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Boy & Bear — Feeding Line
Album: Moonfire
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7.2

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Total ratings: 1327









Released: 2011
Length: 4:24
Plays (last 30 days): 2
My body moves in time
We're begging on the feeding line
We're lifting out above this head space
See my body over flows

But I got my whole damn life
Caught up in moments entirely of yours
But I'm finding it harder to reason in order to grow
And finding it hard is a feeling that all of you know
Know know

See my body keeps in line
And I got my whole damn life
Oh I want to be somebody, somebody, someone
You're so desperate now
Oh no you won't let it go
You bit of your tongue to become one

Nevertheless when this pain in my chest seems to grow
I'm living it harder to feel what it feels like to know
You know, know, know

(whistling)

The home I lived in I came to grow
My body's cumbersome and slow
But I felt it felt it coming over me
(x2)

I got my whole damn life
Caught up in moments entirely of yours
But I'm finding it harder to reason in order to grow (whistling)
And finding it hard is a feeling that all of you know (whistling)

Nevertheless, when this pain in my chest seems to grow
And grow
You know, know, know
Comments (117)add comment
 Gazraman wrote:
They are called boy and bear because when Dave Hoskins was 3 he was in a house fire which completely destroyed his family home. when he was rescued he was found hiding under his bed holding his teddy bear Angus. 
 
I imagine he's pretty tired of having to tell people that story.
Still sounds good.
 
B& B are in my home town Hobart, Tasmania, this very day!!  {#Daisy}
Looked at the album cover showing on tunein whilst this was playing - shows the album picture with artist as boy & album as mutual friends. Text above shows artist as boy and song as feeding line. Small bug somewhere...
 jbunniii wrote:
@#(*&#$(*&$@#(*$

4->3

 
Did you mean 2398734987423984?


Clever follow-up to Placebo - This Picture.  Nice one.
 Jannne wrote:
                   We Antipodeans love our boy and our bear

 
Do you have bears Down Under? ;-)

Thanks to RP for giving playtime to Aussie bands other than the cliched Men at Work, such as Midnight Oil and Boy and Bear, who really blow my didgeridoo - ripper! :o)
Great 10 song run from one great aussie band in the Audreys to this one.  RP consistently awesome.
                   We Antipodeans love our boy and our bear
yeah really digging their sound more and more with time..{#Cheers}
I freaking love this band.  Love his voice.  Love their style.
:-)
Love this band - first heard them here, this very song. Check out their latest CD "Harlequin Dreams" if you like this. {#Roflol}
this reminds me of a Grey's Anatomy song, nothing wrong with that.
 Gazraman wrote:
They are called boy and bear because when Dave Hoskins was 3 he was in a house fire which completely destroyed his family home. when he was rescued he was found hiding under his bed holding his teddy bear Angus. 
 
And there you have it…..so all of you (all y'all for the US folks) that made fun of the band name are now considered to be a-holes.
They are called boy and bear because when Dave Hoskins was 3 he was in a house fire which completely destroyed his family home. when he was rescued he was found hiding under his bed holding his teddy bear Angus. 
Still hooked !
 

msymmes wrote:
I am hooked on these guys.

Love the video too. 

 


 vesta0424 wrote:
Why Boy and Bear?  Bears aren't indigenous to Australia.  Shouldn't it be Boy and Platypus or Boy and BarB or something like that?

 
The band's name does not refer to the large, ursine omnivore, but rather to a financial investor who is pessimistic about the markets and seeks to profit from their declines.  Really - I heard about it on an episode of "Chico & The Man".
Like them...
Why Boy and Bear?  Bears aren't indigenous to Australia.  Shouldn't it be Boy and Platypus or Boy and BarB or something like that?
@#(*&#$(*&$@#(*$

4->3
Yikes, two days in a row? It's about as unwelcome as the bear's belch after he ate the boy.
I remember the movie about the boy and the bear, the one where the bear ate the boy at the end.
This is good bear hunting music, I've found
 :+:_DL wrote:
Wait, it's not Fleet Foxes? or Band of Horses? 
I don't think I could even explain how sick I am of this song.   

 
and yet, you tried...
 :+:_DL wrote:
Wait, it's not Fleet Foxes? or Band of Horses? 
I don't think I could even explain how sick I am of this song.   

