Get ready Chicago, Bear Ceuse is hitting the road and playing at Reggie’s Music Joint on Saturday, February 27, 2010. The indie band will also make an appearance on Fearless Radio on Saturday.
After playing a packed show at Arlene’s Grocery in New York, Bear Ceuse is continuing its tour through the states to spread the gospel. Check out their latest song “Zombies,” available for download here, www.westminsterlab.blogspot.com. Or if you want to download the whole EP for free, just leave your email address, and listen risk-free, http://www.westminsterlabs.com/.
Mix Pavement, The Pixies, Sonic Youth and alternative country like Ryan Adams and the Replacements and you get something along the lines of Bear Ceuse, soul-catching music leaving you aching for more. Cameron Matthews leads the guitar heavy trio, Bear Ceuse. Not afraid to step out of Indie bounds by displaying a high level of machismo and guitar heroics, Cameron is backed up by Producer/Bassist Patrick Crecelius (Radical Sons) and drummer Ben Majchrzak.
The sound is 80s inspired shoegaze, futuristic noisescapes, layered aesthetic charms, and honest, defenseless writings, making Bear Ceuse a celebratory experience. Born in rock n’ roll, and bathed in the God-fearing waters of the Missouri river, the Bear Ceuse music speaks for itself.
After winning mtvU’s Best Music on Campus, competition, Cameron Matthews was flown to Austin, TX to play with Rapture, Shiny Toy Guns and The Shins. The rest is history. Besides fronting Bear Ceuse, Cameron is also working on projects with Duane Lundy who has worked with such greats as Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Ben Sollee and These United States.
Already making waves in the industry, critics are saying:
“Though Bear Ceuse is a young artist group, the music shows a lyrical and constructional maturity. At times he seems as if this is the male answer to Camera Obscura, but chorus crescendos in tunes such as “Vodka Day Parade” prove them to be more bold than the carefully restrained Glasgow group. Instrumentally, the guitars waver from intensely loud riffs to slowly plucked accompaniment that lets each note resonate until it fades to silence.” – Bethany Smith, Popwreckoning
“Matthews displays an eclectic taste in music, playing guitar-heavy pop and languid, bittersweet ballads with healthy doses of country, folk, and even bluesy soul, sort of M. Ward mixing it up with Ryan Adams with a voice that echoes both Neil Young and Bono. From the hard-driving opener, “I Saw It Beating,” to the jangling “Vodka Parade,” through the yearning finale, “Kiss Another,” the EP is one damn fine listen.” – Mark Rifkin, This Week in New York
“The St. Louis native seems almost incomparable, hard to peg down, showcasing an eccentric style and a worldliness that belies his age.” – Aarik Danielson, PopMatters
“This talented Midwestern kid sounds like he has an earth-shattering album slowly gestating inside of him…The fact that he’s more of a natural singer than most indie rockers will surely work in his favor in the long run.” – Michael Fortes, ESDmusic
“Green.Blue.White. adds up to an embarrassment of riches that if there’s any justice in the world, will see him elevated to the major league.” – Ian Fildes, Americana UK
The show at Reggie’s Music Joint on Saturday, February, 27 2010 is not to be missed, as Bear Ceuse is taking the music industry by the horns. For more information, please check out: http://www.westminsterlabs.com/.
Confirmed Tour Dates:
Feb 27 2010 3:00P
Live @ Fearless Radio Chicago – www.fearlessradio.com Chicago, Illinois
Feb 27 2010 7:00P
Reggie’s Music Joint Chicago, Illinois
Apr 16 2010 8:00P
The Foxhole w/ Art Majors & Hunter Gatherer St. Louis, Missouri