Bear in mind that there’s more than one way to read a band name built around a homonym. The immediate image that comes to mind at the mention of Bear in Heaven’s moniker, that of an irritated grizzly rampaging through the Pearly Gates, doesn’t appear to be quite what the Brooklyn-based act is going for. Its tag line, which reads, “another band to bear in heaven,” more accurately describes the scope of the band’s celestial ambitions. Sometimes mellow, like a sad folk tune, other times laid-back, off-kilter, and be-bop inspired, Bear in Heaven’s brand of intricate post-rock is always underpinned by trembling electronics that aspire to something preternatural. This, coupled with the ethereal quality of the lullaby vocals, makes it even more apparent that Bear in Heaven’s extraspatial music is meant to extend beyond ursine cosmology. Bear in Heaven performs with Tiger & the Snow and Mother at 9 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $10. (202) 483-5000.