 
... Played 6 times in the past 30 days ...
Really?
Sick of the song?
Remember regular radio, where you hear almost exactly the same songs within a 24 - 48 hour period?
 gypsyman wrote:
There are no #@$%^& bears in Australia!     {#Wall}

 
Sure there are. Drop bears.
 gypsyman wrote:
There are no #@$%^& bears in Australia!     {#Wall}

 
silly comment.  also no Monkeys in the Arctic, no Gorilla(z) in the U.K., and, the best example, no Dodos in the.....



Wait, it's not Fleet Foxes? or Band of Horses? 
I don't think I could even explain how sick I am of this song.   
Loving the chorus on this one.
 unclehud wrote:
For all you folks below, Kermit is a FROG.  If he and Fozzie started a band, it would accurately be named Frog and Bear. 
 
{#Roflol} I'd pay good money to see Frog and Bear. I love the off-beat rhythms in this song.

I really can not compare this to the Fleet Foxes. The lead singer's voice somewhere remotely sounds the same as the FF lead singer at times, but Boy & Bear's music as a whole really doesn't sound like FF.
 
This, "Moonfire", is an excellent album by the way. Great variety!
 
8   


 zspoppa wrote:
Pleasantly surprised to find a band that sounds like Fleet Foxes, but is not, in fact, Fleet Foxes. Will have to check out more from B & B
 
Yea, Fleet Foxes with vocals that aren't annoying!
The sound is growing on me, for sure.
Pleasantly surprised to find a band that sounds like Fleet Foxes, but is not, in fact, Fleet Foxes. Will have to check out more from B & B
For all you folks below, Kermit is a FROG.  If he and Fozzie started a band, it would accurately be named Frog and Bear.  And, by the way, this drummer does not sound like Animal.
rp gets a 10 for the playlist this morning!
Keep'n my ears warm with these very cold temp's. 

Dig the throbbing bass and the whistling.
I am hooked on these guys.

Love the video too. 
 debobasu wrote:
I didn't know Kermit started a band...

 
 
Agree, best comment, maybe ever....
Don't know why I so many people have never heard of this band.   They are very very good.
 


msymmes wrote:

Great stuff !!

 


ziakut wrote:
Gotta say I'm enjoying quite a bit of both Boy and Bear.
 
 


Favorite comment - "I didn't know Kermit started a band."

Nonetheless . . . I really like this song! 
Like this song... {#Drummer}
 vandal wrote:

These guys are 5000 times more talented than FF. . . 
 
 

Or, as my m/c buddies might say:- FYYFF.
The band name reminds me of a couple I met long ago "Bear" and "Buffarilla".... both big people with lots of hair. She was a cross between a buffalo and gorilla and that's where the name originated.  Like I said nice people but size (6'3"+ each) and unruly hair put the world at a distance.... Not musicians, but lots of interesting tales... We shared a pina colada afternoon that ended with everyone feeling like Pooh Bear and the jar... The Boy and Bear music is nice, but... No hook... Pleasant but no recommendation... Maybe some few hours of pina coladas would change things....

OK, random ramblings, but what do friends do when listening to music...? 

Exactly

Great stuff !!

 


ziakut wrote:
Gotta say I'm enjoying quite a bit of both Boy and Bear.
 


Gotta say I'm enjoying quite a bit of both Boy and Bear.

I thought that I listened to Fleet Foxes!


