Since moving up here from Athens a couple years back, the indie-rock unit known as She Bears has ingrained and ingratiated itself in the Columbus music landscape. Today the band launches a week-long tour in support of a new 7-inch EP called We Claimed to be Statues. (More on that next week in what promises to be a very Athens-y issue of Alive, what with a Southeast Engine review too.) Recorded with Jon Fintel at Relay Recording, these songs represent the best work I've heard from Stephen Pence's crew so far.
Listen to it below, and maybe even drop some dollars on 'em. The band's tour winds up back in Columbus next Saturday, Nov. 10 at Ace of Cups with the intriguing lineup of Indigo Wild, Saintseneca and The Sidekicks.