Our single Asian Fetishist

New twee pop tunes just in time for Asian Heritage Month!

Years ago, I recorded a demo of this song using only the gear I had available in my little flat in Windhoek, Namibia. As fun as it was to write songs using children’s toy keyboards and cheap guitars – and we even made an adorable video for it! – it was high time to do a proper recording of one of our favourite songs to play. Huge thanks for Mike Kuehn for the recording. You can read the lyrics here. Don’t forget to buy the track on Bandcamp! Hooray for Asian Heritage Month (down with racism).

The great folks from Shot in the Dark filmed us performing the song – stay tuned for the video!
2017-05-13 Shot in the Dark

Catch us performing Asian Fetishist at Ottawa Race Weekend this Saturday!


Asian Heritage Month

2017-05-18 Hosting Ladies First for Asian Heritage Month

We’ve been so busy for Asian Heritage Month! We had the pleasure of guest hosting one of our favourite radio shows Ladies First on CHUO FM last Thursday, sharing our playlist of some of our favourite acts featuring female musicians of Asian descent:

1. Mitski, Puberty 2, “Your American Girl”
2. Belle Game, Ritual Tradition Habit, “River” (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
3. Japanese Breakfast Pschyopomp, “Everybody Wants to Love You”
4. Leejonghyun, Let’s Go to My Star, “Gx-339-4”
5. Ark Analog, Dirty Power, “Make Me A Mirror” (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
6. LAL, Find Safety, “Tiny Mirrors” (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
7. Novusolis, MEGAPHONO Volume Ten by Various Artists, “Halcyon Sky” (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
8. No Mistakes in Space, Live at Wolf Lake Studio, “Sometimes” (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
9. Janice Jo Lee, Sing Hey, “All The Times You Were Silent” (Kitchner, Ontario, Canada)
10. King Kimbit, Songs For A Boy “Cigarettes” (Gloria Remix) (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
11. (did you catch the sneak peek of our upcoming single?)

And the collaboration with the Asian-Canadian arts community continues! I’ll be playing a special solo set at Shanghai Restaurant on Friday, June 2. Come check out this fundraiser hosted by China Doll for the web series Past Redemption, also featuring our buddies May-Jun Li and Jumpin Joel Flash & The Magic Machine. You can get tickets in advance ($10) from Shanghai Restaurant, by calling 613-233-4001, or by writing to actor/producer Peter at pchow46@gmail.com. Check out the event here.

Past Redemption fundraiser
solo set with Jumpin Joel Flash and May-Jun Li
Friday, June 2, 2017, 6PM
Shanghai Restaurant, 651 Somerset Street, Ottawa
Facebook event

Past Redemption Poster

it’s going to be a great summer

Ottawa Race Weekend poster

Folks, we’re so stoked about how fantastic this summer is going to be.  We’re playing Ottawa Race Weekend. Yup, we’re going to play the Festival Plaza stage and then immediately afterwards Gloria’s running the 10k race. Tiffanie will also be doing the half marathon the next day. Come hang out with us for some pre-race fun at the Ottawa Race Weekend!

Ottawa Race Weekend
with Whitehorse and special guests
Saturday May 28, 2017
Festival Plaza, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. W

May is Asian Heritage Month, so we’ve got a few treats coming soon. We’ll be releasing a new topical single this month, and shooting a video for it at the Shot in the Dark sessions. On Thursday, May 25, we’re guest-hosting an episode of our favourite radio show, Ladies First, featuring our favourite female musicians of Asian descent. We also wrote a special piece for Asian Heritage Month in Ottawa Beat, so keep your eye out for the next issue!

Oh and we had a lot of fun at JUNOfest! Check out some of the photos that Ming Wu took here

JUNOfest 2017 - House of Targ - by Maggie Woodley

more! show! announcements!


We had a great time on Sunday playing at the “Canadian Women’s Songbook – Women and the JUNOs” song circle. We enjoyed hanging out with other fantastic female musicians, and it was pretty cool performing an Alanis Morissette cover in a church! Thanks, Muse Collective, for setting this up!

song circle



CBC MUSIC presents: JUNOfest ’17 – Weaves | Partner | Thrifty Kids | Scary Bear Soundtrack 
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 9PM
House of Targ, 1077 Bank Street, Ottawa, $12
Facebook event

2017 JUNOfest performer frame 600x600

Folk on the Rocks
with Shad, City and Colour, Jason Collett, Operators, the Pack A.D., & more
July 14-16, 2017
Long Lake, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories


Still more to come!

