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Bury Your Dead

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Gypsinessity Oh man, the second track gave me goosebumps. It's so hauntingly good! Glad you guys stuck around for those six years. Killer dark folk stuff right here Favorite track: Everybody Wants You Dead.
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about

Locked in a basement, in a house in the beautiful countryside, we find Jens Rahbek Johansen, who is the man behind Mom & Bear. In this basement he records, composes and produces everything for his band. Emotions, snapshots and his thought are conveyed into immediate and dystopic lyrics, combined with an advanced musical universe. Even though the title of the album ‘Bury Your Dead’ in many ears will sound evil and morbid, the album is about burying the dark and gloomy thoughts, putting away your bad habits and looking forward.

The album has been on the way for more than six years and Jens Rahbek Johansen has played music in over 20 years. Many times he has abandoned this project, it has also been sent to a variety of mixers and producers along the way and some of the songs have even been released before in other versions on the two previous EPs ‘Borderline Reckless’ and ‘Hang ‘Em High*. But now after all those years, the songs are finally finished and are now gathered on an album. A monumental record, documenting the last six years in Jens’ life and made solely for one reason, Rahbek wanted to leave behind something to show the world who he really is, in all his complexity of both darkness and light.

The result is a contrasting work that draws on many musical references and moods. It is both gloomy and breathtakingly propulsive, organic warm and electronic cold, dystopic and hopeful. The sound is voluminous and simultaneous anxiously vibrating into the endless atmosphere. ‘Bury Your Dead’ contains both the magnificent sacral of Arcade Fire and the galloping empty desert landscapes of Other Animals.

All songs are written by Jens Rahbek, but always find their final form in a creative musical exchange between the band’s other members: Ian Gregersen, Jacob Abildgaard, Morten Findshøj and Torben Guldager. The nuances of the predominantly alt. rock and dark folk universe have been refined over the years, but always with the offbeat chords, the haunting vocal, the roaring turmoil, morbid lyrics, and the lurking melodies in the center of it all. The catchy melodies and riffs gives you a desire to dance and sing along while the lyrics and the buzzing noise underneath leaves you with nightmares on the retina. It is at the same time an intriguing and disturbing universe to enter. All at your own risk.

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released March 23, 2018

All songs written, recorded & produced by Jens Rahbek Johansen

Mom & Bear is:
Jens Rahbek Johansen - vocals, guitar, keys, bass and drums

In collaboration with:
Ian Gregersen - backing vocals, guitar, keys and perc.
Torben Guldager - guitars, bass, pianoand keys
Morten Findshøj - bass
Jacob Abildgaard - drums and saw

Additional musicians:
Stine Steendorph Petersen - backing vocals on 'Fear Not For The Reaper'
Nina O. Christensen - backing vocals on 'Positive Note'
Veronika Kroell Voetmann - Cello on 'Fear Not For The Reaper'


Mixed by Christian Ki Dall
Mastering by Emil Thomsen

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Track Name: Everybody Wants You Dead
You stop believing
As a child
And you still don’t know these people
Who brought you up

And time takes
Takes its toll

I know you’re listening
With your mouth
And when you speak it sounds like
Prayers won’t come out

And time takes
Takes its toll

I heard your self-­‐righteous songs
They sound so bitter
And behind all the vacant smiles
Everybody wants you dead
Another year has passed
And did you get any closer
To why you’re still around
When everybody wants you dead

And that’s everybody including me

Behind all the vacant smiles
Everybody wants you dead
Track Name: Run For Your Life Killer
Here’s your song
I guess you earned it
And it’s just in time
For the funeral

Take a deep breath
Cause you know why you’re here
The sound of your voice
Is the sound of despair
Save your tears
Cause I’m drowning in mine

You are the scar
That I’ll forever wear
You are the scar
That I carved myself

It’s like my fear of God
Is against my will
And you’re the killer
Behind the laughter

Save your tears
Cause I’m drowning in mine
Traitor!
Track Name: My Will To End You
By the weight of your words
I came crashing down
And nothing comes close to
My will to end you

By the look in your eyes
I blinded mine
It all comes down to
My will to end you

I’m still waiting for that comeback
I’m still waiting for you

I’m still waiting for that comeback
I’m still waiting for you

Sometimes life feels way too long
And sometimes life feels way too long

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