‘PEACEKEEPER’ VIDEO NOW LIVE
SINGLE OUT DIGITALLY & LIMITED EDITION VINYL 12th MAY 2014
VIA WARNER BROS. RECORDS
UK SHOWS IN MAY, THE GREAT ESCAPE & LOLLAPALOOZA
“…[Rau]’s got a knack for the kind of diagonal pop pleasure that’s
powered college radio for ages.”– Rolling Stone
‘Purveyors of smart, tightly-delivered post punk indie-rock” The Independent
Brooklyn’s Indie quartet Bear Hands are set to release their second single & video for ‘Peacekeeper’. Always unpredictable but never shy of pop hooks, ‘Peacekeeper’ is a fast paced anthem with driving guitars and hypnotic drums that take you on a journey which finishes with slow self-reflection.
The previous video for debut single ‘Agora’ was directed by the band’s guitarist, Ted Feldman and with this music video, Bear Hands wanted to keep it in the family of creatives by enlisting good friends and long-time video collaborators Andrei Schwartz and Sam Jones as co-directors with Sara’o Bery as producer. “I was always afraid of the song coming off too serious so the video was a good chance to present it in the right light. We had little money and no time, so of course Andrei and Sam showed me a wild, overly ambitious treatment. And then, of course, they nailed it.” says Ted Feldman. The ‘Peacekeeper’ video can be viewed below:
‘Peacekeeper’ is taken from Bear Hands’ forthcoming UK debut album ‘Distraction’ which is a true story of DIY passion. The album which was recorded in just two weeks, was produced by guitarist Ted Feldman, mixed by James Brown (Nine Inch Nails, Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters) and entirely funded by the band themselves. It will see a release this Summer via Warners (outside North America). ‘Peacekeeper’ will be available digitally and on limited edition vinyl on 12th May 2014. Pre-order the single HERE
Bear Hands had a successful run at South By Southwest and were consequently singled out as one of the best discoveries of the festival by NPR, who lauded the band’s “serious, intricate pop.” The recent UK shows including White Heat and Club NME, lead to critical acclaim from The Independent & Daily Star. Bear Hands are now back on US soil for dates with Cage The Elephant and Coachella alongside Arcade Fire, Muse, Outkast and more before returning to the UK in May.
8th May The Great Escape Festival, Brighton TICKETS
10th May Soup Kitchen, Manchester TICKETS
11th May Temple, Birmingham TICKETS
14th May ‘Communion Presents’ at Electrowerkz, London TICKETS
Get a free, UK exclusive download of ‘Monster’ HERE
Bear Hands are Dylan Rau (Vocals/Guitar), Ted Feldman (Guitar), Val Loper (Bass), TJ Orscher (Drums)
The forthcoming self-produced UK album release of ‘Distraction’ is due out in the Summer of 2014 via Warner Bros. Records.