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Bear in Heaven, Blouse, Doldrums

When: Sun., April 29, 9:30 p.m. 2012

On their third LP, I Love You, It's Cool, Brooklyn's Bear in Heaven upped the synths and maxed the percussion, resulting in an album of holy-shit-that's-thick dance tracks. Yet their shoegaze take on blissful New Wave has lost something this time around. This is still great music; that's not up for debate. If anything, this is what happens when a band follows up an amazing record with one that is merely great. Previous LP Beast Rest Forth Mouth was at its most captivating when Jon Philpot's voice emerged, plaintive and clear, from an expansive wash. Where Beast Rest (and its more noise-oriented predecessor, Red Bloom of the Boom) were equally at home on the highway or, hell, anywhere outdoors, I Love You, It's Cool exists entirely within the nightclub. With Blouse and the captivating and mysterious Doldrums. —Corbie Hill

Price: $12-14

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