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Philly is lucky this year. It gets to see Bear In Heaven at least twice in 2012. We have been looking forward to seeing them since we heard You Do You two and a half years ago. The Brooklyn based band formed by Jon Philpot plays an experimental, psych-synth, indie rock medley and is damn hypnotic. Bear In Heaven was playing this Philly show at Voyeur on March 9th prior to their SXSW jaunt and they made it count. Tracks were delivered with the same sound as captured on wax and the show was wildly engaging with Jon coming into the audience and dancing while also playing multiple instruments and singing. Joe Stickney, and Adam Wills laid down guitar and drums seamlessly and the entire set piece was brilliant.
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With their most recent album, Bear Rest Forth Mouth, getting some best new music honors from Pitchfork we know the critics realize the power in Bear In Heaven’s music too. On the back of this release will come I Love You It’s Cool, their fourth release since 2003. We look forward to this and Bear In Heaven’s May 2nd performance at FUC in Philly. Cop your tix here. We did (plus Blouse off Captured Tracks is opening and they are simply fantastic). Check the Bear In Heaven vids: