Spend Friday Night with Bear Hands

December 15th, 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 “What a Drag” for 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 tomorrow night at Music Hall of Williamsburg.