Album Review: Bear In Heaven
  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 04, 2012

  • Posted by: Joe Puglisi

Many bands claim to be derivative without redundancy, but few actually achieve something both interesting and reactionary without sounding like a limping retread of old fads. Somehow Bear In Heaven colors in the lines of these crumpled, aging notes to sound like someone watching old campy 80s movies with David Lynch goggles. Their new LP I Love You, It's Cool changes the band's brooding electronic stew into something a bit more bright and bubbly, more influenced by Byrne and Bowie than the percussive noir of "You Do You" and other Beast Rest Forth Mouth cuts. It's no wonder nearly every under-the-radar band counts Bear In Heaven as one of their favorite acts to watch-- nobody seems to play with old conventions like this with such dazzling (and consistent) results.

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