WICKED BEARS, the pop punk rock band from Salt Lake City, has released a new single and accompanying video called “Hypothetically.” The song is taken from the band’s forthcoming album, “Underwater,” which is set to be released on March 3, 2023, via Wiretap Records.
“Hypothetically” is not your typical love song, as it explores the complications and uncertainties that come with romantic relationships. While the track explores the dangers and risks of falling in love, it also holds onto the hope that love can ultimately overcome all challenges.
WICKED BEARS’ sound channels the spirit of Lookout! Records and 90s pop punk, creating a catchy and clever sound that is sure to appeal to fans of The Menzingers, Alkaline Trio, and Bouncing Souls, among others. The band’s music is characterized by a fusion of pop melodies and punk rock energy, producing an irresistible and infectiously fun sound that is guaranteed to get audiences moving.
The band says, “”Hypothetically is not a love song. It is about the perils of love and the hope of love, but it’s not a love song. If, hypothetically, Hypothetically were a love song, it would probably closely resemble this song, but again, it’s not. If Hypothetically were a love song, it would be complicated like love, and moody and sentimental like love, which it is. But it’s not a love song, so don’t even think about it!”
Wicked Bears have shared stages with the likes of Pinkshift, Kill Lincoln, Pears, Masked Intruder and many more. Catch them on tour with The Littlest Man Band and Louser!
3/02 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues Anaheim
3/03 – Las Vegas, NV @ Red Dwarf
3/04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Beehive
3/06 – Denver, CO @ Seventh Circle Music Collective
3/08 – Omaha, NE @ Benson Theatre
3/11 – Austin, TX @ SPI Fest
With punk rock as a genre nearing it’s 50-year mark, many musicians, listeners, and critics find themselves asking “how can one play this style of music and still stay relevant?” If you’re Wicked Bears, you answer this question by not worrying about.
It’s not a sense of carelessness that makes Wicked Bears so refreshingly good, however. Nor is it necessarily the nostalgia factor, though it does channel Lookout! Records and 90’s pop punk in all of the best ways. No, it’s the fact that the songwriting is just that good, and all of the correct musical pieces are in place. Where catchiness and cleverness meet, Wicked Bears make their home. And in the way other punk bands have increasingly started losing themselves in pretentious technicality and forced emotion, Wicked Bears decided they have no time for that. Their debut album “Tuning Out” released in 2017 clocks ten songs in under 30 minutes, and anything more would be overkill.
Jumping on the Wiretap Records roster in 2022, the trio preps a brand new album “Underwater” out March 3rd via Wiretap Records.
Wicked Bears is: Casey Keele, Nick Fleming, and Jason Bohman.