Bear in Heaven [MOVED TO THE EARL]

Bear in Heaven [MOVED TO THE EARL]

Young Magic, Weeknight

Sun, August 24, 2014

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$14.00 - $16.00

Off Sale

This event is 18 and over

Bear in Heaven
Bear in Heaven
Bear In Heaven's new album is aptly titled Time is Over One Day Old.
It's a record with a visceral relationship to time and its processes.
Where invulnerability and ambition can support you as you grow, at
some point they become dead weight, and being true to yourself means
casting them off, starting anew. This plays out as a powerful analogy
for the band across the arc of it's career.

They've always made intriguing records, here especially. It's easy to
see why musicians fall hard for this band. They entice and envelop
you. Any Bear In Heaven song will most likely greet you with a
provocative beat, textural synthesizers and unassuming but adeptly
supportive bass and guitar, all exquisitely arranged and glistening.
Jon Philpot's high, smooth, strong voice is so tightly wound into the
music that it can be easy to overlook the lyrics, Bear In Heaven's
capacious third dimension. Philpot is a center-seeking, contemplative
writer who captures the fleeting thoughts that underscore our
emotional lives, the interactions with the world that are both
difficult to express and anathema in daily conversation.

While all of this can be said of any Bear In Heaven album, each varies
wildly in tone and approach. 2007's Red Bloom of the Boom is ambitious
and experimental. Beast Rest Forth Mouth (2009) was a pivotal record
that still feels important, seductive and intense. On their 2012 LP I
Love You, It's Cool the structural and musical ideas are challenging,
and masterfully developed. For Time is Over One Day Old, we witness
the band once again turning their gaze inward and prioritizing their
evocative abilities in line with or even slightly ahead of technical
skills. It feels very much in the tradition of BRFM in that way. It's
beautiful; it's moving.

Here Philpot and Adam Wills are more deeply collaborative than ever.
This album is darker at times, louder than their others; it feels
personal and direct. "If I Were To Lie" places Wills' bass groove
front and center, "Demon" is riveting and propulsive in spite of its
dark pointed lyric, and "They Dream" dissolves into three and a half
minutes of deeply satisfying ambient synth work in its second half.
Wills has always been the band's anchor, providing rock solid,
rhythmic bass lines and guitars that blur the boundaries of Philpot's
synth. Though in moments such as the final track, "You Don't Need The
World," Wills cuts through with an audacious, biting guitar hook. It's
a great culmination of the album's sense of release. This album isn't
about being dark, it's about releasing darkness and frustration.

When bands age well, their vitality takes shape. They wear, but with
intention. They trim excesses. Throughout this album you'll hear a
band at peace with themselves. They've learned to cut back on that
which is merely impressive and to concentrate on simply what is
crucial. For Philpot this is about making something lasting. "A lot of
shedding, getting rid of layers and preconceptions... breaking up with
old ways of thinking, old ways of being, starting to look at this
thing in a new way and finding something positive." The result is a
record that will stay with you.
Young Magic
Young Magic
Australian import Young Magic, made up of Isaac, a portable studio and numerous friends, currently resides in New York City. For the last six months, Young Magic has been recording songs in various places to add to the song's unique and organic psychedelic sound. Sounds sampled from old spy bases in Berlin to children's playgrounds in Melbourne to flats in New York City were all integrated into creating these songs. In Young Magic's first single, "You With Air", the listener is taken on a journey to a place where young children are playing and laughing while Isaac's vocals add a layer of soul creating a perfect combination of modern-day drum beats and matter of fact lyrics.
"Comprised of New York based duo known simply as Holly and Andy, Weeknight create the sort of languid, obfuscous pop that swirls slightly menacingly through your eardrums. The interlocking male-female vocals contain both beauty and enigmatic characteristics, whether it be the bass heavy Devil or the glitchy Dark Light (Warrior), the crackling guitar lines and other-worldly lyrics elevate Weeknight above many of their synth-led contemporaries. Whilst it's clearly lacking big budget production, the Depeche Mode vibes are prominent throughout, as are the loosely scattered shoegaze percussion sections. All in all, this debut EP entitled Dark Dark Lights is an extremely accomplished trio of tracks; I just wish they were called Weaknight instead…" - crack in the road
Venue Information:
Terminal West
887 West Marietta St. Studio C
Atlanta, GA, 30318