KEXP at CMJ 2013, Day 1: Bear Ceuse

CMJ, Live Reviews
Janice Headley
all photos by Benjamin Mobley (view set)

Well, that was a sure way to wake up the neighborhood! Kicking off KEXP's 2013 CMJ broadcast was New York's own Bear Ceuse, a band whose pounding drums, searing guitars, and loud, belted vocals definitely woke up the group of caffeinated New Yorkers who gathered at Judson Memorial Church for their morning session. Their guitarist/vocalist Adam Horne showed up wearing a Guided By Voices t-shirt, which was pretty perfect since the band's debut album Don Domestique, out now on Medical Records, calls to mind the '90s heyday of indie rock. And the band treated us to a brand new, unreleased single "Zombies," just in time for Halloween.

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