Bear in Heaven on New Album

March 8, 2012 12:00 AM

Bear in Heaven on New Album

" After years of quietly making passed-around tapes of experimental, glistening pop, Brooklyn's Bear in Heaven hit pay dirt with 2009's Beast Rest Forth Mouth, which beguiled bloggers and earned them enough buzz to sign to a bigger label and tour our nation's finest dive bars and dance music clubs.

And as soon as they were finished taking Mouth around the country, the band got right back to work. 

"We approached it full speed ahead. There wasn't a moment of downtime between the tour and recording," says guitarist Adam Wills. "We got home from touring Beast and the next day had a studio set up to demo the songs. Months later we recorded those demos."

Bear in Heaven will release their new album I Love You, It's Cool on April 3 via Dead Oceans, in conjunction with Hometapes, who they've prevously been working with. It feels more outgoing and nightclub-ready than Beast, but still finds the band struggling to reconcile the desire to move hips and the need to connect deeper.

"It's a constant battle -- the songs steer themselves sometimes "

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