Bear in Heaven is another indie band with synths from Brooklyn, and “Lovesick Teenagers” is another minor-key, moderately down-tempo song for lying in bed and staring at the ceiling. And you know what? it’s pretty damn good — the synth line finds that groove — the beauty of repetition that seems to be DFA records' ethos — but this isn’t dance music, or even music for dancing.
Jon Philpot’s vocals are mournful, and this song feels like a dirge for, well, a love now past. When he sings “lovesick teenagers/don’t ever die/they will live forever/even when you’re too old/and you think you know more,” it stirs up all those moments of ache and want, when love was a million miles and a thousand years away.
Bear in Heaven's Beast Rest Forth Mouth is out now. Buy it at Insound.