ARTIST / BAND: Golden Bear
FILE UNDER: Rock
INFO: Following its inception in 2003, Golden Bear determinedly and steadily worked their way into the bulging Austin music scene and built a loyal and devoted fan base before releasing its debut LP in August 2006. The self-titled album won praise from national publications such as Magnet, Entertainment Weekly, Spin, and The Onion, as well as from DIY bloggers and prominent internet sites such as Pitchfork and Tiny Mix Tapes. Additionally, the record spent three weeks on the CMJ top 200 college radio chart.