6am Repeat is a recurring feature here at Folk Hive in which we stream the latest track that plays incessantly in the earbuds when we awake at that hour and imbibe massive amounts of coffee and cigarettes in preparation for the advancing day. Consider it your jam of the day — a sweet, sweet gift from me to you. I love you, dude.
My pal Carson (once a merch dude for the Communion Austin to Boston tour, now an official Communion employee) introduced me to this beautiful mini-documentary regarding Bear’s Den a while back. Directed and shot in part by James Marcus Haney (a man who is quickly becoming one of my favorite photo/videographers), the doc is a beautiful mix of nostalgia and the new, the latter of which takes the form of a just released EP.
And some time last week, my pal Adam (over at songsfortheday) introduced me to the first jam making it’s way to the masses from that release, ‘Agape’. It’s a beauty. I’d seen this band live before but if I remember correctly (and I very well may not, for there was a copious amount of alcohol involved) that show was quiet, with little to no folk rock present, and was as subdued as one can get. While ‘Agape’ certainly carries that vibe, the addition of a banjo gives the band a fuller sound that I’m loving.
‘Agape’ is available as a free download via Bear’s Den’s website. Listen below and head over and snag it.
Bear’s Den :: Agape [mp3]