Part Time Bear
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Part Time Bear

Ronkonkoma, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Ronkonkoma, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Rock Punk


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"Featured Track: Part Time Bear – “Shots Fired”"

Driving, modern Pop-Punk/Post Hardcore that blends the familiar genres into something new.

FFO: A Day To Remember, Taking Back Sunday, Real Friends

When a band labels itself as “Pop-Punk” these days, people tend to think they’ll either sound like NOFX or The Story So Far. And sadly there’s a good bit of justification for that; there are so many genres full of innumerable copycat bands. Sometimes the bands who stick to the formula do well in staying original, most times they don’t however. Thankfully there are also a good amount of bands like Part Time Bear who make music that is leagues away from “cookie-cutter.”

Part Time Bear is a four piece outfit hailing from the suburbs of Long Island. Forming in 2015, the band consisting of Nick Arroyo (vocals/bass), Ryan O’Hagan (guitar/vocals), JJ Romano (guitar), and Steven Congemi (drums) have released an EP and two singles including our featured track, the freshness that is “Shots Fired.”

With catchy lyrics and up beat melodies, this track is what you would want from a Pop-Punk band, but the back and forth of melodic vocals with screams that belong in today’s metalcore and a bridge that speaks to the mid-2000s emo kid in all of us, brings a level of originality to this track that makes you want more.

This is a song that oozes maturity and talent from a band that, as the music video suggests, doesn’t take themselves overly serious. There’s a sense of reliability and comfort in what I see and hear from these guys that will definitely bring them success and a following that will stand with them no matter what.

With all the bands that we have come across on this site, and the level of talent and passion I have seen in them, I have faith that we will see a great growth in local scenes and will start to see bands like Part Time Bear gaining their deserved place in the national spotlight. So thank you, guys, from all of us music lovers.

Be sure to give Part Time Bear some love and get your hands on “Shots Fired” which you can get from their Bandcamp.

Stay Tuned.

–Eric Griffin (@409design) - Pillar Collective

"UAU Podcast"

Episode 2 of 'Unknown And Uncloned' (via The Undetermined Podcast Network) is here! This is a very special episode as it features our very firsts guests on the show! PART TIME BEAR, an awesome Pop Punk band from Long Island, NY! From talk of their music, inspirations, and 'Sword Art Online' inspired song, to discussing favorite snacks and future plans, it was an absolute blast having them on UAU! We hope you enjoy this 2nd episode of Unknown And Uncloned! - Unkown and Uncloned Podcast


Part Time Bear EP

More than Pretend (SAO) - Single

Shots Fired - Single 



Rising from the eastern suburbs of Long island, New York epic pop-punk group Part Time Bear formed in 2015 around the talents of Nick Arroyo (vocals/bass), Ryan O’Hagan (guitar/vocals), JJ Romano (guitar), and Steven Congemi (drums). 

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