Bear in Heaven

The Echo Presents

Bear in Heaven

Young Magic, Miles Cooper Seaton (Akron/Family)

Tue, September 2, 2014

8:30 pm

Echoplex

Los Angeles, CA

$14.00 - $16.00

This event is 18 and over

**Tickets purchased at the door on day of show will have $1 facility fee applied **

Bear in Heaven
Bear in Heaven
After months of testing their limits and trusting their instincts, Bear in Heaven will emerge in April 2012 with I Love You, It's Cool, an album so vivid and visionary that it meets and even exceeds the confidence and calm its title suggests.

In 2010, Beast Rest Forth Mouth delighted listeners with the unexpected-futuristic rock music that didn't sound alien or bound to ostracize. Taking these songs from coast to coast and continent to continent, they learned that having fun with this music was copacetic, that they could delight a crowd while defying musical binaries. I Love You, It's Cool turns that realization into a peerless set of instant anthems.

Indeed, some of these songs are ready for the floor. In one a perfect guitar figure spirals through colossal drums and slabs of synthesizers. Elsewhere bliss booms in icy keyboards reflecting off a relentless throb. It's inescapable.
The intricacy and edge of Bear in Heaven's music is sharper than ever before. The programming is both complex and compelling, whether in the refracted rainbows or woven noisy matrices. Certainly, in places it feels like a hit, with hooks that instantly catch and bridges that curl a finger-lyrically, stylistically, temptingly-toward the dance floor. Bear In Heaven's mix of nostalgia and need is immediately relatable, too, bringing the band's exploratory sounds a little closer back to home before they exit in momentary space-rock ascendance, a readymade rock-club banger that erupts into a bold new direction.

I Love You, It's Cool is the first time Bear in Heaven has sounded so unapologetic and so evolved, so risky and so redeeming, so focused and so finessed. After years of restless exploration, this feels like a definitive arrival. I Love You, It's Cool is music written in the present tense but ready to speak to the future. The work is its own rarified reward.
Young Magic
Young Magic
Australian import Young Magic, made up of Isaac, a portable studio and numerous friends, currently resides in New York City. For the last six months, Young Magic has been recording songs in various places to add to the song's unique and organic psychedelic sound. Sounds sampled from old spy bases in Berlin to children's playgrounds in Melbourne to flats in New York City were all integrated into creating these songs. In Young Magic's first single, "You With Air", the listener is taken on a journey to a place where young children are playing and laughing while Isaac's vocals add a layer of soul creating a perfect combination of modern-day drum beats and matter of fact lyrics.
Miles Cooper Seaton (Akron/Family)
Miles Cooper Seaton (Akron/Family)
Miles Cooper Seaton is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles.

His musical experience started at five when he joined his church's choir. In 1989, his family relocated to Seattle, and he eventually dropped out of high school to sing and play in various punk, noise and hardcore bands. After moving to New York in 2002, he was exposed to a more refined and expanded perspective on contemporary art and music. There, he co-founded the avant / experimental / rock collective Akron/Family, which has performed around the world and collaborated with Michael Gira, Keiji Haino, William Parker, Hamid Drake, the Sun Ra Arkestra and many other cultural and musical luminaries.

Mixing the transcendental and intuitive qualities of spiritual music traditions with the visceral, confrontational and humanist values of punk and counterculture art movements, Seaton's solo performances are a candid expression of his musical and cultural roots. Typically a combination of composition and principal-based improvisation, in fine wabi-sabi style, there is often an air of impending derailment and a leave-it-on-the-field mentality that encourages audiences to acknowledge their collaborative role.
Venue Information:
Echoplex
1822 W. Sunset Blvd
The Echoplex is located below The Echo, enter through the alley at 1154 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90026