Bear in Heaven Announce New Record and 2012 Tour

Bear in Heaven are currently streaming their newest LP, ‘I Love You, It’s Cool,’ on their website from start to finish. Literally, the trio slowed down the LP by almost 400,000% to have it play exactly once before the album’s release on April 3.

The group explained, “As a band, we have always sought to balance our interest in art and outsider music with a sense of humor about our place within the entertainment industry. When we began discussing the making of our third record, two recurrent themes emerged: 1. The desire to release a companion piece of music that was more abstract and drone-based than the material we had played every night for the last 18 months or will likely play for 18 months straight following the release of this record. 2. An equal desire to have a little lighthearted fun with and comment on the current state of album promotion, hype cycles, countdowns and all the marketing ploys that we accept as a reality of existing within an internet age. At some point these two ideas merged into one. We would stream our album earlier and for longer than anyone else had before but we’d stream it once. We’d stretch it far beyond the limits of being recognizable as pop music. Draw it out so that snare roll lasts for days. Invite listeners to interpret and consider each sound. Sit back and breathe.”

Tour Dates:

03/28 – Pittsburgh, PA (US) – Andy Warhol Museum
03/29 – Bloomington, IN (US) – The Bishop
03/30 – Columbus, OH (US) – The Basement
03/31 – Cincinnati, OH (US) – MOTR Pub
04/01 – St. Louis, MO (US) – The Luminary Center for the Arts
04/04 – San Diego, CA (US) – Casbah
04/05 – Los Angeles, CA (US) – The Echo
04/08 – San Francisco, CA (US) – The Independent
04/12 – Portland, OR (US) – Mississippi Studios
04/13 – Seattle, WA (US) – The Crocodile
04/14 – Vancouver, BC (CA) – The Biltmore Cabaret
04/17 – Minneapolis, MN (US) – 7th Street Entry
04/18 – Chicago, IL (US) – Schubas
04/20 – Louisville, KY (US) – Zanzabar
04/21 – Nashville, TN (US) – Exit/In
04/22 – Memphis, TN (US) – Hi-Tone Cafe
04/24 – Austin, TX (US) – The Parish
04/25 – Houston, TX (US) – Fitzgerald’s
04/26 – Birmingham, AL (US) – The Bottletree
04/27 – Atlanta, GA (US) – The Earl
04/28 – Asheville, NC (US) – Grey Eagle
04/29 – Raleigh, NC (US) – Kings Barcade
05/01 – Washington, DC (US) – Black Cat Backstage
05/02 – Philadelphia, PA (US) – First Unitarian Church
05/03 – Allston, MA (US) – Brighton Music Hall
05/04 – Montreal, QC (CA) – La Sala Rossa
05/05 – Toronto, ON (CA0 – The Garrison
05/06 – Ithaca, NY (US) – The Haunt
05/08 – New York, NY (US) – Bowery Ballroom
05/09 – Brooklyn, NY (US) – Music Hall of Williamsburg