Besides catching so many of my favorite bands at the 2010 Pitchfork Fest, I was lucky enough to spend a few minutes talking with a few of them as well. Joe Stickney, drummer from Brooklyn’s psychdelic/futuristic/outerspace-ish rock group Bear in Heaven, took some time to talk with us about the band’s past, present and future.

Bear In Heaven – You Do You



Q: So have any of you guys been to Pitchfork Fest before?

A: Nope, this is our first time.

Q: How do you think your set went yesterday?

A: It was good! It’s strange with the super fast turn over on those stages, you know, you gotta just get up there and line check and start playing, but we had a really good time.

Q: Cool, yeah, I thought it was great. Are you guys sticking around today or are you hitting the road?

A: Oh, we’re hangin’ out man.

Q: Excellent, who are you planning on checking out today?

A: Uh, I’m gonna check out Cass McCombs, and I’d like to see Girls, I’m definitely gonna see Pavement, oh, and Local Natives, I’m really excited about that. Yeah, I don’t know, there’s a lot of good bands today.

Q: Yeah, the B stage is great with the trees and the shade, it’s my favorite stage, so I’m glad you guys got to play there.

A: Yeah, me too

Q: Ok, so, how exactly did Bear in Heaven come to be? Did you guys know each other before?

A: Well Jon [Philpot] started the project back in, I don’t even remember when it was. He started it in Atlanta in like 98 or something like that and put out a solo record, and decided to put a band together for a different purpose, just to write weird music, and they were all together and he already had all these songs written so they decided to start learning them. They needed a drummer and Adam and I went to college together so he suggested me and I started playing with them.

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And in case you missed it you can listen/download the following songs from them below on our previous post:

Bear In Heaven – Lovesick Teenagers

Lovesick Teenagers

Bear In Heaven – Casual Goodbye

Casual Goodbye
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