Everything seems to be coming up roses for Saint Louis band Bear Hive. Over the past couple of days, the indie electronic rock band has announced an upcoming big gig, released a new song from their upcoming full length album, and accompanied said song with a music video to boot.
First, the gig. Bear Hive will be appearing at the STL Firebird on September 26 as part of their An Under Cover Weekend (AUCW) event, which lasts through the 26 and 27. During their performance, Bear Hive will be performing as LCD Soundsystem, covering some of their most popular tracks.
This is the eighth annual AUCW to be held at the Firebird. The event is a place for local bands to cover popular national acts with their tribute sets for a weekend. Bear Hive is among a long line-up of bands from Saint Louis who will be on stage during the AUCW, including Volcanoes and Blackwater 64.
To build up even more excitement for the AUCW gig, Bear Hive has also come out with a new song, which is free to listen via streaming services on their BandCamp page. The new song is titled “Monuments” and is expected to feature on their first full length album, whenever it is released.
Clocking in at four minutes and forty-eight seconds, “Monuments” is an impressively produced combination of synthesizer and guitar work. If you feel the need to sing along, don't fret. The band has helpfully provided the lyrics to the song below the track itself.
If the song wasn't enough, the video for it is now also available for the viewing pleasure of Bear Hive's fans. The “Monuments” video will definitely thrill fans of retro computer jams who like indie rock on top of footage of Texas Instruments and Commodore machines – very “Halt and Catch Fire”. The footage used in the music video is of an eighties' era how to video on making music on the computer and was taken from an online archive of digital media, with not a single frame of the actual band to be found.
For more Bear Hive music, you can visit their SoundCloud page. Their EP, A Mountain To Maintain, is currently available as a free download.