Is it possible to make a hyper-happy electro-pop album without giving the listener something that is cheesy or cloying? SUNBEARS! ventures into Sufjan Stevens/Animal Collective territory and comes out triumphant. Jon and Jared employ a lot of the genre’s more commonly-used techniques with skill, while making one very noticeable change which works oh so well.
— Sputnik Music
An indie / psychedelic / electronic pop duo hailing from Jacksonville, FL. Not unlike Wayne Coyne’s Flaming Lips, their live show is not to be missed. Interactive visuals and lighting astound the eyes and ears. Since forming in 2008, the band has released a handful of EP’s and a vinyl single. In May 2010, they were selected as one of the best unsigned bands by Alternative Press, and, as a result, tapped to record a song for the hit children\’s television show, Yo Gabba Gabba, as well performing several dates on the southeast tour of YGG’s “Super Music Friends Show”. Their song/video “Imagination Adventure” aired on YGG in Spring 2011. In March 2011, SUNBEARS! officially showcased at SXSW 2011 to a captive Austin audience playing showcases with Joan of Arc and several other pioneers of the indie rock movement.