(words by Addison Post)
I have seen Bear in Heaven play in the morning, afternoon and middle of the night. I’ve seen them play under a hot Texas sun, in a suburb at a pizza joint, and accompanied by a fog machine. No show is the same, yet there are two consistencies: they always kill it, and I always hear someone ask:
Big night in Central Square last evening. Let's go straight to the video.
MOUNTAIN MAN, a trio of three young women who met at Bennington and were recently named our pick for best new band from Vermont, were up first. Mountain Man have two different modes: when they're accompanied by guitar, they're tapped into a vein of spooky Americana that can be haunting, beautiful, and transfixing.
A nice moment during the dust cloud from Bear In Heaven on Vimeo.
With Brooklyn synth-gazers Bear in Heaven rolling into T.T. The Bear's Place tonight, we figured it was appropriate to fondly recall those pre-Gulf Coast oil spill halcyon days, when our lone
ecological threat was an angry volcano in Iceland.
Our intrepid videobloggers P. NICK CURRAN and ADDISON POST spent SXSW week tracking down some of their favorite bands. Or, in the case of Gwar, being tracked down by them. Here's a few of the highlights:
BEAR IN HEAVEN INTERVIEW:
More video: Bear In Heaven live at SXSW
BEACH FOSSILS INTERVIEW:
Here is video from yesterday of BEAR IN HEAVEN playing “Dustcloud” at the Mohawk.
Shot by Addison Post