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Athens, Ohio-based collective Aquabear Legion are planning to release a double LP vinyl compilation featuring twenty-three of Ohio’s finest bands.  The vinyl compilation will also have original artwork from Athens’ own Tracy Duncan.  To help get the project funded, the music + art website are in the midst of their latest Indiegogo campaign.

Since their inception in 2004, Aquabear has produced over eleven releases – both physical and for free on their website – that included compilations from all around the state of Ohio.  A total of two hundred bands, dozens of visual artists, filmmakers have all been spotlighted.  In 2015, the group released their first vinyl project, titled Volume 5.  The double LP was successful funded through a pre-order and an Indiegogo campaign.

According the Aquabear, they plan to continue releasing compilations; a mix of archived music along with new stuff will be presented.  Aquabear is even considering doing a 7” series.

Aquabear Legion’s Volume 6 will be featuring:  Bloody Show, Bridesmaid, Day Creeper, Extra Medium Pony, Andy Gabbard, Hadak Ura, Brian Harnetty, SW Hedrick, Hex Net, Caitlin Kraus, Leggy, Mary Lynn, Natural Sway, Palestras, Adam Remnant, R. Ring, The Safeties, Smug Brothers, Swarming Branch, Talons’, Vacation, The Village Bicycle, and Water Witches.  There will also be a few additions throughout the campaign.

To contribute to the campaign, click onto the Indiegogo page: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/aquabear-legion-all-ohio-vinyl-complation-music#/

To check out Aquabear Legion and purchase older compilations, click onto the site: http://www.aquabearlegion.com/


Athens-based Ohio music and art collective Aquabear Legion will be releasing a double LP, vinyl compilation featuring 24 Ohio bands in spring 2015. The group just launched an Indiegogo page to fund the project through a pre-order, featuring not only the record release but also limited edition posters, colored vinyl, and more.

Aquabear 2015 will include music from 24 Ohio bands on two LPs, bands on this album hail from Athens, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Yellow Springs, and Cincinnati. Bands include: The 1984 Draft, Black Owls, Connections, Dead Hand of Man, Dead Winds of Summer, The D-Rays, The Guitars, Herzog, Hookers Made Out of Cocaine, Hyrrokkin, Joseph Airport, Kid Tested, The Kyle Sowashes, The Motel Beds, Murderedman, Nick Tolford & Company, She Bears, Speaking Suns, Sport Fishing USA, Supernobody, Unmonumental, Weedghost, Weird Science, and WV White.

Since 2004, Aquabear has worked with over 200 bands and dozens of visual artists and filmmakers. And in that time produced 10 releases including compilations of Ohio music both physical and for free on aquabearlegion.com.

To help raise money and make some more things in the process Aquabear is partnering with a couple local artists for some special items. Charlie Touvell will be making some limited edition prints based on his artwork for the record’s liner notes and even some custom drawings too. There will also be some brand new hoodies and T-shirts, colored vinyl, and countless random Aquabear items.

Indiegogo pre-orders of Aquabear Legion’s 2015 double LP compilation featuring 24 Ohio bands is now available here: http://igg.me/at/aquabearlp2015/x/9410222. For information on Aquabear Legion, visit www.aquabearlegion.com.