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Listen: Bear Hands’ manic new song “Agora”

on January 29, 2014, 5:20pm

On February 18th, Brooklyn four-piece Bear Hands return with their sophomore album, Distraction. To be released via Cantora Records, the 11-track effort was produced by the band’s guitarist Ted Feldman, mixed by James Brown (Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails), and sees them expanding on the madcap post-punk/indie rock hybrid of their 2010 debut, Burning Bush Supper Club.

Following their previous single “Giants” comes yet another wired and walloping number called “Agora”. Fueled by a delightfully erratic strain of energy, the track’s like Jekyll and Hyde on drugs — one second subdued with eerily calm whispers, the next deliriously brash and unabashed. Listen in below via its wild new music video, which appropriately features a bearded dragon and an agoraphobic frontman.

Distraction Tracklist:
01. Moment of Silence
02. Giants
03. Agora
04. Bone Digger
05. Vile Iowa
06. Bad Friend
07. The Bug
08. Peacekeeper
09. Sleeping On The Floor
10. Party Hats
11. Thought Wrong

In support of Distraction, the band will kick off a US tour next week, including stops at Coachella and South By Southwest.

Bear Hands 2014 Tour Dates:
02/03 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
02/08 – Meadville, PA @ Shafer Auditorium ^
02/21 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
02/22 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
02/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade #
02/28 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall #
03/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle #
03/02 – West Haven, CT @ The Cave #
03/04 – Washington, DC @ DC9 #
03/05 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter #
03/06 – Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover
03/07 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn #
03/08 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon #
03/09 – San Antonio, TX @ Limelight %
03/12-16 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/17 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt #
03/18 – Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio #
03/19 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle #
03/20 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig #
04/12 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
04/18 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
04/19 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
05/02-04 – Tampa, FL @ Big Guava Music Fest

^ = w/ Tegan and Sara
# = w/ Miniature Tigers, Total Slacker
% = w/ Miniature Tigers, GRMLN, Total Slacker


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