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Big year for Ottawa band Scary Bear Soundtrack includes spot at RBC Bluesfest

Gloria Guns says it's been a busy year musically, but also personally for her and many of her group members.
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Ottawa band Scary Bear Soundtrack. Photo/

After almost a decade of playing shows in Ottawa, Scary Bear Soundtrack is ready to take the RBC Bluesfest stage.

Self described as "indie dream pop/ synth pop/ shoegaze," the band first got together in 2010, and released their self-titled EP in 2012. Most recently, Scary Bear Sountrack released "boomerang kids" this past March. 

"The album was recorded in the 100-plus-year-old Quyon church by Mike Dubue, and was the first album recorded at that church to be released on vinyl," said group member Gloria Guns. "It was also mastered by Grammy-nominated mastering engineer Phil Shaw Bova, with album design by Kyla Hidalgo, album photography by Mailyne Morena - all Ottawa artists." 

Along with releasing a new album, Scary Bear Soundtrack has had a very busy year, including releasing a new video for their single "Pyongyang," and welcoming many new members to their family. 

"The band has had two babies, adopted two kittens, and finished the coursework for a PhD, all this year," explained Guns. 

You can catch Scary Bear Soundtrack at Bluesfest on Tuesday, July 9, on the Bluesville Stage at 6 p.m. Guns said they'll be hard to miss.

"I also acquired this ridiculous yellow bodysuit some time ago and am looking forward to an opportunity to finally wear it on stage."

Check them out on Instragram, Twitter, and Facebook @scarybearsoundtrack or at their website


Story by Matt Francis

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