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The Theme Song This Week: Bear’s Den “Bad Blood”

If this isn’t the most beautiful, coolest, peaceful, inspiring, interesting thing you will hear this week, then I owe you a burger.

Let me introduce you to Bear’s Den, a beautifully constructed trio from London who have mastered the art of modern folk-inspired tunes. With the perfect hint of nostalgia-soaked emotion, the lilt of delicately picked guitar and banjo, and intricate vocal harmonies that make these guys sound like they all originate from one voice, Bear’s Den is definitely doing something right in a genre that has been over-saturated as of late (thanks to the success of big time banjo-playing acts like Mumford & Sons and Of Monsters & Men). And the difference between these guys and those other ones you’ve heard on the radio a million times?  Well, Bear’s Den is able to capture the beautiful simplicity of folk by putting the importance back on the music — and they do so with only three musicians.

They recently performed their song “Bad Blood”, a single off of their debut upcoming EP titled Islands, due out October 21st. Give this acoustic performance a listen and let us know what you think!

Bear’s Den recently announced a slew of tour dates, and they will definitely be gracing the stage of the Casbah in San Diego, CA. Full tour dates are below:

October 25                                                Philadelphia, PA                                     Underground Arts
October 27                                                 Columbus, OH                                             The Basement
October 28                                                    Chicago, IL                                                  Lincoln Hall
October 29                                               Minneapolis, MN                                Fine Line Music Café
October 31                                                    Denver, CO                                         Lost Lake Lounge
November 1                                             Salt Lake City, UT                                         Urban Lounge
November 3                                                 Portland, OR                                         Doug Fir Lounge
November 4                                                Vancouver, BC                                        Biltmore Cabaret
November 5                                                  Seattle, WA                                               The Crocodile
November 7                                             San Francisco, CA                      Great American Music Hall
November 8                                              Los Angeles, CA                                             Bootleg HiFi
November 9                                                San Diego, CA                                                 The Casbah
November 13                                                 Austin, TX                                                    The Parish
November 14                                                 Dallas, TX                                                        The Loft
November 15                                               Memphis, TN                                              Hi-Tone Café
November 16                                               Nashville, TN                                              3rd & Lindsley
November 17                                                Atlanta, GA                                                        The Earl
November 19                                             Washington, DC                                     Rock & Roll Hotel
November 21                                               Toronto, ON                             Virgin Mobile Mod Club
November 22                                               Montreal, QB                                                Petit Campus
November 24                                             Cambridge, MA                                               The Sinclair
November 25                                              Brooklyn, NY                                                        Warsaw
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