Bear Mountain: Two Step
Lately I have been finding myself very intrigued and inspired by the Brazilian culture and its exports. Last night I attended an event featuring capoeira demonstrations and a live performance by Brazilian musicians. I think the gravitational pull is centered around the people and their vibrancy for life. They are warm, soulful, energetic and enthusiastic individuals - and their music is a reflection of that. Maybe it is because I ate acai this week, or possibly because my friend introduced me to capoeira: regardless, I have Brazil on the mind. "Two Step" by Bear Mountain reminds me of Brazil. It starts out with stylistic tones of tropicalia, samba, frevo and cajun. The song quickly evolves into an electronic dance party with a mixture of instruments overlayed with arpeggiated synth chords and bass lines. This song has a buildup theme throughout and captures a feeling; one that is inspiring and uplifting.
Bear Mountain is equal parts Ian Bevis and Kyle Statham. They hail from Vancouver, B.C. and have been described as a mixture of Cut Copy and Passion Pit. If you like lush tropical sounds fused with electronic - you will like these boys. Listen to their debut album, 'XO' via Soundcloud.