From the Boston Phoenix On The Download blog, penned by yours truly: With Brooklyn synth-gazers Bear in Heaven rolling into T.T. The Bear's Place tonight, we figured it was appropriate to fondly recall those pre-Gulf Coast oil spill halcyon days, when our lone ecological threat was an angry volcano in Iceland.
Trapped in a Madrid airport back in April as a result of Eyjafjallajökull's ashy vomit, Bear in Heaven cured never-ending boredom by sending their trusted video camera out on a journey aided by the baggage claim conveyor belt - a true metaphor for life in these trying times. They then used the footage to create a trippy little low-budget music video dubbed "A Nice Moment During The Dust Cloud," and the combination of confused looks on the faces of stranded travelers works well with Bear In Heaven's ambient rolling drone.
We may even see some of those perplexed looks tonight if Bear in Heaven are still sporting those pimp mustaches they flashed a few months back at the Middle East. Shaved or shaggy, the Bear is worth checking out, and Boston Phoenix faves Twin Sister and Mountain Man, our Vermont selection in this week's 50 Bands 50 States feature, round out a very solid Tuesday night bill in Cambridge Synth City. Doors at 9 p.m., $10 to enter.