Bears in Heaven, Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Johnny Brenda's, PHL, tonight

Bear in Heaven +
Cymbals Eat Guitars, 3/5,
Johnny Brenda's,
Philadelphia, PA,

What to drink:
PBC Kenzinger (50°+ outside!)

A few of the Narcs (Chris and the silent Kandace) are going to the slamming dual bill of Bear in Heaven/Cymbals Eat Guitars tonight. Overhyped New York bands slum it in Philly? You know how we do.

Cymbals Eat Guitars are from the sixth borough of New York, Staten Island (Philly’s taken the fifth spot). Could we call them an even more distorted Pavement? We could. But we’d be lame if we did. “Like Blood Does” is the final track from the final track from 2009’s Why There Are Mountains. It’s also the best track, so I pretty much just ruined the whole album for you.

Cymbals Eat Guitars, “Like Blood Does”

Bear in Heaven are from Brooklyn? With a name like that? With that ’80s meets indie meets psychadelia meets ?!? sound? Who could’ve know? Snark aside, 2009’s Bear Rest Forth Mouth is pretty spellbinding. “Lovesick Teenagers” is a standout among standouts. It seems to build and crescendo, but it never does: constantly resolving, never resolved.

Bear in Heaven, “Lovesick Teenagers”

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3 Responses to Bears in Heaven, Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Johnny Brenda's, PHL, tonight

  1. David G says:

    Just a note: Cymbals Eat Guitars were very good, but Bear in Heaven were just batshit crazy good. I hadn’t noticed how great their drummer was on the record, but live he’s impossible to ignore. If they play your city, you should go.

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