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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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Bear Hands

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

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