Posts Tagged ‘Sombear’

November 1, 2017
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Luna Shadows’ wispy and graceful, breathy and limber voice dances off our ears beautifully as the Los Angeles artist serenades us with her new single, Youth, the title track from a forthcoming sophomore EP. Luna established herself as one of the most fascinating and mysteriously enchanting pop figures from California this past year with her Summertime EP and her dazzling music. It’s obvious she’ll continue her reign as she teams back up with co-producer SOMBEAR (Brad Hale of Now, Now) on this twilight glistering, poignantly compelling electro pop single. Youth is reminiscent of Elohim’s effervescent electronic pop and Mr Little Jeans’ twinkling synthpop. Luna Shadows will be hitting the road this fall on her debut headlining shows, which will kick off in her adopted hometown of Los Angeles at PopShop West on November 29th before wrapping up on December 9th in New York at the Mercury Lounge. Tickets can be purchased, here. Youth is available from iTunes, here.

June 6, 2017
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New Zealand’s So Below never fails to bewitch me with her dark and gothy music. Ruin is Madeline North’s latest entrancing single, a shimmering, pulsating mass of visceral yet nimble driving electronic pop. She co-wrote the track with Bradley Hale of Now, Now and Sombear as well as singer songwriter Chelsea Jade. So Below explains of Ruin: “This song was written the day after I finished watching Stranger Things so it definitely has some teen angst and spooky vibes in there… basically it’s about trying to rely on someone who always ends up letting you down. It’s one of my favourite tracks to date.” You can purchase the single from iTunes, here.

May 10, 2016
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I’m a very, very big fan of Sombear, the Minneapolis based solo project created by Now, Now’s Bradley Hale. Sombear’s debut album Love You In The Dark was one of my top albums of 2013, and though Bradley Hale has popped up as a collaborator on certain other songs, like the delicious tunes presented by Los Angeles starlet Luna Shadows, he’s been relatively quiet for some time now. This has left me hungering deeply for new Sombear, wondering often when we’d hear from him again. Sombear quietly revealed a new gem earlier today with little fanfare, and I’m quite fortunate to have come upon it. Adore Me takes me into a rich dark sphere of luscious electronic pop. Though it coasts smoothly and dreamily, Adore Me is an intensely transfixing experience, its colossal pop scaling skyscraper heights of statuesque grandeur. It’s divine to hear Bradley Hale’s voice again on Adore Me. When I’m caught up in the midst of this voluminously towering song, Sombear really does seem like the “only ocean reflecting the sun in slow motion”, but one of many fantastic poetic lines on the song. Hopefully, Adore Me marks the coming of more new music from Sombear, but I’m endlessly content just listening to Adore Me on repeat for the time being. Head over to Soundcloud to download the tune.

May 27, 2015
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I’m already ridiculously elated that California based chillstep producer Seven Lions enlisted Sombear on his new cinematic track A Way To Say Goodbye, but now I’m even more overjoyed, because Monstercat signed producer Puppet has given it a gorgeous remix that really takes advantage of the original’s heart rending sentiment. Puppet, apparently, likes to say goodbye in a very epic manner. His goodbye is one that melds electro and progressive together in the most uplifting fashion. Goodbyes are always bittersweet, the last, cherished memory before parting ways. Puppet’s remix certainly captures that feeling, and before you know it, it’s over. This is one of those songs that could soundtrack the closing credits of any emotional moment.

June 6, 2014
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Thanks to Brad Hale, aka Sombear, I’ve discovered a Canadian indie pop act named Cooper, or Kate Cooper. Her recent song This Year was remixed by Sombear, which is how I stumbled upon her work. Upon checking out the original edit of This Year, I found myself wagging my head side to side to a luminously bright alt pop song, filled with catchy hooks and gleeful buoyancy. Cooper has a few more tracks uploaded on her SoundCloud, and I was immediately taken when I listened to them, too. Turns out, This Year is her most jovial tune. The immensely mellifluous Heaviest Of Weights has a sliver of mournful folksy flavor to it that I can’t help gravitating towards. It’s simply gorgeous. Flood is also more of a moody, though sassy, tune. Cooper’s sound lies somewhere in between Echosmith, Blud, Of Monsters and Men, The Lumineers, and fun. How can I resist that? Finally, you must check out that Sombear remix that brought me to Cooper in the first place. Hale takes This Year and adds some synths and light beats, creating a chill house rendition.

June 6, 2014
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Thanks to Brad Hale, aka Sombear, I’ve discovered a Canadian indie pop act named Cooper, or Kate Cooper. Her recent song This Year was remixed by Sombear, which is how I stumbled upon her work. Upon checking out the original edit of This Year, I found myself wagging my head side to side to a luminously bright alt pop song, filled with catchy hooks and gleeful buoyancy. Cooper has a few more tracks uploaded on her SoundCloud, and I was immediately taken when I listened to them, too. Turns out, This Year is her most jovial tune. The immensely mellifluous Heaviest Of Weights has a sliver of mournful folksy flavor to it that I can’t help gravitating towards. It’s simply gorgeous. Flood is also more of a moody, though sassy, tune. Cooper’s sound lies somewhere in between Echosmith, Blud, Of Monsters and Men, The Lumineers, and fun. How can I resist that? Finally, you must check out that Sombear remix that brought me to Cooper in the first place. Hale takes This Year and adds some synths and light beats, creating a chill house rendition.

June 3, 2014
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Last year, Bradley Hale of Now, Now ventured into solo project territory under the name of Sombear. His debut album Love You In The Dark was a top 20 album of 2013 for me, and it certainly did not receive as much attention as it deserved. You might recall that one of my favorite songs off the album is Incredibly Still, which I’ll share again below. Brad also released a new tune this past week titled Golden Rave. It continues his synthpop sound that made me swoon last year with its mellifluous smoothness.

June 3, 2014
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Last year, Bradley Hale of Now, Now ventured into solo project territory under the name of Sombear. His debut album Love You In The Dark was a top 20 album of 2013 for me, and it certainly did not receive as much attention as it deserved. You might recall that one of my favorite songs off the album is Incredibly Still, which I’ll share again below. Brad also released a new tune this past week titled Golden Rave. It continues his synthpop sound that made me swoon last year with its mellifluous smoothness.

March 12, 2014
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I must admit, I was wondering what Minnesota rockers Now, Now have been up to lately, especially with how busy band member Bradley Hale must have been the past year with his amazing solo project Sombear. Turns out, Now, Now is prepared to release a digital remix album Threads Remixed come March 25 on TRANS-Records. The release will be filled with new renditions of tunes off 2012 album Threads. One such remix is this synthy version of album opener Prehistoric by New York’s Field Mouse. They give a very hazy dream pop feel to the gorgeous song.

March 12, 2014
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I must admit, I was wondering what Minnesota rockers Now, Now have been up to lately, especially with how busy band member Bradley Hale must have been the past year with his amazing solo project Sombear. Turns out, Now, Now is prepared to release a digital remix album Threads Remixed come March 25 on TRANS-Records. The release will be filled with new renditions of tunes off 2012 album Threads. One such remix is this synthy version of album opener Prehistoric by New York’s Field Mouse. They give a very hazy dream pop feel to the gorgeous song.