Don Strange & The Doosh Bears is the off-beat invention of singer-songwriter Don Strange. The Pittsburgh indie rock trio perform songs that explore both the significant and mundane problems of everyday life. With slants toward punk and classic rock, the band often uses humor and wit to tackle serious subjects like toxic relationships, dictatorships, and loss. In the band’s short existence, they have played alongside such notable touring acts as Diarrhea Planet, Lovely Bad Things, and Clem Snide. "Wolves," the guitar-driven opening track on Pierre, describes how couples in bad relationships literally and figuratively rip each other apart. “Imaginary Foe,” set to a surf beat, provides a humorous take on battling one’s internal critic and “Goodbye Mr. Miyagi” is a funny yet poignant ode to an old master. Metaphor is used in the mid-tempo change-up “Millionaire” to explore the nuances of loss and grieving. Dark humor, gritty guitars, Mr. Miyagi, what more could anyone want? Pierre was mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Garrett Haines at Treelady Studios. It is available through iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Rhapsody, and other services.