BEAR VS. SHARK
RIGHT NOW YOU'RE IN THE BEST OF HANDS
At first listen, Bear Vs. Shark come off as an extremely adventurous quintet, especially for one that bears the hardcore moniker. In fact, this bunch of DIY'ers from Michigan draw its collective influence from many different places, as pieces of Fugazi, At the Drive In, Jawbox, Talking Heads, Pearl Jam, and The Cure show up on the 12-track batch of tunes. After songs like the high-spirited "Campfire" and the melancholic "MPS" stream through your conscious, it becomes clear that Bear Vs. Shark fit nicely along side Sparta and Taking Back Sunday as bands that have the innate ability to mix it up without losing touch.