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“The trio of Joey Enthoven, Matt Lopez and Noah Donnelly make up the California indie pop/rock Easy Bear. They released a five-song EP simply titled EP that showcases songs that that will undoubtedly feel familiar but the at the same time are crafted with an indie rock precision. You can't deny the songs’ innate appeal. The band has all the right ingredients; it's really as simple as that. Joey Enthoven has a near perfect indie rock voice lying somewhere between Stephen Malkmus and Brandon Flowers. Musically, they're not the fanciest band in the world but they know what works. The guitar parts are creative but mostly consisting of chords while the rhythm section provides a hefty low end to support the melodies. At the heart of it these songs are pop smothered nuggets with a glaze of indie rock that are easily accessible and prone to get stuck in your head after the first listen...”
“...Earlier this year, the emerging band put out their debut self-titled EP full of accessible rock songs reminiscent of The Black Keys’ mainstream material. Despite being recorded in a bedroom by three young musicians, Easy Bear’s debut EP sounds like a polished and radio ready stepping-stone into their bright future.”
“...Easy Bear EP is cute, short and sweet — probably much like the anonymous object of their affections. “Give Me Your Love” is shades of Weezer, with enough guitar and low-end punch to let you know these guys rock when they want to. “Stole My Heart” leans more toward the indie / pop side and has a sing along quality. “My Girl” and “Run Virginia Run” follow the same aesthetic. “Already Mine” is a standout track with a silvery tone that would sound right at home on the radio or a soundtrack. Easy Bear EP is a confident, polished rock-pop release. There’s a big sound coming from this trio of musicians — recorded in a bedroom, no less. The five tracks clock in at just under 15 minutes total and they go down smooth and easy. The songs are earnest and heartfelt, teetering on the edge of sappiness but never jumping to their deaths. They’re not singing to get the girl, because they already have her. They just want to let her know they love her and to make her smile.”
“Their song writing skills and unique rhythmic style are quite evident throughout their debut EP. The 5 song EP seems to have a tone of love throughout it. Before even listening you can get a feel of this with titles such as ‘Give Me Your Love’, ‘My Girl’, ‘Already Mine’, ‘Run Virginia Run’ and ‘Stole My Heart’. Perfect harmonies and rhythm are compiled with catchy lyrics and riffs from front to back.”
“Amazing sound, this is the band to watch.”
“...Together the guys navigate the road between art rock à la The Killers and folk anthems in the vein of Phosphorescent. The jams are big and triumphant; the production is minimal and straightforward; and the characters are, more often than not, love struck and affectionately idealistic.”