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Bear in Heaven announce new album, Time Is Over One Day Old, stream “Time Between”

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    Brooklyn synth-rock outfit Bear in Heaven will release their fourth studio album, Time Is Over One Day Old, on August 5th via Dead Oceans. The 10-track effort is the first to feature new drummer Jason Nazary, who, according to a press release, “adapts and adds to Bear in Heaven’s sound and structure.”

    The press release adds that the album is “very much in the tradition of (2012’s) I Love You, It’s Cool. It’s beautiful; it’s moving. They carefully balance moments of joyful simplicity and deep complexity. 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. It’s a kind of density that you want to bite right into.”

    “Here, we’re setting aside the things that most people focus on [and instead] staking our claim in some ethereal place,” said frontman Jon Philpot. “A lot of shedding, getting rid of layers and pre-conceptions… 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.”

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    As our first taste of the album, the band’s unveiled “Time Between”. Following the sleek and sensuous I Love You, “Time Between” sees the band dirty things up a bit. The synths sound filthy and unmaintained, the drums thud just slightly out of time, and even the studio effects are unpolished. Still, Philpot’s vocals serve as the emotional core, a mix of lusty crooning and evocative wailing.

    Listen in below:

    Time Is Over One Day Old Tracklist:
    01. Autumn
    02. Time Between
    03. If I Were to Lie
    04. They Dream
    05. The Sun and the Moon and the Stars
    06. Memory Heart
    07. Demon
    08. Way Off
    09. Dissolve the Walls
    10. You Don’t Need the World

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    In support of the record, Bear in Heaven’s announced a lengthy U.S. tour scheduled for August/September. Consult their full itinerary below.

    Bear in Heaven 2014 Tour Dates:
    08/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
    08/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
    08/21 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
    08/22 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
    08/23 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle (Back Room)
    08/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
    08/26 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
    08/27 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
    08/28 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
    09/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex
    09/03 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
    09/05 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
    09/06 – Spokane, WA @ Bartfest
    09/07 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
    09/10 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
    09/11 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
    09/12 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
    09/13 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
    09/14 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
    09/16 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
    09/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
    10/02 – London, UK @ XOYO
    10/03 – Brussels, BE @ Beursschouwburg
    10/04 – Paris, FR @ Espace B
    10/05 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
    10/06 – Cologne, DE @ Club 672
    10/07 – Berlin, DE @ Berghain
    10/09 – Copenhagen, DK @ Ideal Bar
    10/10 – Lund, SE @ Mejeriet
    10/11 – Stockholm, SE @ Kagelbanan
    10/12 – Goteborg, SE @ Pustervik
    10/13 – Oslo, NO @ John Dee
    10/14 – Bergen, NO @ Landmark
    10/16 – Aarhus, DK @ Atlas
    10/17 – Hamburg, DE @ Aalhaus

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