Bear Hunt Controversy – Seasons Come
Bear Hunt Controversy’s stellar new track, “Seasons Come”, is a funny, groovy, sharp little duet in which a guy tries to hold on to whatever it is his girlfriend, for her part, knows is already gone.
He bleeds and pleads, she keeps brushing him off. What’s so fresh about this playful, skillfully-layered song, available on BHC’s debut EP due on August 20, is the trio’s sure-handed confidence in its own flavor of highly-literate weirdness. As you might expect from a band gracing their EP cover in bear masks, BHC give the song a bewitching dose of theatricality. He makes his case, she squelches him; he makes his case again, in almost the same words, only his voice is plaintively doubled in the background; again she’s not having any of it. Changing tactics mid-song, he abruptly, awesomely, expertly busts out in– well, no spoilers, just listen. It’s one of the best pop moments of the year, like a hyped-up ghost crashing in on a soul lounge séance.