Video: Bear Hands Exclusive Live Set From Last.fm, Open For Cage The Elephant

 
 
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Bear Hands - Interview (Last.fm Sessions)

The band has been relentless... working in and out of the home to record their album 'Distraction' very quickly, and then setting right out on the road to promote the hell out of it.

Bear Hands is a post-punk/experimental/indie rock act hailing from Brooklyn, New York. Forming in 2006, the band consists of Dylan Rau (vocals/guitar), Ted Feldman (guitar), Val Loper (bass) and TJ Orscher (drums). Previously, the band released a 4 song EP called Golden EP (5k listeners)

Following, they popped out a few more single recordings and in November of 2010, Bear Hands released their first full length LP titled Burning Bush Supper Club (35.7k listeners).

Fans are digging their most recently release however; Feb. 2014’s Distraction has been almost universally renowned amongst the scrobbling community.

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Some listeners are even beginning to connect the dots around to some other sonically similar bands

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What do you think?

It was tricky to get the guys to hold still as they’ve been living on the road since the album dropped, but we scored them for a few minutes and now are very excited to share with you a Last.fm (unplugged) Session starring Bear Hands

Vile Iowa” (8.6k scrobbles)

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Giants” (94k scrobbles)

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Giants Lyrics
Two words
Rock, chalk, shot a jayhawk
Never been to jail 'cause I never get caught
I got smarts, dark, dangerous dog
ODB got it right from the start
 

>Extremely different arrangement from the album version:

Sleeping On The Floor” (7.6k scrobbles)

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Sleeping on the Floor Lyrics
Help me count up my quarters so I can cash in while I still have time
You might call me a hoarder but I think my things will keep me alive

I've been sleeping on the floor
Who needs a bed anymore?
 

“There’s so many elements of ‘a bed’ that I find so unnecessary. ‘Box spring’? What the fuck is that? What is that for?” -Dylan Rau, Bear Hands

Distraction released in the early spring in US & Canada and recently in the UK

Big show tonight, opening for Cage The Elephant in New Jersey

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