Hello 2017

2017 has been great to us so far! We played a sold out show for Megaphono Festival at Black Squirrel Books and even made the centrefold of Ottawa Beat newspaper!

Check out more photos from our Megaphono show here (Thanks Ming Wu)!

We’re sitting on some super exciting news that we can’t wait to announce…so stay tuned!

Meanwhile, Gloria and Dannik will be taking part in a very special SBS performance next week…come check it out!

Canadian Women’s Songbook: Women in the Junos
synths | loop pedal | drum machine set
Sunday, March 5, 2017, 2PM-5PM
Trinity Anglican Church, 1230 Bank Street, Ottawa, $8 advance, $10 door/PWYC/no one turned away
Facebook event



Merci Sous-Sol 819 pour avoir jouer notre chanson!

If you pick up a copy of this month’s issue of your favourite local music newspaper Ottawa Beat, in the Megaphono section you’ll see a nice write-up about lil ol’ us!


Speaking of Megaphono, will we see you at our show this Friday?

Megaphono presents: Bonnie Doon | Lonely Parade | Scary Bear Soundtrack
Friday, February 3, 2017, 21:00
Black Squirrel Books, 1073 Bank St, Ottawa, ON
Facebook event

 Finally, Gloria’s dad shot a pretty good video of our last show at Zaphod’s:

Happy holidays!

Merry Christmas from the band!

Our December performance from the Mirror Mountain Film Festival is now up for streaming for anyone who wants to re-live the experience again:

CITY FRAGMENTS feat. Scary Bear Soundtrack & Timothy I. Smith from Mirror Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

We’re also excited to announce that we’ll be performing at Megaphono Festival this year!

Megaphono 2017
Friday, February 3, 2017, 21:00
Black Squirrel Books, 1073 Bank St, Ottawa, ON
Website link


MEGAPHONO 2017 – We’re Getting Ready from MEGAPHONO on Vimeo.



Scary Bear Soundtrack opening for HIGHS & Loon Choir @ Zaphod’s – photo by Ming Wu

Thanks for the great show at Zaphod’s last Friday! We enjoyed opening for Loon Choir and HIGHs and are so grateful to everyone who came out to support us.  Big thanks to Whatever’s Cool With Me and David Yazbeck from Thursday Special Blend for playing our music to help promote the show. If you weren’t able to make the show, check out Ming’s great photos here.


We’re excited for our performance at the Mirror Mountain Film Festival this Friday December 2. We’re collaborating with Canadian filmmaker Tim Smith for this special project. Tim will be presenting his film City Fragments while we perform a live soundtrack that we’ve specially composed for this event. See you there!

Here’s a trailer the whole film festival:

2016 festival trailer from Mirror Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.


a little help FOR our friends

Hi everyone! We wanted to ask you to help out a few community initiatives that our friends are involved in.

We love Ottawa Rock Camp for Girls! Gloria teaches keyboards there, Tiffanie is a board director, and that’s how we met our first drummer Ainslie! Can we ask you to support the camp by voting for their nomination to the Ottawa Social Impact Awards?
Also, if you know of a teen girl interested in playing music, sign her up for camp this year!

We also love community radio stations like CHUO FM and CKCU FM, as they have always supported us and other local indie artists! They are both running funding drives right now. We’re happy to contribute, and so should you! Donate to CHUO FM here and support CKCU FM here!

In other news, Ottawa music blog Sometimes Always featured an interview with our band – check out the full interview here! Thanks Sometimes Always!

Finally, happy Halloween! Our drummer Kevin and his buddies have put out yet another Halloween EP this year for your enjoyment – check out the new Super Ghouls here!

New show announcement with HIGHS and Loon Choir


We’re pleased to announce a special show we’ll be playing in November, opening for our old friends HIGHS!

HIGHS | Loon Choir | Scary Bear Soundtrackr
Friday, November 18, 2016, 8PM
Zaphod Beeblebrox, 27 York Street, Ottawa, ON, $10
Facebook event

Tickets for the show are available at Vertigo Records, both Compact Music Inc. locations, Stomping Ground and at Spectrasonic.

We’ve also been working hard on our upcoming multimedia performance at Mirror Mountain Film Festival….very hard indeed!


look how hard we are working – band rehearsal is serious work…