Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Bear in Heaven: "Sinful Nature"

When I first heard Bear in Heaven back when 2007's Red Bloom of the Boom was released - an album that was heavily praised by Pitchfork - I dug their sprawling, psychedelic sound, but at the same time there was a certain pastiche quality to the songs which made the album as a whole seem unfinished or not fully formed. I'm pretty comfortable with where the band is at five years later, having morphed into a pretty creditable synth pop band with concise pop hooks, and the experimental angle is still there in the overwrought keyboard washes. Much of this is no doubt to the revolving lineup: Jon Philpot is the only original member left, but at this point it looks like he's drafted a team that works.

1 comment:

  1. Your thing is shows latent, m gona add this to my bookmarks.