Just ahead of going out on tour, Bear in Heaven has released a FADER mixtape, including the unreleased track “Greece Sun.” Listen to and download the mixtape via FADER’s Soundcloud page by clicking here.
The first single from our new record, I Love You, It’s Cool, is out! Check it here on Pitchfork. Listen on Sound Cloud or download an mp3 here. Tour dates are listed in the Live section, check em.
Our main man, lord of the lunch, Shawn Brackbill took a bunch of photos of us. Jon wrote some hilarious descriptions of them and they wound up on Rollingstones website. Check em out..
More groove, less doom. What does that even mean? Find out and tell us.
NPR knows what’s up.
“We like the way it sounds, for one. It’s quite hypnotic. We also like that we’re experiencing it along side the audience. We haven’t heard the whole thing obviously, so every hour is a surprise to us. I think that may be the best part. The shared experience/experiment.”
Chris Richards called us up one day. The next day, we’re mentioned in the same article as Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga. OK! Weird. Check it.
As a band, we have always sought to balance our interest in art and outsider music with a sense of humor about our place within the entertainment industry. When we began discussing the making of our third record 2 recurrent themes emerged:
1. the desire to release a companion piece of music that was more abstract and drone based than the material we had played every night for the last 18 months or will likely play for 18 months straight following the release of this record.
2. an equal desire to have a little lighthearted fun & comment on the current state of album promotion, hype cycles, countdowns and all the marketing ploys that we accept as a reality of existing within an internet age.
At some point these two ideas merged into one. We would stream our album earlier and for longer than anyone else had before but we’d stream it once. We’d stretch it far beyond the limits of being recognisable as pop music. Draw it out so that snare roll lasts for days. Invite listeners to interpret & consider each sound. sit back and breathe.
Stereogum came to visit us in the studio on the last week of mixing as we were losing our minds. Read it all here:
Welcome to the new Bear In Heaven website. We’re streaming our upcoming record VERY SLOWLY. If you record the next 247 hours of streaming audio and speed it up 3895 times you’ll be able to hear the first track “Idle Heart.