Jookabox are one of the many good bands that go unnoticed or get lost among a sea of newcomers year after year. Continue reading…
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Review: Cymbals Eat Guitars, Bear In Heaven, and Freelance Whales; March 23, 2010; Casbah
Three hot bands, two large mammals, and one cannibalistic instrument converged at the Casbah last Tuesday night, when Freelance Whales, Bear in Heaven, and Cymbals Eat Guitars swung through to represent New York City. Continue reading…
Review: Bear In Heaven; January 16th, 2010; Brillobox, Pittsburgh
The Bear In Heaven show at Brillobox sold out far in advance.
Granted, Brillobox isn’t exactly Madison Square Garden, but selling out the show was an undeniable feat for this Brooklyn band whose fan base has only slowly grown for the past few years.
Earning Pitchfork’s coveted Best New Music tag didn’t hurt, and Bear In Heaven certainly deserve the award. Their newest album, Beast Rest Forth Mouth, pulsates from song to song, and when it veers into ambient electronic territory, it can sound quite brooding. Going into the show, I felt a sense of great promise, and their brand of electro-psychedelic kraut rock is music to my ears.
At the Brillobox, I soon discovered the full breadth of their ability: Bear In Heavenâ€”in addition to sounding great on recordâ€”can also create a sonic landscape that totally surrounds the show-goer. Continue reading