Year of the Bear

Representing a twenty year work-in-progress, Year of the Bear officially embarked on their saga in late 2011; Drummer Robby Rux, former Lift to Experience bass player Josh “the bear” Browning and Jen Rux’s otherworldly combination of guitar and theremin generate rich tunes marrying the heart of subversive pop with soulful psychedelic noise. Spending their careers working as sidemen on the projects of other folks, for the first time, Browning and Rux also write the songs. Jennifer Rux, audio guru for the Near Southside record label and studio Dreamy Soundz, showcases an ear adept at dynamically layered rock. Forged by the intuition of true friendship, they perform with the calming intensity of waves crashing.