Brother Bear change name
2011-11-14 by Kris. | 21 Comments

California post-hardcore band Brother Bear have recently decided to change their name to State Faults.

Quote:
When the band first started as Jared and Jonny jamming in a bedroom, the music was VERY different and Brother Bear seemed appropriate for it. We also were unaware of the Disney Movie of the same title (we later watched it and were very disappointed, except for Phil Collins, because he can never do wrong.)

So long story short, we feel this name better suits us as a band and as individuals, and we’re all really pumped on it! We’re also very pumped not to be lumped in with a Disney Movie, and there’s also a million other Brother Bear bands out there that we were getting confused with.

We’re still the same band, we’ll play the same songs and say the same stuff and forever keep the open dialogue we’ve had between you guys and us, and simply put, to us we will always be the Bears. But we’re a big boy band now, and sometimes that means doin some big boy stuff. State Faults stuff.
The band is set to play their last show as Brother Bear on November 26th in Santa Rosa, CA.

http://www.wearebrotherbear.com/post/12819786654/announcement-we-are-changing-our-name

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FearThyEvil
November 15th 2011

12480 Comments


Not a bad name change.

Acanthus
November 15th 2011

9537 Comments


Aww but... but... the State's not cuddly.

Kris.
November 15th 2011

12255 Comments


dammit disney your movie sucked

shortz
November 15th 2011

201 Comments


Well as long as they aren't going in an entirely new direction musically, it really has no barring.

I always lol'd at the "similar artists" on last.fm though.

Spec
November 15th 2011

27107 Comments


at least they gave the movie a chance

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dimsim3478
November 15th 2011

4877 Comments


Oh, c'mon! WHO DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THAT MOVIE?????? [it was a pretty good movie, I guess]

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Rev
November 15th 2011

9404 Comments


I loved the name :'(

Ire
November 15th 2011

41753 Comments


i officially hate this band now

IAmHollywood
November 15th 2011

1443 Comments


seems like a sensible choice. I always expected some indie pop or some shit every time I looked at
their name. good change

balcaen
November 15th 2011

3183 Comments


brother bear was such a neat name for their music though. now they just have an arbitrary cold name like every other post-hardcore band

EyeForAnEye
November 15th 2011

1692 Comments


Still don't know how I feel about this.

sniper
November 15th 2011

19048 Comments


change the title to state faults, calling them brother bear when they changed their name is just going to confuse people

PistolPete
November 15th 2011

3591 Comments


i guess it's early enough in their career that this is allowable, other name was definitely more manly though

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whywontyoudie
November 15th 2011

3063 Comments


cool band, and not a bad choice on the name.

Ire
November 15th 2011

41753 Comments


brother bear was such a neat name for their music though. now they just have an arbitrary cold name like every other post-hardcore band

yeah this :/

oh well band still rules

sailSAway
November 16th 2011

840 Comments


well now that i've listened to them, name change was a bad call.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
November 16th 2011

23804 Comments


"We also were unaware of the Disney Movie of the same title (we later watched it and were very disappointed, except for Phil Collins, because he can never do wrong.)"

lol, they're wrong though. Phil Collins is quite capable of doing wrong. See: his entire body of work (minus most of Genesis).

HenchmanOfSanta
November 16th 2011

1857 Comments


It's not an arbitrary cold name as much as it's an arbitrary plural noun with no "the" like Departures, Manners, Dangers, etc. At least Harbours changed their name to Only Distance.

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
November 17th 2011

9033 Comments


State Faults is such a lame name compared to Brother Bear though

Athom
Staff Reviewer
November 17th 2011

17204 Comments


@Aids: Phil Collins owned
@Henchmen: for as much as Harbours HAD to change their name, it was also a smart decision now that they aren't really the band they started out as (members and soundwise now that they're just another melodic chugcore band).

TheseModernThings
November 18th 2011

160 Comments


What's in now is "The". The strokes. The vines. The hives. The whitestripes... see this isn't new. The Led Zeppelin?? How about... THE STATE FAULTS



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