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Bear in Heaven on World Cafe | July 11, 2012

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Bear in Heaven, the brainchild of Jon Philpot, spent the winter trimming down (from a quartet to a trio) and stocking up, releasing its third album I Love You, It's Cool this spring. To promote the record, Philpot posted it in its entirety on the band's website, but not before slowing the audio down 400,000 times. At its original tempo, Bear in Heaven's music is at once ambient and energized, resonating in synth-driven waves that swell and pulse through an electric sea.

Here, Bear in Heaven joins World Cafe's David Dye to perform a few songs from the new album. Philpot, drummer Joe Stickney and bassist Adam Wills usually switch instruments throughout their shows to keep things interesting, and this session is no exception. (link)


(( )) for interlude music


Coldplay "Paradise" Mylo Xyloto
Shawn Colvin "All Fall Down" All Fall Down
Wilco "I might" The Whole Love
Yeasayer "Longevity" Fragrant World
Zero 7 "In the Waiting Line" Simple Things
((Bear in Heaven "Cool Light" Recorded Live for the World Café))
Bear in Heaven "Sinful Nature" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Bear in Heaven "Warm Water" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Bear in Heaven "The Reflection of You" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Bear in Heaven "Sinful Nature" Recorded Live for the World Café))
Beirut "Santa Fe" The Rip Tide
Cults "Go Outside" Cults
Santigold "The Keepers" Master of My Make-Believe
Sinead O'Connor "Nothing Compares 2 U" I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got


JD McPherson "Fire Bug" Signs & Signifiers
Fats Domino "Ain't That a Shame" Greatest Hits
The Lumineers "Stubborn Love" The Lumineers
Delta Spirit "Bushwick Blues" History from Below
The Heavy "What Makes a Good Man" The Glorious Dead
Cream "Outside Woman Blues" Disreali Gears
Jack White "I'm Shakin'" Blunderbuss
((Golden Animals "Try on Me" Free Your Mind and Win a Pony))
The Grates "Turn Me On" Secret Rituals
Marshall Crenshaw "Mary Anne" Marshall Crenshaw
Bruce Springsteen "Girls In Their Summer Clothes" Magic!
((David Ford "Panic" Let the Hard Times Roll))
Dr. John "Locked Down" Locked Down
The Meters "People Say" Funkify Your Life
Japandroids "The Night of the Wine and Roses" Celebration Rock
Tears for Fears "Break It Down Again" Elemental
((Death Cab for Cutie "Pity and Fear" Narrow Stairs))