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

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