Initially formed as a solo project by Ian Bevis, Bear Mountain grew piece by piece until their current quartet incarnation.
Each member has added something fresh, something new. Cult heroes in their native Canada, the band's sound sits somewhere between the intelligent synth pop of Cut Copy and a slight tinge of trip hop - think UNKLE's 'Psyence Fiction' and it's blend of beats with guitars.
Focussing their sights on Europe, Bear Mountain are gearing up for a new release. Containing seven tracks, it's somewhere between a mini album and an album - big enough to make an impression but short enough to be succinct.
Signed to Last Gang, it's an intriguing sound, one which contains all the buoyancy and flexibility of dance music but with a cerebral, indie edge.
New cut 'Two Step' - nothing to do with the genre - comes equipped with some gently surreal visuals. Continually playing with their image, the video features iconography which is almost cult-like spread out against the glorious Canadian skyline.
Watch it now.