Bear In Heaven: yes, there’s a new album.
Stereogum visits the band in the studio for a Progress Report.
Here’s an excerpt. Read the full interview with Joe, Jon, and Adam right here.
STEREOGUM: In comparison to the last record, what can you say about the vibe of this one? Does it sound a lot different?
PHILPOT: Shit, what is it? It’s a bit more up-tempo. It’s a bit faster.
WILLS: I think it’s a lot bigger than the last record, but it’s a little less masculine. It’s a little less “testosteroney.” Though, who knows if anyone else would listen to it and think that.
STICKNEY: I think there’s a little less “moody-broody” on this record.
PHILPOT: Yes, we sound way more comfortable on this record. We went in thinking that we were gonna mix Motown and Acid House. I’m not sure if that actually happened or not, but there are moments … there are some very soulful things and some very dancey moments.
STICKNEY: It definitely sounds like us. It doesn’t sound like any other band. People who have heard it have said the same thing.
WILLS: That was a concern. I was afraid that we’d be wearing our influences on our sleeves too obviously, but in the end is just comes out sounding like us.
PHILPOT: As much as I’d love sometimes to sound like some of our friend’s bands a little bit, it always just sounds like us. It’s good.
STICKNEY: It’s like, “Fuck, I guess we made another Bear In Heaven record, guys.”
STEREOGUM: When will the record be out?
WILLS: Spring. April-ish.