Koala Bear
no bears, huh..? ;P
Hi ho, hi ho.... Song to me is ho-hum.  Comments are hilarious.  Thanks, folks.
 gypsyman wrote:
There are no #@$%^& bears in Australia!     {#Wall}
 
I will concede metaphorical bears, but draw the line there....{#Beat}
There are no #@$%^& bears in Australia!     {#Wall}
These guys are really good, aren't they? (He said without a hint of irony)
 Byronape wrote:

The bear plays the fiddle.  There was a rabbit on bongos for a while, but they kicked him out for always playing too fast and pooping everywhere.
  

 
  Thanks for the laughs. I appreciate your humor.


i like this a lot. 8
So, the bear is on public assistance?
Very good comments on this tune! I missed this!
 Byronape wrote:

The bear plays the fiddle.  There was a rabbit on bongos for a while, but they kicked him out for always playing too fast and pooping everywhere.
 
 
It happens every time they let the rabbit play drums!

Agreed !!

 

michaelgmitchell wrote:
It's a keeper.
 


 ziakut wrote:
Wonder what the boy plays and what the bear plays.
 
The bear plays the fiddle.  There was a rabbit on bongos for a while, but they kicked him out for always playing too fast and pooping everywhere.
  

 
 other1 wrote:
Wow, thought this was Jackson Browne for a minute. Had to google and make sure he wasn't the lead singer of Boy and Bear. Nice tune.
 
I also "heard" Jackson B. in there also, but glad its not lol do like this tune!
Wow, thought this was Jackson Browne for a minute. Had to google and make sure he wasn't the lead singer of Boy and Bear. Nice tune.
Wonder what the boy plays and what the bear plays.
 gypsyman wrote:
Again, how many bears are there in Australia?
 

About as many as there are fleet foxes in the USA.
Again, how many bears are there in Australia?
I didn't know Kermit started a band...

 
 Ngoziman wrote:

Just got tickets for one of their UK gigs next month. Ah, bliss.

 
Damn I wish I looked here sooner.  London gig is sold out and I'm in the wrong place for all the other gigs.
 WonderLizard wrote:
Black Keys meet Fleet Foxes meet Andrew Bird. Pretty good stuff.
 
{#High-five} Great description!

Just got tickets for one of their UK gigs next month. Ah, bliss.


Plays in past month: 17


Okay, we get it. Move on.
love that bass
Must be descendants of the whistlers from the movie The Bridge on the RIver Kwai. Good song!
Would never have picked these guys as good old Ockers.  That's what you get for moving to the other side of the world I guess.

Not even close!

TJS wrote:

Sounds like David Gray.  Baaaaaaaaaabylon
 


Starts off strong, then gets predictable fast.
Sounds like David Gray.  Baaaaaaaaaabylon
Black Keys meet Fleet Foxes meet Andrew Bird. Pretty good stuff.
It's a keeper.
'Quite Likeable' - reminiscent of Interpol, particularly the vocals in my opionion
He sounds like the Lead Singer from Boy and Bear !!

 
Good song; the lead singer sounds like the one from The Black Keys
 MiracleDrug wrote:


off the meds, eh?
 
No meds strong enough to dull the agony of listening to FF, best to avoid them all together. . . 
 
such a great song! and great band!
What's not to like about a song with good whistling? {#Whistle}
 vandal wrote:

Tough to get carried away when we talking about FF.  They're so abysmally boring and uninspiring that even the thought of choking to death on a cup full of broken glass and kerosene holds more promise. . . 
 
 

off the meds, eh?
 rdo wrote:

Whoa there now!  Don't get carried away.
 
Tough to get carried away when we talking about FF.  They're so abysmally boring and uninspiring that even the thought of choking to death on a cup full of broken glass and kerosene holds more promise. . . 
 
What makes this song really  interesting is the 'battle' between the tricky background instrumentation and the singer's rhythm. Really grabs my attention, and must make it tough to perform well. 7 from the intrigued Nottingham jury (which also loves the band name :o)).

Wow! New & refreshing.  8


 vandal wrote:

These guys are 5000 times more talented than FF. . . 
 
 
Whoa there now!  Don't get carried away.

