Benjamin Bear (United States)
Benjamin Bear, hailing from the indie music scene in Seattle, Washington is not your normal musical duo. With Mychal Cohen on vocals and the keyboard, and David Stern on percussion, it's already clear that even the simple combination of instruments and those that are not present in the duo will create an atypical sound.
Add Cohen's jarring lyrics about love, loss, and the world with his consistent skills on the keys to Stern's perfectly melded drumming and you get beautiful and ponderous compositions.
Unexpected may be the best word to describe a song like "Station Rest Release", and don't we love when indie music manages to be unexpected? Additionally, who can resist a band with a name with not only consonants, but the n! ame bear in it?
Songs we recommend you listen to: "Russ" and "Station Rest Release".