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Bear in Heaven, Blouse and Doldrums

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Mississippi Studios (map) North
Thu., April 12, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

Shawn Brackbill
Bear in Heaven
$12

Bear in Heaven has done a good job of confusing its fans over the past year. First they offered a preview of their latest record, I Love You, It's Cool online... sort of. What people found on arrival was the album, yes, but slowed down so much that its playtime lasted longer than three months. When the record itself dropped, it evidenced a change in direction for the band, whose foundation is in psychedelic, proggy pop. I Love You, It's Cool sounds downright retro, and if some of the tracks wanted to retroactively sneak onto the soundtracks of certain teen movies circa the mid-'80s, nobody would be the wiser. At the same time, the songs' bones may feel familiar but their structure is opulent and winding, and trippier songs like "Sinful Nature" still lead you down long, fuzzy paths of discovery. Such is the duality that has always been associated with Bear in Heaven, at once recognizable and madly inventive. MARJORIE SKINNER

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227
288-3895
http://www.mississippistudios.com/

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  • Thu., April 12, 9 p.m. 2012