One year ago we released our record Shingolai on transparent vinyl. After that, we started writing a concept double album. 20 songs later, one of the drummers (Tammo Kersbergen, also the producer) split ways with the band. And when Tammo left, he took his hi-fi gear with him…
We decided to throw all the songs overboard and started writing/recording new stuff on 4-track cassette recorders. As a result of this, a full length album will be finished somewhere 2014. For now it’s also possible to listen to 4 of the new recordings on an ‘album preview’ called Baboon Deluxe:
A limited edition of 50 was released on Shaky Maracas last friday, while we were supporting Sebadoh. On the Bandcamp page you can also read the lyrics. Behold Lost Bear 2.0!
Almost one year ago, we did our fourth proper release called “Shingolai”. Now, after years of writing a double-lp concept album that never was recorded, we threw everything overboard and reinvented our selves in a new way. Yes, we’re working on a new record. Our second full-length to be precise.
It is not finished yet, But because we are so happy with the new chosen path, we decided to give you all a small sneak peek into the new stuff. An oldschool album preview, if you will. And we called it: “Baboon Deluxe”.
Released on Shaky Maracas, as a limited edition of 50 pieces. Available for you exclusively at our show with our heroes Sebadoh on friday the 25th of October at Tivoli De Helling, Utrecht.
After three years of fruitful collaboration, Tammo and Lost Bear decided to split ways. From recordist to sound guy to producer, he became drummer in 2010. From Groningen to Bordeaux, and from Voorhout to Ohrid he sat there, brotherly next to Gibson. Hitting the drums with dozens of funky rhythms without ever letting the Jedi feel go. But, after many roads travelled together, we have now gone separate ways. Tammo has time now to focus on his new family life, but can still be seen behind a drum kit in I Am Oak. We are very thankful for all the years he has put his P of passion in our punkrock.
We have been hiding in the anus of Mandril far too long. All greasy and screwed up yet back on track. We are completely psyched to tell you that we will be supporting Sebadoh for their show on our humble home town Utrecht. Apart from this madness we will play some more shows in the Netherlands and Germany. You can find ‘em on the website. In the meantime we are busy recording and writing a new album whom will see the light sooner than any of us could’ve ever imagined. But don’t imagine things, it could drive you insane.
Hold on! We’re coming! Like James, all brown.
As Damon Albarn once sang: “And the mind gets dirty as you get closer to thirty.” So do we. We are getting older. We are getting more and more fat, greasy and chubby. But however downhill we go. Despite the decay of indie rock, we still love each other.
We keep on rocking in this fast changing world. The more freedom gets eaten, the more free music becomes. We are recording, writing, drinking along the path of righteousness, whatever that may be.
We lost it somewhere last calender year, but this year oh knul. The F is back in music.
We will be back. Sooner than you’d wish we’d be.
Lo-fi rocking, jaw popping, fuzz bopping you know what I mean…