Guitar/Vocals: Jeff Rowe

Guitar/Vocals: Paul Picillio

Bass/Vocals: Matt Murphy

Drums/Vocals: Harley Cox

 

Tied to a Bear is a four-piece melodic punk rock band from Boston, MA. Formed in late 2011, the band features members of Choke Up, Landmines, Wolves and the Radio, as well as singer/songwriter Jeff Rowe. The band has become a staple of the Boston underground music scene due in no small part to their strong song writing and energetic live performances. After the release of their first full length album “Safe, Boring and Safe” Tied to a Bear has supported exceptional touring acts such as Off With Their Heads, Teenage Bottlerocket, Joe McMahon, Get Dead, Pears, 2 Cow Garage, Direct Hit, and many more. Tied to a Bear plays a style of melodic punk reminiscent of bands like Dillinger 4, Pinhead Gunpowder, and American Steele, but the band has a sound of their own.

All four members double as songwriters, while three additionally alternate the role of lead vocalist. The resulting songs are complex, but not complicated. Tied to a Bear’s tunes are layered with powerful vocal melodies and backup harmonies over driving guitars; a supporting rock-solid rhythm section pushes more than its fair share of low end power, always staying in the pocket. Even more powerful are the band’s street-bred lyrics, recounting loss and struggle in an inhospitable environment and speaking to the socioeconomic inequality of the region.

Tied to a Bear unleashes their furious follow up record “True Places” on Gunner Records and Gunner Records USA spring 2018. They embark on their first European tour May 2018.