Album: Lion Bear Fox (self-titled)
Release Date: February 17, 2017
Lion Bear Fox was easily one of my favorite musical discoveries of 2016 so I was over the moon when the band announced that they’d be releasing their debut full-length self-titled album in the New Year.
One of the most appealing things about this Vancouver based group, is how easily they seem to meld so many different genres of music into their sound without it feeling overwhelming. There really is something for everyone on this album as it does a fantastic job of incorporating folk, rock, roots, blues and even gospel to the nine tracks.
The album begins with the bands single “Battle Of Me”, an almost anthemic track that draws you in instantly. From there you’re taken on the best kind of musical journey which includes catchy/toe-tapping tracks like “Going Going Gone”, “Mountains” and “Make Damn Sure” mixed in with songs like “Dakota”, “Shine” and “No Turning Back” which showcase a more broken down and raw side of the band. This entire album is a testament to how great Lion Bear Fox really is at storytelling and this shines through in the versatility of each and every track.
If you’re in the mood to discover incredible Canadian music, look no further than Lion Bear Fox’s self-titled album, out now!
Born and raised in MTL, I spent most of my teens and early 20’s working in the music industry. I made the permanent move to Toronto in 2013 where I joined the team at the Canadian Independent Music Association as the Music Export Assistant. I spend my days working with and promoting incredible indie Canadian artists and companies across the world.
Music journalism and photography have been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember, as I jumped on board Confront Magazine a few years after it formed and ran it as the Editor-in-Chief for 7 years, right up until its recent closure.
I love to spend my spare time running to and from concerts, cheering on my hockey team (Go Habs!) and getting lost in nature whenever I can.