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

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