Time Is Over One Day Old

Bear in Heaven - Time Is Over One Day Old
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2014 Ratings: #628 / 1012
User Score
Based on 21 ratings
August 5, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
Dead Oceans / Label
bearinheaven.com / Website
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The 405

It's the album that should have come after the brilliant Beast Rest Forth Mouth, and this time it really does bridge the gap between the band's proggier explorative tendencies and their pop/dancefloor side.

The Line of Best Fit

Bear in Heaven have corrected the missteps made on their last album here; Time Is Over One Day Old use a less is more approach, the understated subtlety of which results in their best album to date.

Drowned in Sound

Time Is Over One Day Old treads a manic path that feels instantly familiar yet undeniably fresh even when those nagging influences finally become apparent.

Slant Magazine

Bear in Heaven has returned with a renewed sense of kinetic urgency on Time Is Over One Day Old, a refreshing dose of new-wave prog retrofitted with the band's signature offbeat subtleties.

Pretty Much Amazing

Time Is Over One Day Old certainly sounds like a Bear In Heaven record, only a little more simplified, appropriating the precise yet expansive electro arrangements recently championed by MS MR, Washed Out, and especially Jagwar Ma.

Under The Radar

Time Is Over One Day Old, for its part, seems to take a step back, acknowledging the whole body of work but reintegrating just a pinch of those early (welcome) excesses, along with a decidedly more introspective and impenetrable vibe.

Brooklyn trio Bear In Heaven's fourth album sees them strip back their once busy electropop, exposing a soulful, synthetic heart.
With this album, it feels as though Bear in Heaven are trying to explore two directions at once, and against all odds, they're succeeding at both.
It's foggy post-pop — skittering prog-percussion and swampy synths bolstering Jon Philpot's high, airy voice as he vents and lets go of his past.
Featuring billowing waves of syrupy synths, reverb-addled guitars, rubber room basslines, and unconventional but generally danceable live drums all orbiting around the gentle tenor of leader Jon Pilpot, this Brooklyn trio thrives in that sweet spot between poppy and freaky, accessible and alien.

On Time Is Over One Day Old, there’s always something missing, a mystery hanging in the air, yet it’s the band’s most satisfying album yet.

The Skinny
A band still finding their way perhaps, but rarely missing their mark.
It’s tasteful, electronic indie as ambient music, and when you lean into it, it rarely pushes back.
Consequence of Sound
In essence, Bear in Heaven have become really good at imitation, but really bad at giving their listeners any insight into who they are and what they stand for.

The last song is my favorite on the album, but the whole thing is fairly consistent and a great vibe.


Never heard that band before and I like the album more than I thought I would.

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Track List

  1. Autumn
  2. Time Between
  3. If I Were to Lie
  4. They Dream
  5. The Sun and the Moon and the Stars
  6. Memory Heart
  7. Demon
  8. Way Off
  9. Dissolve the Walls
  10. You Don’t Need the World

Year End Lists

#45/Under the Radar
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Added on: June 9, 2014