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Werebear

Good afternoon everybody!  How are all of you today?  Good I hope.  I'm doing well, currently traveling the world via Google Earth.  Actually, I've been traveling the Moon, Mars and even the distance reaches of the Universe with that dang program.  Look, Spanspek isn't sponsored by Google or anything, but I've got to admit, Google Earth is pretty badass.  I mean, I was looking at that smiley face crater on the surface of Mars!?  How cool is that?!  Wait......is that actually a thing people consider cool?  Maybe I've misjudged how cool this kind of stuff is.  Oh God, please don't beat me up Internet Bullies!  I have glasses!

Speaking of which, someone reminded me recently of that saying, "You wouldn't hit a guy with glasses, would you? Huh?"  Now with all that Lasik surgery stuff, no one gives a shit.  People with glasses be getting clocked left and right!

Where was I?  Ah yes, its time for another installment of this here blog.  Today we'll be taking this opportunity to introduce you to Orosi, CA forces of nature Werebear!


Here's a brief description of the band as provided by FresNoise, via the Fresno Famous website:

"Every song is about bears, becoming a werebear, hunting bears, predator and prey, the beast lives, etc.  Devo-esque at times and always humorous in a fun and funny way. Funny is a funny word and these guys are havin' fun!"

This blurb is true in many respects.  For one thing "funny" is a hella funny word, what with that crazy looking "f".  But more than that, Werebear is a band primarily concerned with having fun.  Sure the songs describe wanton acts of violence interlaced with scenes of doubt and remorse, but that really only gets at the surface of what the band does.  In each of the group's songs there are genuine moments of release, in which anger and despair give way to a relentless wave of joy.  Through all the grizzly tales of murder, all Werebear really wants is to have a good time.

For more information on Werebear, please visit the weresites below!  Hehe, nailed it.

www.facebook.com/werebear559
www.bearwere.bandcamp.com
www.youtube.com/werebear559
www.reverbnation.com/bearwere
To finish it off, here's a video of "The Sunlight", as performed at their March EP release show.


And just for funsies here's this other random video:

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