The Boats - 2 Bears


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To coincide with our 20th anniversary as a band, we are proud to release our long awaited new album '2 Bears' on the 20th of May 2023. Way back in May 2003, we crammed into a garage and had our first jam together. The result was an instant musical connection, born out of our love for post-rock, psychedelic, and progressive rock bands of the 1960s & 70s, including experimental music.

It's a connection that has continued throughout the years, even through our ups and downsbringing us to our latest, and perhaps most eclectic and ambitious album yet: '2 Bears'. Recorded by Neil Thomason at Head Gap over two days in March 2017, we laid down 9 tracks to analog tape with an additional track recorded soon afterwards. Overdubs and preliminary mixes were also completed in late 2017.

Once the pandemic arrived, the album was naturally pushed back, again. However, it gave Jonathan the opportunity to remix the entire album from scratch, reworking tracks such as 'For Juno' and 'The Hunter'.

The album was mastered by Joe Carra in 2022, and then we waited… and waited for the album to be pressed to double vinyl. But after some minor hiccups, the wait has paid off. So it goes without saying, we are damn excited to finally release this critter to the world.

'2 Bears' is now available on all streaming services. But more importantly, our limited edition double vinyl is now available for order right here on Bandcamp, including a lossless digital version.

We really hope you enjoy the journey into the wild that is '2 Bears'.

Side A:
Beasts of The Brume 11:04
Avanzar 06:49

Side B:
The Hunter 04:00
2 Bears 07:51
Last Taxi to Nowhere 07:01

Side C:
Nature Works in Shifts 03:54
Absolution 02:37
Perennial Love 10:45

Side D:
For Juno 08:14
Cider 10:22

Stuff about us you might like to know

  • We are a small independent record store that's been selling new vinyl records in Melbourne, Australia since 2011
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