On February 15th, 2018 Swimming WIth Bears released their new single "French Girls" produced by Gabe Simon.
“If you're yearning for the days when bands like Bombay Bicycle Club and Grouplove dominated the indie scene, Austin-based four piece Swimming With Bears have got your back... It's fun and feel-good, and if you're French, it's probably your new anthem!”
"The allure of the French Girl is forever. Swimming With Bears knows this and turned it into a glistening alt. rock anthem. Oh la la, indeed."
Prior to releasing their debut EP in 2016, the Austin based four-piece, Swimming With Bears, had been working tirelessly to hone in on their unique alternative soul sound. Following a run of residencies in several Texas cities, as well as appearances at some of Austin’s most renowned venues, the band was invited to open for Weezer and Panic! At The Disco in early June. With a newly released, self-titled EP, the band is set to embark on their first ever national tour throughout July and August. The EP, which features lead single “Shiver and Crawl,” was produced by Matt Novesky (Blue October).
Swimming With Bears consists of Joe Perry (vocals/bass), Alec Conte (guitar), Jon Kerr (guitar) and Ryan Hannasch (drums).
"The psych-rock group from Texas (composed of Kenneth Frost, Dave North, Eric Ross, and Cole Koenning) is undeniably raising the bar in the modern rock scene, as their work possesses a level of innovation and skill that is largely unparalleled by most musicians today. Despite having just formed in 2014, The Cuckoos have cultivated such an advanced and intricate sound that one would easily assume that they’re veteran rockers without knowing otherwise...
...Something that makes The Cuckoos stand apart from the rest is their impeccable ability to master and utilize multiple different styles of music, resulting in the ultimate auditory nexus for anyone who not only appreciates rock, but the work of genuinely talented musicians."