Over the course of four albums, Brooklyn's Bear in Heaven have carved out a unique sound, which straddles the line between epic and intimate. Ornate but never fussy, progressive but seldom pretentious, their head-rush, synth-driven songs take the best bits of shoegaze and dream-pop and crank the volume up to 11, occasionally approaching Muse-like heights of pomp and splendor. Though pared down in the studio to just a trio — founder and frontman Jon Philpot, guitarist/bassist Adam Wills and drummer Jason Nazary — the band sounds bigger than ever on their latest, Time Is Over One Day Old, especially on the surging, Slowdive-like “Autumn” and the anthemic “Demonic,” on which Philpot's choirboy vocals come across like Jose Gonzalez crooning a School of Seven Bells cover.

Tue., Sept. 2, 8:30 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 09/02/14)

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