Scary Bear Soundtrack is an indie dream pop act, blending layers of shoegaze with synth pop. For the last few years, the band has been based in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, making Scary Bear Soundtrack one of the northernmost indie bands in the world. Currently, Scary Bear Soundtrack is a long distance project featuring the works of Gloria Guns (Ottawa) and Christine Aye (Cambridge Bay).
Formerly of Hamilton Trading Co. (w/ members of the Diableros and BEAMS), Gloria has been performing for over a decade, while also supporting other acts such as Paris-based Melissa Laveaux, gatesgatesgates (w/ former members of Cuff the Duke and the Postage Stamps), and Mike Kuehn (of Sleepytown Sound). Gloria was classically trained on the piano since age five and self-taught on the guitar since age twelve. Christine grew up in Myanmar, where she performed in a metal band.
On September 8, 2014, the band released a new full length split album “The Longest Night”, written and recorded with Avid Napper. The single “The Longest Night”, written in collaboration with Avid Napper, made it to the top 10 acts across all of Canada in the national round for CBC Music’s Searchlight competition for Canada’s Best New Artist, out of 4500 bands. In addition, The Longest Night was the highest debut for the week of May 23, 2014, making it to #2 on CBC Radio 3’s R3-30 Countdown for Canada’s top indie songs of the week, where it remained for over a month, and was included in the Top 103 Songs of the Year by CBC Music. The Longest Night has received national airplay by radio stations across Canada.
Named after the Scary Bear horror films (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqJPlt5wpsU) (also produced by Gloria) and equipped with a healthy love of synths, vintage amps, and chorus guitar pedals, Scary Bear Soundtrack has had the pleasure of performing at many special events including Capital Pride, Ottawa Fashion Week, the Ottawa Rock Lottery and the Women’s World global feminist conference. In 2012, the band’s music gained new international exposure in the Southern African music scene, where Gloria put on a series of special Scary Bear Soundtrack performances in Namibia.
In 2012, Scary Bear Soundtrack released its debut self-titled EP album, featuring the single Beaver Pond Forest. The music video for Beaver Pond Forest, directed by South African-Canadian filmmaker Toni Van Eeden, was featured at the Ottawa International Film Festival in 2014.