The Australian band Boy & Bear's history only stretches back to 2009, yet you might not be able to tell after listening to their debut EP With Emperor Antarctica. It’s easily among the best EPs released this year delivering strong harmonies set to a sometimes whimsical/sometimes hypnotizing indie folk musical backdrop. All of the songs on With Emperor Antarctica are distinctly well crafted, with catchy melodies and memorable lyrics. If this EP is any indication a full length Boy & Bear LP should be a thing of great anticipated.
Note: If you are looking for any comparable musical contemporaries to Boy & Bear just listen to Seattle’s Fleet Foxes. They are very similar to Boy & Bear only Fleet Foxes are much darker and boarder on sublime.