Monday, September 28, 2009

Bear Hands Announce Fall US Tour Dates With Manic Street Preachers

US Tour Dates With Manic Street Preachers

9/25 - Cake Shop - New York, NY
9/26 - Bruar Falls - Brooklyn, NY
10/1 - Metro - Chicago, IL*
10/2 - The Majestic - Detroit, MI*
10/3 - Pop Montreal Festival - Montreal, QB
10/4 - The Phoenix - Toronto, ON*
10/6 - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA*
10/7 - Webster Hall - New York, NY*
10/8 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA*
10/21 - CMJ - New York, NY
10/22 - CMJ - New York, NY
10/23 - CMJ - New York, NY

* With Manic Street Preachers

the group you wish you were in.” – NME

"Riveting, devil-may-care rock" –Spin

“Bear Hands make aptly grizzly indie-rock growls, resembling a hungover, vicious Cold War Kids” - The Fly

“Best new band” - Artrocker

“Spectacular.” - Billboard

In August 2006, Dylan Rau (vocals/guitar) brought together Ted Feldman (guitar), Val Loper (bass) and TJ Orscher (drums) in a small NYC practice space. The original plan was to flesh out some demos Rau had been working on but each quickly saw and heard the potential for a band; a band that would be unique sounding yet widely accessible.

Focusing on the rhythm and percussion that Orscher and Loper bring, they strive to bring the driving beat to the foreground and to marry it with the contemplative lyrics of Rau and inventive guitar lines of Feldman. This musical creativity combines and combats ideas set forth by pioneers of the rock genre.

Bear Hands have been fortunate enough to share the stage with MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Passion Pit, Hockey, Ra Ra Riot, Ambulance Ltd and have toured the UK four times in their short career. They have also played prestigious UK & US festivals such as Reading Festival, Leeds Festival, Siren Festival, and Rockness.

Press has been off the hook in the US and the UK for their debut 4 song EP "Golden", their limited edition What A Drag 7", the "Too Pure Singles Club", and for their live shows.

What A Drag will release here in the US in October on Cantora Records who released the first MGMT EP. Bear Hands are currently recording their debut album with Chuck Brody here in New York

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