"The Aquabear" by Emily Beveridge
“The Aquabear” by Emily Beveridge

Aquabear Legion To Release Double LP Of Ohio Bands

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Athens-based Ohio music and art collective Aquabear Legion will release a double LP compilation featuring 24 Ohio bands in spring 2015.

The organization launched an Indiegogo page to fund the project through a pre-order, featuring not only the record release but also limited edition posters, colored vinyl and more.

Aquabear 2015 will include music from 24 bands hailing from Athens, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Yellow Springs and Cincinnati.

Bands include The 1984 Draft, Black Owls, Connections, Dead Hand of Man, Dead Winds of Summer, The D-Rays, The Guitars, Herzog, Hookers Made Out of Cocaine, Hyrrokkin, Joseph Airport, Kid Tested, The Kyle Sowashes, The Motel Beds, Murderedman, Nick Tolford & Company, She Bears, Speaking Suns, Sport Fishing USA, Supernobody, Unmonumental, Weedghost, Weird Science and WV White.

Since 2004, Aquabear has worked with more than 200 bands and dozens of visual artists and filmmakers. During that time, the organization has produced 10 releases, including compilations of Ohio music, both physical and as free downloads on

To help raise money and create other items, Aquabear is partnering with local artists for some special items. Charlie Touvell will make limited edition prints based on his artwork for the record’s liner notes and some custom drawings. Hoodies and t-shirts are planned, as well as colored vinyl and other Aquabear items.

Indiegogo pre-orders of Aquabear 2015 is available at For information on Aquabear Legion, visit