Bear Hands – “Back Seat Driver (Spirit Guide)” // Art: Levalet

“Back Seat Driver (Spirit Guide)” draws on the synths of Passion Pit-era indie rock and pop punk vocals for a song that makes it hard not to clap along. It’s all about the gang vocals on this one, so find yourself a crowd to sing it with. Even if that crowd is just three of your friends yelling together and pissing off your upstairs neighbors.

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[VIDEO] Music Video Roundup – 4.28.14 (Bryce Vine, NO, Body Parts, Bear Hands)

Gather round everyone, this Music Video Roundup has it all! Laughs, violence, loneliness, drugs, dancing, and even some good ol fashioned time travel (Calvin & Hobbes would be proud of Bryce Vine’s “Sour Patch Kids” video). Dive in and get dirty!

Bryce Vine – “Sour Patch Kids”

NO – “There’s A Glow”

Body Parts – “People”

Body Parts / People from Body Parts on Vimeo.

Bear Hands – “Giants”

Bear Hands – “Giants”

Damn, have I missed Brooklyn’s Bear Hands! What a way to blast back into my ears then with this rowdy mosh-ballad of a jam! “I am loving you more” is such an appropriate lyric to yell along to this one. Get into it!

Brandon’s TBE Digest 22 [4.10.2011] New Jams, Remixes, Mashups & Covers!

Watch out! ITS A BIG ONE! Bold is gold.

For more jams by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post!


♫ Jamaica – 1324 Jericho / New Jamaica track from their debut album I’ve yet to be inspired to listen to. Anyone heard it? This one is kinda basic but fun.

♫ Operator Please – Catapult / Australia’s Operator Please dropped a couple super-fun jams a few years back. Their latest has some spunk to it too.

♫ TV On The Radio – Caffeinated Consciousness / Well, it’s certainly no “Wolf Like Me.” New album is Read more

[LP] BEAR HANDS finally understad that it’s HIGH time that SOCIETY got an album from them

and i said no no no, i’m engaged to be alone

♫ Bear Hands – High Society

Bear Hands have been foating around the blogosphere for a few years now, even gracing our ears some 9 months ago. Early hit “What A Drag” seemed to imply a band content with goofball indie-pop but dig into their debut LP, Burning Bush Supper Club, and it’s immediately clear that they are operating a little left of center. Why they waited so long to drop an LP is a mystery but it sure paid off. While so many overhyped bands seem to rush a debut that ends up falling flat, these guys are clearly crafting their own sound and doing it on their own terms.

While jams like “Belongings,” “Blood and Treasure” and (my favorite) “High Society) are easily lovable indie jams that are designed for maximum bounce, other tracks take things down a notch. Current single “Crime Pays” is a perfect example of what kind of addictive mellowness Bear Hands deals with. Catch the great video below for further proof that these guys aren’t your average buzzband. Unfortunately Bear Hands loose some of my attention on some of their more laid back tracks. If the whole album was “High Society” level bass work and bouncy exuberance then I’d be head over heels for these guys. However, it’s still a solid album that definitely reveals more charm with each spin.

For more on Bear Hands’ backstory, including their collegiate ties to MGMT and Das Racist, catch this worthwhile review. The last sentence is spot on. Read more

BEAR HANDS know WHAT A tight little jam can do for a DRAG of a day

you got them long nails, i’m dreamin’ of your goddamn long nails

♫ Bear Hands – What A Drag

Bear Hands are from Brooklyn and both their location and vibe will probably get them shit from people who value being negative more than having fun. That’s unfortunate because this little jam flutters and bounces like it’s just waiting for you to start singing along with that chorus. The single is out soon and hopefully more after that! Grab an older and slower Bear Hands jam over at RCRD-LBL and get pumped for more goodness from these guys.

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