The best part about my mornings is I get to sift through emails of new music, and often I find a diamond in the rough. The Bear & The Sea from Portland, OR is dreamy electronic goodness! It is the perfect AM music, and as I sit here and drinking my first cup of coffee, knowing any minute my day is going to get bananas, I feel totally OK about it because of the awesome tunes coming outta my headphones!
Damon Sheeley, otherwise known as The Bear & The Sea, may be a nature boy, born of the Pacific Northwest – bred on the hazy gray waters of both the sea and the air and inspired thusly – but he was also raised on jazz, 80s synth-pop, Mama’s classical music, MTV, and poverty. This, my friends, is a standard formula for what you’ll hear in his music – bombination, woozy soul, pure Oregonian modular muddiness, and rock-steady gumption.
The Bear & The Sea dropped a new album today called Trees Like You which you can stream above. If you feel like picking up this record and naming your price, head over to his bandcamp page and get you some!