Bear Hands is back! You may know them best from their 2014 top-ten hit, “Giants”, and now on April 15 they’re set to release a new album called You’ll Pay For This. Want to know a little bit more about this indie rock band from Brooklyn, New York? Then read on!

 

1. Band members Dylan Rau (vocals and guitar), Val Loper (bass), Ted Feldman (guitar), and TJ Orscher (drums) first got together way back in 2006. Dylan and Ted were studying at Connecticut’s Wesleyan University, where they first met. They later met Val and TJ at their first practice. A few months after their formation, they released their first EP, Golden.

 

 

2. They had a really difficult time picking out a name for their band. In a recent interview Ted said that the name Bear Hands was the first one that people seemed to like, although the band members weren’t exactly thrilled with it.

 

Bear Hands

 

3. For their new album, they launched their own label, called Spensive Sounds.

 

 

4. The band has said in interviews that the music on You’ll Pay For This is a little bit of everything, which they hope attracts all types of listeners.

 

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5. Bear Hands is currently playing shows with bands such as Cage The Elephant and Silversun Pickups. Check out some upcoming dates:

 

Saturday 07 May 2016
Bear Hands
Marlin Room at Webster Hall, New York, NY, US

Sunday 29 May 2016
Bear Hands
with Young the Giant, The Strumbellas, Joywave and JR JR
Revolution Live, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

Monday 30 May 2016
Bear Hands
Rock On The River 7 2016
Jacksonville Landing, Jacksonville, FL, US

Friday 03 June 2016
Bear Hands
Showcase Lounge, Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT, US

Saturday 18 June 2016
Bear Hands
with Garbage, The Lumineers, Young the Giant, Robert DeLong, Lucius, JR JR, The Strumbellas, Beware of Darkness and Broods
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL, US

Monday 20 June 2016
Bear Hands
with Silversun Pickups
Track 29, Chattanooga, TN, US

Wednesday 22 June 2016
Bear Hands
with Silversun Pickups
The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC, US

Friday 24 June 2016
Bear Hands
with Silversun Pickups
The Ritz, Raleigh, NC, US

Sunday 26 June 2016
Bear Hands
with Blink
Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD, US