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Put Yourself in the Hands of Bear Hands Tomorrow Night

June 17th, 2011


The Brooklyn quartet Bear Hands—Ted Feldman (guitar), Val Loper (bass), Dylan Rau (vocals and guitar) and TJ Orscher (drums)—got started when Feldman and Rau met in college. The duo then paired up with Loper and Orscher, who had been involved in hardcore-punk bands, and they suddenly had a post-punk experimental sound. Their first EP, Golden, came out in 2007 and Bear Hands (above, playing “Can’t Stick ’Em” for Fearless Music) eventually got a plum gig, opening for MGMT. (Rau had attended Wesleyan with that band’s Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser.) A proper LP, Burning Bush Supper Club, came out last year, and the band has been touring ever since. See them play The Bowery Ballroom tomorrow night.