Release Date: 5.21.20
Golden Bear is excited to announce the release of the single, “Port Aransas”, from their forthcoming album, Dear Texas. The song was written and recorded during this spring’s quarantine, with band members contributing their parts from their homes.
“Port Aransas” is a tribute to the coastal town, and captures the feeling of anticipation that many Texans can relate to every summer as cars are loaded and trips are made to the beach, with stops in small towns along the way.
Chris Gregory (songwriter) on “Port Aransas”:
Like many kids in Texas, I grew up going to Port Aransas every summer. I remember how excited my brother and I would get as our parents’ Ford wagon rolled through each small town along 183, getting closer and closer to our destination, with the final stop in Refugio, where you could start to feel the humidity and smell the salt of the ocean. Now as a daddy with a job and two small children, I get the same feeling of excitement as we make this trip each year. There is no better feeling than being on that ferry, crossing over to Mustang Island, anticipating all the good times that await.
Listeners (Texan beach-lovers or otherwise) are sure to enjoy this song’s catchy simplicity, with its straightforward lyrics, roots-country instrumentation, and dynamic vocals.
RIYL: Robert Earl Keen, Shinyribs, The Eagles, Steve Miller Band, Tom Petty
Download One Sheet PDF: Golden Bear – Port Aransas
– “Golden Bear take their grizzly moniker seriously.” – Entertainment Weekly
– “A full-fledged power-pop epic.” – MTV.com
– “Golden Bear don’t need to fake their indie rock chops.” – SPIN
– “A must-see live band.” – The Fader
– “Simply genius.” – Tiny Mix Tapes
– “Seemingly endless wellspring of hooks.” – Austin Chronicle
WAV (Click to download via Google Drive)
MP3 (Click to download via Google Drive)
Stream the Single:
Bandcamp: Port Aransas by Golden Bear
Album Cover (click to download):
Port Aransas (Official Visualizer)
Hi-Res Promo Photos (click to download):