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CONTACT

Email: girlmeetsbear@gmail.com

BIO

Much has changed with Girl Meets Bear since emerging from Edmonton, Canada with fresh home grown demos in 2011. Although, Girl Meets Bear’s unique approach to songwriting has not wavered, the project’s sound has vastly expanded and matured through the collaboration of Toronto’s Mike Rocha (Electric Youth, Greys).

Girl Meets Bear’s debut EP (March 18, 2016), entitled Flight Paths, is an album of work that calls on vintage new wave elements, contemporary synth-pop hooks, and Canadian rock sensitivity. Sitting somewhere between Metric and Death From Above 1979, GMB have done their homework and it shows on Flight Paths. The 2015 single “Ignore”, also from the upcoming EP, has enjoyed radio play across North America and television placement on CBC’s sitcom Schitt’s Creek.

Their newest single from the EP, “Blood Moon”, combines 70’s disco sleaze and an unrelenting alternative rock stomp, all while flaunting Girl Meets Bear’s ability to flex to their sultry side. Girl Meets Bear and Mike Rocha created a slow burning intro which is met by a glam bass groove dripping in sludge. This sets up the charging, seductive, breathy vocals delivered brilliantly by Rebecca Emms. The song’s minimalist chorus uses only 4 words to sweep into a cosmos of watery Rhodes piano and sparkling club synth over gnashing guitar reminiscent of Johnny Greenwood. Now this all may sound obscure to avid alternative rock fan, but rest assured “Blood Moon” is also a great track to play loudly, with the windows down, on the days when you just want a song to feel good about.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

April 2013   Calgary Folk Festival Songwriting Competition Finalists

February 2015   Released single “Ignore”

February 2015   “Ignore” receives television placement on CBC’s sitcom Schitt’s Creek

February 2015   Received FACTOR Demo Grant

April 2015   One of Toronto’s top 25 bands in CBC’s Searchlight “The Hunt for Canada’s Next Best Artist” Competition

December 2015   Received FACTOR Demo Grant

March 18, 2016  Release date of debut EP Flight Path

PRESS

IF IT’S TOO LOUD… August 2, 2016

SOFT FIRE July 6, 2016

THE FACTORY  May 26, 2016

THE OTHER POP March 30, 2016

QUICK BEFORE IT MELTS March 15, 2016

SlLENT SHOUT March 8, 2016

A JOURNAL OF MUSICAL THINGS February 11, 2016

CANADIAN BEATS  May 11, 2015

CBC MUSIC March 25, 2015

RIDE THE TEMPO March 18, 2015

GRAYOWL POINT March 11, 2015

QUICK BEFORE IT MELTS March 6, 2015

BEST FAN March 6, 2015

FUCK YEAH CANADIAN INDIE March 3, 2015

SNOB’S MUSIC February 24, 2015

RADIO/CHARTS

EP Flight Path #19 CFBX 92.5FM – Kamloops Top 30 – August 30, 2016

Ep Flight Path #4 CFBX 92.5FM – Kamloops Top 30 – August 23, 2016

EP Flight Path #16 CFBX 92.5FM – Kamloops Top 30 – August 16, 2016

EP Flight Path #14 CHRW 94.9 MHz – London Top 30 – July 12, 2016

EP Flight Path #24 on CKDU 88.1 MHz – Halifax Top 30 – June 28, 2016

EP Flight Path #25 on CJRU 1280 – Toronto Top 30 – June 7, 2016

EP Flight Path #26 on CFCR 90.5 MHz – Saskatoon Top 30 – May 17, 2016

EP Flight Path #16 on CFRC 101.9 MHz – Kingston Top 30 – April 26, 2016

EP Flight Path #9 on CFRC 101.9 MHz – Kingston Top 30 – April 19, 2016

EP Flight Path #25 on CFRC 101.9 MHz – Kingston Top 30 – April 12, 2016

Cowboy Cantor 282ª Emissão: Artista do mês de Abril – Girl Meets Bear Cowboy Cantor (Portugal) – April 1, 2016

ALBUM ART

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