I moved to New York City four months ago to work for Baeble. And, the last time I lived in New York City, I didn't get home sick. But I do now -- this has been a permanent move as opposed to the five month stint last time -- and I miss my friends and trees and being able to see the stars and my family and the more personable nature of folks in Appalachia. And with their Americana rock track "Burn It Up," British rockers Hunter and the Bear
have alleviated that homesickness just a bit because their song rings so much of home.
With their sound that feels like an equal mixture of Delta Spirit, Jason Isbell, and even more traditionally country rock acts, Hunter and the Bear infuse rustic Americana with propulsive rock licks, but most importantly, their music is communal and fun. "Burn It Up" is the sort of video that I'd have blasted back home at a party in my back yard, with the trees hanging over head and a bonfire roaring and beer and joints being passed around. I think it's high time that Hunter and the Bear make an official splash stateside.
"Burn It Up" is on Hunter and the Bear's new EP, Wildfire
, which is out today.