Me too Bill, I really like that song ! Thanks for playing it.
I really like this.  Great voice, guitar, layers,.. and cool whistling.
Likin' it FINE!  Great job putting this "on air" for us, RP, thanks!
Sounds like Patience by Guns 'n' Roses.
 
WELL?  There's whistling in it!
 
I keep thinking that eventually this song won't sound as kickass good to me, but it seems to have staying power.  Excellent tune.

 grogg wrote:
So... would you guys say this sounds more like AC/DC or Fleet Foxes?
 
These guys are 5000 times more talented than FF. . . 
 
 grogg wrote:
So... would you guys say this sounds more like AC/DC or Fleet Foxes?
 
Sounds nothing like AC/DC.
 

 {winky emoticon goes here}
 

 grogg wrote:
So... would you guys say this sounds more like AC/DC or Fleet Foxes?
 
with the whistling there at the end, definitely FF.
i don't hear much AC/DC at all.
So... would you guys say this sounds more like AC/DC or Fleet Foxes?
Just saw the video on their web site.  Very cool.  Not what you would expect.     Love that whistling....!!!!
 socalhol wrote:
First I've heard this track — I thought it might be singer from Fleet Foxes or MMJ doing a side project.  So because of the similarity I am hearing, I like it — gets a 7 from me.  BTW — according to Allmusic this album was:  ..."recorded in Nashville with producer Joe Chiccarelli (My Morning Jacket, the Shins)..."  So perhaps I'm hearing more similarity than just the vocals.  {#Wink}

 
or Rick Davies... 

First I've heard this track — I thought it might be singer from Fleet Foxes or MMJ doing a side project.  So because of the similarity I am hearing, I like it — gets a 7 from me.  BTW — according to Allmusic this album was:  ..."recorded in Nashville with producer Joe Chiccarelli (My Morning Jacket, the Shins)..."  So perhaps I'm hearing more similarity than just the vocals.  {#Wink}

 sillyjeff wrote:


Scott, I think it's ironic - someone could say that YOU cannot say someone else cannot say "sounds nothing like AC/DC" and they would be just as incorrect as you are.  

I totally agree with your point that if somebody says it sound like AC/DC, then it DOES to them, since that was the response triggered in their brain for whatever reason.

I agree that for someone to respond to tell someone "It sounds nothing like XXXXXX..." is obtuse (unless they add - "to me").

But for you to say someone else can or cannot say something that doesn't endanger the public seems obtuse as well, to me.  This is America. 

In Wyoming many men cling to Second Amendment rights with Easy Rider rifle racks proudly perched in Safeway parking lots.  How about the First Amendment?

Neither ranting vitriolic, nor insidious incivility, makes us right. 
 
WTF. 
This song is growing on me every time I hear it.
I agree about the whistling, but then again, it's catchy in a pop kind of way. At least this song won't get played over & over again 'in a pop kind of way.'
I saw them at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco a coupla weeks ago - they are VERY LOUD in a small venue - where I paid the princely sum of $10 USD for a one-set show.  They were opened by another (not-yet-ready-for-primetime) band.

Met a self-described "Househead" (A follower of Crowded House, like the deadheads who followed the Grateful Dead around.  Who knew?) who likened this band's harmonies to those of Crowded House and their ilk.  This woman was a veritable fount of knowledge and seemed to have an encyclopedic grasp of the Australian and American Celtic-Bluegrass-Rock-Folk scene (my term, not hers), and mentioned another band that I haven't checked out yet, but which might be worth listening to:  Mumford and Sons.
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I've posted a more vitriolic rant about this before, but if somebody says it sounds like AC/DC, then it does. This point is not arguable. Music is so subjective, how can you know what elements of a certain song are reaching any individual's brain? You can't. Maybe that one chord on the rhythm guitar right *there!* reminds *that* listener of something they were doing in 1978 and in 1978 they listened to AC/DC a lot so this song sounds like AC/DC to them. You cannot say "sounds nothing like AC/DC."

