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Atlanta, Georgia (2003 – present)

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

Jon Philpot has previously released music as part of the duo Presocratics, in collaboration with guitarist and composer Need Thomas Windham. Presocratics released two albums on the record label Table of the Elements in 2001; both were produced by Philpot.

The first Bear in Heaven release (Tunes Nextdoor to Songs, Eastern Developments 2003) was an EP of solo recordings by Philpot, recorded in Atlanta, Georgia, with guest musicians performing on various instruments. Shortly after the release of Tunes Nextdoor to Songs, Philpot moved to Brooklyn, New York and joined with guitarist Adam Wills, keyboardist/guitarist Sadek Bazaraa (a graphic designer with Brooklyn design collective GH avisualagency), guitarist David Daniell (of San Agustin), and bassist James Elliott (Ateleia, School of Seven Bells). Eventually drummer Joe Stickney (drummer with Paul Duncan, Rhys Chatham’s Essentialist project, and current touring drummer with Panthers) was added to the lineup. Daniell left Bear in Heaven in 2005 to focus on his solo project.

Red Bloom of the Boom, Bear in Heaven’s first full-length album with the full band, was released in 2007 by the Hometapes record label.


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  • justfetus

    last album was better. but this album is great too.

    21 Oct 2:20am Reply
  • Amnesius


    13 Oct 8:23am Reply
  • Amnesius

    The new seems kinda droney. Can't connect. No standout.

    13 Oct 8:18am Reply
  • Amnesius

    Saw them blow out Ann Arbor, MI with just Beast Rest Forth Mouth material. Amazing live force. Then I Love You, It's Cool came out, with a fairly dramatic change, but it was fresh and original and moving oftentimes.

    13 Oct 8:16am Reply
  • Amnesius

    Was emphatic about Bear in Heaven until this new one. Times of disappoint.

    13 Oct 8:15am Reply
  • Stefanszz

    New album's not bad.

    24 Aug 4:45pm Reply
  • Ricro

    well, they keep getting better and better

    15 Aug 10:30am Reply
  • lunik3

    not a big fan of the new album...

    13 Aug 9:21pm Reply
  • Pastiche1

    these guys do not get the attention they deserve

    11 Aug 8:36pm Reply
  • gabyu


    6 Aug 8:08am Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    good thing i like it.

    25 Jul 6:33pm Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    неплохо, ваще заебись, правда иногда слишком американщиной пахнет, но привыкнуть можно.

    25 Jul 6:33pm Reply
  • damnruckus

    Well... I like the cover art. I think the concept behind it is multiverses/extra planes of dimensions? Like for all we know, our 3D world is just a 2D surface in a much larger world.

    26 Jun 3:11am Reply
  • Dakota3131

    Time Is Over One Day Old <3

    22 Jun 7:14pm Reply
  • cj_rave

    such an amazing new album guys, sorry for my hearing of leaked tracks. Wanna LP and show in Moscow again

    22 Jun 3:54pm Reply
  • yoshagogo

    oh my oh myyy

    20 Jun 2:45pm Reply
  • TheMukeyM

    is this band good live?

    12 Jun 7:34am Reply
  • Strokarlos

    The new song sounds amazing! I'm so excited about the new album ...hope they decide to come to Mexico City soon ( *-*)

    11 Jun 5:26am Reply
  • MysticSushi New song!

    9 Jun 11:40pm Reply
  • LANjackal

    Vampire Academy brought me here.

    5 Jun 4:00pm Reply
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