Daily Distraction: Romp around in the 'Summer Snow' with Spirit of the Bear

Joel Oliphint
Spirit of the Bear

While Spirit of the Bear gears up to release its third full-length, the Ohio indie-pop act is issuing its first single, "Summer Snow," along with a new video.

“When we wrote 'Summer Snow,' it almost felt like starting a new band, at least sonically. We’ve all been friends for so long, but this is the closest we’ve ever been as people and musicians, so this moment really feels special for us," said Spirit of the Bear's James Harker. "This is also our first big release since I’ve started to call Columbus my home, and it really feels amazing to have seen so much support from the community here in every regard and to have seen all this new music we’ve been working so hard on grow from my experience living here.”

"Summer Snow" is both breezy and bouncy, sometimes recalling dearly departed Band to Watch the Bascinets. Check out the new video below, which Harker also directed and edited.