The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2012: #33 - Bear In Heaven

When it comes to year-end lists, y'all know I don't mess around. I don't post my picks from the previous year for weeks after the next year has started. In 2012, there was a bounty of music that entered the world that made me deliriously happy to be blessed with the sense of sound. So I pondered, marinated, and contemplated for weeks. Music from 2012 has been digested for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And now, friends, it's time. Time to share with you what I consider the cream of quite a crop indeed. You might see things omitted here that you think should be on a Best Of list. This list isn't what I think you want to read. This list is what I feel about last year. If it's not here, I either didn't spend enough time with it or just didn't love it enough. A big thank you to all of the artists who created the music that I fell in love with last year.

WHO: Bear In Heaven

WHAT: I Love You, It's Cool

WHEN: April 2012

WHERE: Dead Oceans

WHY: I don't know what it is about Bear In Heaven, but there's something just inherently cool about their music. Hints of 80s iciness seep in here and there for sure, and damned if it doesn't totally work, all the while sounding totally on point. Slinky and snythy, their latest LP is pure night music, a bit lighter than I was expecting but still swank and sexy and super smooth.  

MY JAMS: "Sinful Nature" "Cool Light" "Kiss Me Crazy" "Sweetness and Sickness"


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