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Distraction Limited Vinyl LP


Label: Warner Bros
Release Date: 11 August 2014
Format: LP Vinyl

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BEAR HANDS Distraction Limited Vinyl LP

Freshly reinvigorated Brooklyn quartet Bear Hands are set for a major boost in their profile this summer when they release their new album “Distraction” - their first under a new deal with Warner Bros. Records. They follow the release with sets at the Reading and Leeds festivals on August 23rd and 24th respectively. The album was preceded by the release of a Klaxons remix of ‘Giants’ in July. Entirely self-funded by the band and produced by guitarist Ted Feldman, “Distraction” is a collection in which the band’s love of pop hooks is filtered cohesively through an eclectic collection of genre elements ranging from psychedelic to punk. ‘Giants’ is perhaps the track that best encapsulates everything that makes Bear Hands special as it flows from a manic verse full of hollered stream-of-consciousness lyrics into an infectious chorus. Elsewhere, the recent set-up singles ‘Agora’ (soaring, upbeat post-punk which addresses vocalist/guitarist Dylan Rau’s experiences with agoraphobia) and ‘Peacekeeper’ (driving rhythms which devolve into something altogether more reflective) demonstrate distinctly different strands of the Bear Hands sound. Faltering romance is a recurring theme throughout the album. ‘Thought Wrong’ is based upon a time when two of the band were involved in intense break-ups, while ‘Vile Iowa’ reflects Rau’s experiences visiting his ex-girlfriend’s conservative, teetotal Mormon family. Bear Hands – Rau and Feldman, together with bassist Val Loper and drummer TJ Orscher – initially signed to indie label Cantora Records and released their debut album ‘Burning Bush Supper Club’ in 2010, but their initial progress faltered due to legal complications and daily distractions – hence the album title, inspired by Jonathan Lethem’s novel ‘Chronic City’.

Featured Tracks:
Disc: 1
1. Moment Of Silence
2. Giants
3. Agora
4. Bone Digger
5. Vile Iowa
6. Impasse

Disc: 2
1. Bad Friend
2. The Bug
3. Peacekeeper
4. Sleeping On The Floor
5. Party Hats
6. Thought Wrong
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