Maybe a more appropriate response would be "their use of harmony is similar but beyond that, I think their sounds diverge..." or "I'm not hearing that." 
 
I remember that rant, I do believe, since it was in response to a reply to my post about Some Say Leland sounding like Sufjan Stevens. In any case, go Scott!

Bumping from 7 to 8 - at first I thought it was Nils Lofgren!  Then the whistling started. {#Lol}  I still really like this song.

Awesome... keep it coming Bill!!

whistling pretty much destroys any song but i still like this one (song not whistling)
 Pibailey wrote:

Sounds nothing like Fleet Foxes. Yes it borrows from many genres, including folk. But don't liken it to 1 specific folk group that also uses harmonies...


 
debobasu wrote:
Fleet foxes? Sounds nice though...
 
 
You're right; it sounds like Adele.
Great song.  Highest rating I've given a new song is quite a few months.  Good pick RP.
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I've posted a more vitriolic rant about this before, but if somebody says it sounds like AC/DC, then it does. This point is not arguable. Music is so subjective, how can you know what elements of a certain song are reaching any individual's brain? You can't. Maybe that one chord on the rhythm guitar right *there!* reminds *that* listener of something they were doing in 1978 and in 1978 they listened to AC/DC a lot so this song sounds like AC/DC to them. You cannot say "sounds nothing like AC/DC."

Maybe a more appropriate response would be "their use of harmony is similar but beyond that, I think their sounds diverge..." or "I'm not hearing that." 
 

Scott, I think it's ironic - someone could say that YOU cannot say someone else cannot say "sounds nothing like AC/DC" and they would be just as incorrect as you are.  

I totally agree with your point that if somebody says it sound like AC/DC, then it DOES to them, since that was the response triggered in their brain for whatever reason.

I agree that for someone to respond to tell someone "It sounds nothing like XXXXXX..." is obtuse (unless they add - "to me").

But for you to say someone else can or cannot say something that doesn't endanger the public seems obtuse as well, to me.  This is America. 

In Wyoming many men cling to Second Amendment rights with Easy Rider rifle racks proudly perched in Safeway parking lots.  How about the First Amendment?

Neither ranting vitriolic, nor insidious incivility, makes us right. 
 Pibailey wrote:
Sounds nothing like Fleet Foxes. Yes it borrows from many genres, including folk. But don't liken it to 1 specific folk group that also uses harmonies...
 
I've posted a more vitriolic rant about this before, but if somebody says it sounds like AC/DC, then it does. This point is not arguable. Music is so subjective, how can you know what elements of a certain song are reaching any individual's brain? You can't. Maybe that one chord on the rhythm guitar right *there!* reminds *that* listener of something they were doing in 1978 and in 1978 they listened to AC/DC a lot so this song sounds like AC/DC to them. You cannot say "sounds nothing like AC/DC."

Maybe a more appropriate response would be "their use of harmony is similar but beyond that, I think their sounds diverge..." or "I'm not hearing that." 
{#Clap} I enjoyed that. Nice pick-up RP.

 Pieter wrote:
Great to see this band picked up on RP.
 

The lead singer isn't the same lead singer as the one in Midlake, is it?
First listen for this - I like it so far.  Even the whistling (which, apart from Andrew Bird's, is something I could definitely live without) is pleasant.  7, for now.  We'll see how it plays in the future...{#Mrgreen}
 Pibailey wrote:

Sounds nothing like Fleet Foxes. Yes it borrows from many genres, including folk. But don't liken it to 1 specific folk group that also uses harmonies...


 
debobasu wrote:
Fleet foxes? Sounds nice though...
 
 
Agreed. Vocals sound more like David Gray than Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes. Solid 7 on first listen.

Sounds nothing like Fleet Foxes. Yes it borrows from many genres, including folk. But don't liken it to 1 specific folk group that also uses harmonies...


 
debobasu wrote:
Fleet foxes? Sounds nice though...
 

Great to see this band picked up on RP.
Fleet foxes? Sounds nice though...