Bear Colony’s Soft Eyes available November 13th!
We close out our 2012 release schedule strong on November 13th with Soft Eyes, the sophomore release from Bear Colony. The album bears some semblance to Bear Colony’s earlier material, but clearly shows a marked progression as the band has grown from a loose collective into a true unit over the past five years. Dedicated to the memory of lead singer Vincent Griffin’s mother who recently passed in September after a battle with lung cancer, Soft Eyes tackles hefty themes but never loses its jovial pace and focus as a meditation and celebration of life. The album is available in LP/CD format in the e-store, and through all digital outlets. Look for Bear Colony performing live this fall/winter, including a performance at our annual holiday showcase on December 22nd. Here’s the video for first single “Flask Retort”:
Hi. We're Esperanza Plantation. We opened our doors in 2002. That makes us like 48 in indie-label years. What have we learned since our inception? Lots. We formed our own credo which sums up the entire experience: "Don't start a record label on the cusp of a digital revolution unless you're in it for the art." Fortunately, we're in it for art's sake, and have seen our family grow steadily since the first split 7" release as a result. However, through this growth one constant still remains --- we still believe in a sense of "hope" (esperanza) that music can provide and instill, and we're working to give this art a happy home.