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Bear Hands

Wesleyan graduate Dylan Rau started indie electro quartet Bear Hands during an especially tumultuous time in his love life. Interpersonal drama and changing romantic tides served as his inspiration for writing dozens of new songs. Needing an outlet to unleash this creative fury, Rau called on his school friend Ted Feldman and fellow Brooklyn musicians Val Loper and T.J. Orscher to bring the band to life. Their first release came in the form of 2007's Golden EP, which quickly gained them attention both locally and nationally. Lots of touring ensued, including opening spots for like-minded larger acts like Vampire Weekend, Passion Pit, MGMT, and Mayer Hawthorne. More small-scale releases followed, as did international touring that included Brazilian dates with Chairlift. In 2010, Bear Hands released their debut full-length, Burning Bush Supper Club, followed by more singles and the 2012 EP Songs from Utopia, Vol. 1. Their second album, 2014's Distraction, yielded a surprise Top Ten hit on Billboard's Alternative charts with lead single "Giants." Their increased exposure landed them slots at major festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza, as well as their first network TV appearance on Conan. For their follow-up, 2016's You'll Pay for This, Bear Hands launched their own label Spensive Sounds. ~ Fred Thomas
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Albums by
Bear Hands

Top Songs by
Bear Hands

  1.   Song
  2.   Giants
  3.   What a Drag
  4.   Crime Pays
  5.   2AM
  6.   Can't Stick Em
  7.   Agora
  8.   Sickly Brunette
  9.   Bone Digger
  10.   Purpose Filled Life
  11.   I Won't Pay
  12.   Part II: Bullshit Savior Complex
  13.   Party Hats
  14.   The Bug
  15.   Too Young
  16.   Camel Convention
  17.   Boss
  18.   Peacekeeper
  19.   Moment of Silence
  20.   Tablasaurus
  21.   Julien
  22.   Long Lean Queen
  23.   Marathon Man
  24.   Like Me Like That
  25.   Déjà Vu
  26.   Sleeping on the Floor
  27.   Vile Iowa
  28.   Wicksey Boxing
  29.   Tall Trees
  30.   Belongings
  31.   Bad Blood
  32.   Thought Wrong
  33.   The Shallows
  34.   Blood and Treasure
  35.   Bad Friend
  36.   Chin Ups
  37.   High Society
  38.   I See You
  39.   Winner's Circle
  40.   Part III: Disaster Shy
  41.   Part I: What I've Learned
  42.   Golden

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