WRITTEN BY: JEREMY MOORE
Album: "Nothing Here Is Permanent"
Release Date: September 8, 2017
Pure Noise Records are no strangers to rolling the dice when it comes to signing talent, which although risky has paid off big for them and their predecessors in the past. The most recent addition to the roster are Canadian newcomers, Bearings.
There are some artists and label combos that just work, and this partnership I am predicting to be a home run. With not so subtle similarities to Pure Noise’s up and comers as well as fellow Canadians, Seaway, the differences are what made this band so interesting to me. A little less frat party and a little more post graduation self reflection, Bearings seem to be finding theirs.
The new rock genres have a hard time straying from the tried and true formulas of the past pop punk phenoms. Usually consisting of multiple layers of power chords, underwhelmingly simple lyrics that make great sing along choruses, and lead vocals that are best covered by your 13 year old sister. These boys sat down and scrapped all of it.
Taking me back to the days of scanning the radio for songs to add to my mix tapes, there is an overwhelming sense of sentimental longing, comfort and sincerity in the lyrics and melodies from Doug Cousins. For those of us that found their musical identity with artists like Everclear, Matchbox 20 and Third Eye Blind; Bearings is a refreshing throwback of all new tunes.
Pairing up for a month long run in September to promote the EP, Bearings will be opening for pop rock all stars and label mates, State Champs. This will be a tour you don’t want to miss. Keep your eyes and ears open for the release of the debut EP from Bearings, “Nothing Here is Permanent."
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