Album Review | INDIE ROCK
Bear in Heaven, ‘I Love You, It’s Cool’
As titles go, “I Love You, It’s Cool’’ sharply (and unintentionally) captures the passive passion that propels the songs on Bear in Heaven’s third album. The problem with the Brooklyn trio has never been a scarcity of ideas; if anything, the way they shrinkwrap their grand futurist prog-scapes into fun-size pop parcels on songs like “Reflection of You’’ and “Sinful Nature’’ effectively splits the difference between dense and dancey. It’s just hard not to wish they sounded a little hungrier. Jon Philpot’s plaintive croon lightens the landscape of songs like “Cool Light’’ (an otherwise pleasantly whirring.