The Cleveland duo of Charlie McArthur and Craig Ramsey, better known as Bears, has grown since their last release in 2008.  Not only did they go into the studio with lots of help this time around (That’s all the Bears pictured above), but their sound has expanded as well.  Once charming in the bedroom pop kind of way, “Eleven AM,” and its subtle, wistful melody, is fleshed out with strings and bells and all manner of things, making positive comparisons to bands like Belle and Sebastian or even The Shins both inevitable and deserved.

MP3: Bears – Eleven AM

Bears latest full length, Greater Lakes, will be released February 14th on Misra Records.