more from
Collected Recordings
We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.


by Bears and You

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

    Liner notes are included as a PDF as a bonus item.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price


thought about you all day heard you in my ear all the things that you say i will keep them near while i'm away i hope i'm on your mind if i may you will be on mine we sang our song aloud felt my chest expand just the sweetest sound my heart could withstand while i'm away you'll be in my dreams someday may be closer than it seems
Isometric 03:34
do you wanna come see my band? put a gun in my hand do you wanna come to the party? do you wanna come drink with me? do something embarrassing do you wanna come to the party? all along i've been afraid thinking of you all along i've been afraid i've been afraid has it been as long as it seems? have i been in your dreams? do you wanna come to the party? are you leaving after this song? do you mind if i tag along? do you wanna come to the party?




During his time at college, Nick Bottomley (Bears and You) spent a lot of late nights staying up listening to the campus radio station, where the music played often reflected the sleeplessness and haziness of its audience. It was these sounds that inspired his second EP, Yearbook. The songs on it are reflective of his time spent at school, and by the oddly intimate connection of tuning in to the lonely radio transmissions bouncing up and down the coast.

In between class and homework, the record came together over the course of 3 years, eventually becoming four perfect, versatile, vulnerable, electronic songs. Subsequently, Yearbook is four years in twenty minutes; the sound of growing up and letting go as you watch a rocket pierce the sky before daybreak.


released June 21, 2016

Bears and You is Nicholas Bottomley.
"Closer Than It Seems" is cowritten and sung by Zana Jipsen.

Yearbook is based on my experiences at university. It was inspired by the strange, lonely connection I felt listening to the college radio station at 3 in the morning, hearing sounds I had never heard before, and wondering who was on the other side of the airwaves.

My deepest thanks to my friends and family: Zana Jipsen, Maxton Stenstrom, Ashleigh Payne, Natalia Adams, Luke Kim, Meysell Quintana, Shannen Roberts, Linda Roman, Michelle Samayoa, Joey Casalenuovo, Emily Hicks, Brandon Kado, Josh Vasquez, Brian Long, and Israel Vasquez, for your contributions, both direct and indirect.


all rights reserved



Bears and You Los Angeles, California

Bears and You is Nicholas Bottomley. I make music in my bedroom.

contact / help

Contact Bears and You

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Bears and You, you may also like: