The Bunny The Bear is an American post-hardcore band from Buffalo, New York. Formed in 2008 by Matthew Tybor and Chris Hutka. The Bunny The Bear's self-titled debut album was self-distributed in 2010 and was followed up with 2011's If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say which was issued through Victory after their signing to the label in February 2011. Their next album, The Stomach for It, was released on May 22, 2012. Tybor writes all the music and lyrics for the band.
Formation and Self-Titled Album (2008 - 2010)EditThe Bunny The Bear was formed in 2008 by Matthew Tybor/The Bunny, Chris Hutka/The Bear, Mike Toczek, Steven Drachenberg and Jim Kaczmarski. Throughout 2008 to 2010 the band went through some minor member changes and completed their debut self-titled album that they would self-release. The band released their debut album on February 4, 2010.
The band released a music video for their song "April 11" on June 8, 2010.
Signing to Victory and If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say (2010 - 2012)EditIn December 2010 the band released the music video for a new demo song, "Aisle". The music video caught the attention of independent music label Victory Records who signed the band in 2011. Later that year the band released their sophomore album, If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say which was released on June 28, 2011.
The Stomach for It (2012 - present)EditThe bands third studio album, The Stomach for It, was announced during March of 2012. Prior to the albums release two music videos were released one for "Soul" on April 9 and the other for "Lonely" on May 9. The album was officially released on May 22, 2012.
- Matthew Tybor - unclean vocals (2008 - present)
- Chris Hutka - clean vocals (2008 - present)
- Jake Andrews - lead guitar (2010 - present)
- Jonathan Quick - rhythm guitar (2012 - present)
- Alexander Matos - bass guitar (2012 - present)
- Chris Cole - lead guitar (2009 - 2010)
- Mike Toczek Jr. - lead guitar (2008 - 2009)
- Cody Morse - rhythm guitar (2011 - 2012)
- Amber Kogut - rhythm guitar and backing vocals (2011)
- Erik Kogut - rhythm guitar (2009 - 2011)
- Steven Drachenberg - bass guitar (2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2012)
- Derek Anthony - bass guitar (2009 - 2011)
- Matt Trozzi - drums (2011 - 2012)
- Brian Dietz - drums (2010 - 2011)
- Jim Kaczmarski - drums (2008 - 2010)
- Danny Stillman - keyboards and triggers (2011)
- The Bunny The Bear (Self-Released, February 4, 2010)
- If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say (Victory Records, June 28, 2011)
- The Stomach for It (Victory Records, May 22, 2012)