Bear in Heaven


I moved to New York specifically for work... I chose Brooklyn because it was more affordable than living in Manhattan, and more exciting than living in Queens or the Bronx

John Philpot,, 2009

Bear in Heaven is a Brooklyn-based rock band formed by Jon Philpot. The sound of the band incorporates influences from psychedelic music, electronic music, and krautrock. The album Red Bloom of the Boom was released in 2007 on Hometapes, and drew early comparisons to bands like Radiohead, Animal Collective, and Can. In October 2009, Bear in Heaven’s second album, the slightly less ambient Beast Rest Forth Mouth, came out, earning positive reviews and garnering Bear in Heaven some coveted spots at that year’s CMJ festival in New York. The band would tour endlessly as their audience grew with more positive press.