By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Sunday, August 11, 2013

Electro-pop artist Sombear has released a video for “Incredibly Still”, off Love You In The Dark which was released July 23rd on Trans- Records. Sombear will be opening for Dessa on her current tour in September, check below for the full list of dates.

Sombear is happy to announce September tour dates in support of the debut album Love You In The Dark, released July 23rd on Trans- Records. The mid-west and east coast run will see the Minneapolis based songwriter and producer join fellow twin cities artist Dessa on the road. They will also be the first ever live performances by Sombear, the solo efforts of Now, Now’s Bradley Hale. In conjunction with the tour announcement Sombear has also debuted his self-directed video for the single “Incredibly Still” via Impose Magazine. Upcoming tour dates below.

Watch the Music Video for “Incredibly Still” via Impose Magazine

Sombear “separates himself from the pack with just a few simple flourishes,” writes Consequence of Sound. The debut album Love You In The Dark is brimming with smart electronic pop songs and lyrics saturated with bitter-sweet nostalgia that tap into what Stereogumdescribes as “John-Hughes-ephemera.” Sombear’s songs delve into the intricacies of his thoughts, feelings, and personality, all bolstered by some key ’90s-pop influences,” writes Interview, while Boing Boing praises the “gorgeous soulful electro-pop” found on the record.

Watch Sombear performing live with Trans- Records founder and Death Cab For Cutie guitarist/producer Chris Walla at Minnesota Public Radio station The Current

The digital and R&B tones (listen to Sombear’s remix of Antwon’s “Dark Denim” at FADER) found on the record may come as a surprise to some who do know Hale’s other band Now, Now, but the writing has been on the wall for quite some time. He found his way through the awkward teenaged years in the late 90s and early 00s with a love of dance pop and house music, but at the time kept his obsessions to himself.

Sombear and Love You In The Dark is a way of reliving that youthful spirit without the confinement of hallways soaked in testosterone, as well as Hale’s cautious attempt at exploring and reassembling who he is.

Watch the music video for “Love You In The Dark”


Upcoming Tour Dates:

All Dates with Dessa


14 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern

15 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig

17 – Allston, MA – Great Scott

19 – Philadelphia, PA – World CafĂ© Live

21 – Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose

22 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

23 – Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel

26 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar

27 – Columbus, OH – The Basement

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