SCHED* SXSW 2011 has ended
Back To Schedule
Sunday, March 20 • 1:00am - 2:00am

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

SUNBEARS! is an indie / psychedelic / electronic pop duo hailing from Jacksonville, Florida, USA. After forming in January of 2008, SUNBEARS!, Jonathan Grant Berlin (vocals, keyboards, bass guitar, guitar, programming) and Jared Chase Bowser (drums), recorded their first EP, FOR EVERYONE! and began performing locally. SUNBEARS! is known for their high energy and colorfully eccentric live performances in which bright, colorful videos and images are projected onto a screen. There is also use of smoke, lights, confetti, giant balloons and more. After receiving local acclaim, SUNBEARS! was personally invited to join San Francisco-based band, DREDG on the tail end of their FALL 2008 tour. The band found themselves playing in front of packed-out audiences around the country. Shortly after returning home, SUNBEARS! put the final touches on what would be their next EP entitled, DREAM HAPPY DREAMS. It was recorded in Florida, Georgia, and California, and was also performed and recorded entirely by the band, with some aid of producer, Jeremy S.H. Griffith. A week after the release of DREAM HAPPY DREAMS, SUNBEARS! set out on a national tour with Barsuk recording artists, MATES OF STATE and Columbia recording artists, BLACK KIDS in the spring of 2009. The tour proved to be very beneficial for the band, putting them in front of sold-out crowds at the likes of the 9:30 Club in Washington DC, Webster Hall in New York City, and The Metro in Chicago, among many others. SUNBEARS! were also selected as one of the best unsigned bands in the May 2010 issue of Alternative Press, and were tapped to record a song for the hit children's television show, Yo Gabba Gabba. Spring 2010 also found the band supporting Gil Mantera's Party Dream on their east coast tour, as well as releasing a limited edition split 7" with florida-based, MRENC, and being featured on Ceremony, a New Order Tribute Album. In the fall of 2010, Yo Gabba Gabba called once more and invited the band out to perform as part of the "Super Music Friends Show" at the southeast Yo Gabba Gabba Live dates. SUNBEARS! are currently in the process of recording a full length album at The Singing Serpent in New York, NY. New Granada Records www.newgranada.com

avatar for SUNBEARS!


Psych-pop duo turned quintet, SUNBEARS! loudly promote peace and love through cosmic aural merry-go-rounds and phosphorescent guitar. Their amazing live show and sheer joy that their songs exude have put them in high demand on the road. With the forces of science and music combined... Read More →

Sunday March 20, 2011 1:00am - 2:00am CDT
The Ghost Room

Attendees (0)