Sombear performs in The Current studios

Sombear performs "Incredibly Still" live in 89.3 The Current studios. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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Sombear In-Studio
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Sombear may be a relatively new act in the music community here in Minnesota, but we can guarantee that a lot of you probably know the man behind the project. Brad Hale — drummer for Now, Now — is stepping into the spotlight to release a debut that's been stewing in his head for years.

This deeply personal collection of songs took the young musician a lot of convincing to release. Shy and somewhat introverted, Hale was working with Death Cab For Cutie's Chris Walla on Now, Now's record last year when the indie mastermind told him it was time to come into his own. With that, Sombear was born.

For this Local Show session, David Campbell talks with Hale about making the transition into a solo role, going on tour with Dessa, his affinity for color guard and more.

Songs performed: "Incredibly Still," "Love You In The Dark" and "The Way We Are"

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    Chris Walla performs with Sombear in The Current studios (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Cacie Dalager performs with Sombear in The Current studios (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Chris Walla performs with Sombear in The Current studios (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Bradley Hale performs at Sombear in The Current studios (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Bradley Hale performs at Sombear in The Current studios (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Bradley Hale and Chris Walla perform in The Current studios (MPR / Nate Ryan)