Bear In Heaven – “Lovesick Teenagers (Twin Shadow’s Twins In Heaven Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)
Brooklyn (via Georgia and Alabama) quartet Bear In Heaven have a deluxe version of their ace Beast Rest Forth Mouth which extends the directional East West North South wordplay with a five-track bonus CD. It’s got two originals and a triptych of remixes: one you’ve heard by Pink Skulls, another’s filed by arclike, and the set’s rounded out by the previously profiled Terrible Records signee George Lewis Jr. aka Twin Shadow. Dude’s difficult to pin down, and his expansive rework of “Lovesick Teenagers” only introduces more shades to the palette, sending the original’s insistently ricocheting synth throbs into a grooved out club track, intermittently laced with twinning guitar lines, fiery rhythm guitar comping, cut-and-paste digitalisms, and a late-breaking dissonant classical motif. Ye all that. By the end it regroups and circles back to the one easily identifiable common denominator in Twin Shadow’s output — dance — setting the stage for … I have no idea. Whatever it is, it won’t be lacking for ideas. Grab it:
Compare that with the original. Bear In Heaven’s Beast Rest Forth Mouth is out here via Hometapes, and in the UK via Rough Trade. Twin Shadow have a 7″ out this month and a full-length due this year via Terrible.
Twin Shadow’s got a pair of dates:
03/09 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge (w/ Yes Giantess, Light Asylum Oberhofer)
03/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo Gallery (w/ The Hundred In The Hands, Pocketknife, Oberhofer)