Bearings release new single ‘Slip’

Bearings have released the newest single from their upcoming album ‘The Best Part About Being Human’ titled ‘Slip.’ “’Slip’ was something that came together on its own,” says the band. “The chorus sort of has that country sway to it and the versus tell a story about the wonder and fragility of life. The feelings of loving, but knowing you can never be perfect for that person or rather perfect for anyone as you’re only human. Looking into others experiences and how they found their way through the ups and downs together and what that might have looked like.”

Recently, Bearings announced their third album ‘The Best Part About Being Human,’ due for release on August 18th via Pure Noise Records, along with singles ‘Gone So Gone’ and ‘Live Forever Never Die.’ Produced by Sam Guaiana (Silverstein, Between You & Me), the new album features the most tightly honed songwriting of Bearings’ near-decade career, instantly nostalgic for sweaty summer festivals and finger-pointed singalongs while serving as a clear indication of where the pop-punk genre is headed.

‘The Best Part About Being Human’ is being alive and the second best part is writing an upbeat and exciting record with your brothers in a small house in North Hollywood,” says the band. “This record was us figuring out what we really wanted to play live, what got us excited, and I think we found that.”

By the time Bearings got the chance to properly tour their sophomore album, 2020’s ‘Hello, It’s You,’ 16 months had passed due to, well, you know the story. But despite the false starts getting back onto the road, in a roundabout way the delayed gratification might have been the very best thing for the Ottawa-based pop-punk quintet and their passionate fans alike.

“I thought not being able to tour the record would be a death sentence, but it allowed people to sit with the album and connect to it in deeper ways,” says vocalist Dougie Cousins“When we finally went and did our headline tour in 2022, crowds really knew the songs.”

In the end, ‘Hello, It’s You’ solidified Bearings’ place as genre mainstays, elevating a tried-and-true pop-punk sound Alternative Press hailed as “dangerously catchy” that “could bring down a summer barbeque, if not a festival,” while their home and native land’s Exclaim! said Bearings had “entered the pop-punk big leagues.”

But as Cousins, guitarists Ryan Culligan and Ryan Fitz, bassist Collin Hanes and drummer Mike McKerracher began work on LP3 (their Pure Noise debut, ‘Blue In The Dark,’ dropped in 2018) with producer Sam Guaiana (Silverstein, Between You & Me), they channeled their triumphant return to the stage in sweaty U.S. and Canadian clubs, opting for a more minimalistic approach to the songwriting process.

Centering the most elemental, essential qualities of their musicianship without falling into the kid-in-a-candy-store trappings that bog down so many artists, Bearings’ third album for Pure Noise‘The Best Part About Being Human,’ is the sort of record that begs to be played loudly, the sounds of sunny SoCal filtered through the lens of the Great White North.

“We just wanted to make a fun record,” Cousins espouses. “Sometimes when an album is so thought out, it’s got to be as good as ‘American Idiot’ or it comes off as trying too hard. I think we did new things without sending it into outer space. To me, this record sounds like how I felt when I was in grade 10 listening to blink-182: not too serious, just a good time and able to open up a little circle pit. I think we succeeded in writing songs we can play in a basement or in front of 2,000 people.”

Bearings ‘The Best Part About Being Human’ artwork

‘The Best Part About Being Human’ Tracklist:
1. Scenery
2. Don’t Wanna Forget About It
3. Gone So Gone
4. Go Long
5. Ocean Dream
6. Howie, You’re A Freak
7. Slip
8. Live Forever Never Die
9. I Want To Heal
10. Human



Tour Dates:

September 15th – Riot Fest – Chicago, IL
September 16th – The Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
September 17th – The Opera House – Toronto, CA
September 19th – Théâtre Fairmount – Montréal, CA
September 20th – Empire Live – Albany, NY
September 22nd – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
September 23rd – Racket NYC – New York, NY
September 24th – Crystal Ballroom (Crystal Restaurant) – Boston, MA
September 26th – Space Ballroom – Hamden, CT
September 27th – The Song and Dance – Syracuse, NY
September 29th – Enclave – Pittsburgh, PA
September 30th – Ace of Cups – Columbus, OH
October 1st – Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
October 3rd – Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC
October 4th – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
October 6th – Lone Star Room Dallas – Dallas, TX
October 7th – Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
October 10th – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
October 11th – Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
October 13th – Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
October 15th – The Cornerstone – Berkeley, CA
October 17th – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
October 18th – Hawthorne Theatre– Portland, OR
October 20th – Soundwell – Salt Lake City, UT
October 21st – Marquis Theater – Denver, CO

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