ve seen it pop up on NACC and Muzooka too!! You should DEFINITELY have a hard copy of this one, except for the very small number of you who I know prefer downloads—I sent hard copies to basically every single station I’m aware of existing. Check it out!

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Rampant (See America, pt 1) is the debut EP from Bear the Weather, which comprises Tennessee singer-songwriter Michael Fielden and a collective of folk, rock, and jazz musicians from Seattle, WA. The members of BTW draw upon their diverse musical influences and backgrounds to form a sound that is roots-oriented but forward thinking, powerful but sophisticated. When combined with Fielden’s insightful songs of exploration and hard-won humanity, the results are unforgettable.

See America is a tribute to those who disappear in order to understand the darkness. The intrepid dropouts. The penitent romantics. The beatified losers. The strangers inside ourselves.

RIYL: Head and the Heart, Jason Isbell, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Cass McCombs, Dawes, Band of Horses, Tobias the Owl

Start With: 3, 1, 2                                                           FCC CLEAN


Photo by Amber Zbitnoff Photography


Contact me for a download link if you’re a radio rep!

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