Bear In Heaven announces new LP, share tune

Bear In Heaven Announces New LP, Time Is Over One Day Old, Out 8/5 On Dead Oceans, Bear in Heaven play their next show on Aug. 4 in Brooklyn at Rough Trade


After unveiling hints on InstagramBear In Heaven is excited to announce their new album, Time is Over One Day Old (out August 5th on Dead Oceans). Aptly titled, it’s a record with a visceral relationship to time and its processes. When bands age well, their vitality takes shape. They wear, but with intention. They trim excesses. Bear In Heaven has always made interesting records. 2007’s Red Bloom of the Boom is ambitious and experimental. Beast Rest Forth Mouth (2009) was a pivotal record that introduced them to the wider, wilder world. It’s a work that still feels important, seductive and intense. On their 2012 LP, I Love You, It’s Cool, the structural and musical ideas are  developed yet it sits at a strange remove and is a record as much (or more) about observing as it is about participating.

Here Philpot and Adam Wills are more deeply collaborative than ever, in no small part because of the shared frustrations that have recurred as topics of conversation throughout the 10 years of living as a band together. This album is darker at times, louder than their others; it feels personal and direct. Relatively new to the band, drummer Jason Nazary adapts and adds to Bear In Heaven’s sound and structure. Wills, who is gregarious and outspoken in person, has always been the bands anchor, providing rock solid, rhythmic bass lines and guitars that blur the boundaries of Philpot’s synth. This album isn’t about being dark, it’s about releasing darkness and frustration.

Philpot recognizes that being in a band isn’t a normal way of life. In speaking about Time Is Over One Day Old, he says, “we’re setting aside the things that most people focus on [and instead] staking our claim in some ethereal place”. For him this is about making something lasting. “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.” The result is a record that will stay with you.

Philpot sums it up: “…that’s about all we can do; make people feel something.”

Time Is Over One Day Old tracklist:

1. Autumn

2. Time Between

3. If I Were To Lie

4. They Dream

5. The Sun and The Moon and The Stars

6. Memory Heart

7. Demon

8. Way Off

9. Dissolve The Walls

10. You Don’t Need The World



Mon. Aug. 4 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade (in-store)

Wed. Aug. 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

Thu. Aug. 21 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

Fri. Aug. 22 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel

Sat. Aug. 23 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle (Back Room)

Sun. Aug. 24 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West

Tue. Aug. 26 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon

Wed. Aug. 27 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues (Bronze Peacock)

Thu. Aug. 28 – Austin, TX @ The Parish

Tue. Sept. 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex

Wed. Sept. 3 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

Fri. Sept. 5 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

Sat. Sept. 6 – Spokane, WA @ Bartfest

Sun. Sept. 7 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey

Wed. Sept. 10 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry

Thu. Sept. 11 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

Fri. Sept. 12 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar

Sat. Sept. 13 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern

Sun. Sept. 14 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa

Tue. Sept. 16 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

Wed. Sept. 17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Thu. Oct. 2 – London, UK @ XOYO

Fri. Oct. 3 – Brussels, BE @ Beursschouwburg

Sat. Oct. 4 – Paris, FR @ Espace B

Sun. Oct. 5 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet

Mon. Oct. 6 – Cologne, DE @ Club 672

Tue. Oct. 7 – Berlin, DE @ Berghain

Thu. Oct. 9 – Copenhagen, DK @ Ideal Bar

Fri. Oct. 10 – Lund, SE @ Mejeriet

Sat. Oct. 11 – Stockholm, SE @ Kagelbanan

Sun. Oct. 12 – Goteborg, SE @ Pustervik

Mon. Oct. 13 – Oslo, NO @ John Dee

Tue. Oct. 14 – Bergen, NO @ Landmark

Thu. Oct. 16 – Aarhus, DK @ Atlas

Fri. Oct. 17 – Hamburg, DE @ Aalhaus


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