"You told me lies, I believed you," he coos, before bellowing "Falling out!" on "Time Between." It's neatly followed by "If I Were to Lie," which has a Kanye-meets-Bee Gees thing happening, punctuated by Philpot's Gibb-y voice actually wondering, "Suicide or staying alive?" There are touches of Dilla here and there (most notably on the recurring digital drone employ on "They Dream") but patient zero is My Morning Jacket's Z. When it came out in 2005, it seemed like an introspective, impenetrable, space-rock masterpiece in the band's harder edged trajectory and it has aged well, quietly influencing artists who've followed.
With his altered, multi-tracked vocals and ear for dynamic builds, Philpots leads Bear in Heaven on a similar sonic path, surrounding biting verse-chorus-verse lyricism with ambient laser beams and rubbery textures. (Dead Oceans)