Bear Hands reveal alternative video to ‘Agora’ from bands latest album on Cantora Records

By on September 3, 2014

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Bear Hands is revealing an alternate video to “Agora” from the band’s recent full-length Distraction (Cantora). The video, which was directed by Sami Jano and Steve Meierding, playfully incorporates the track’s lyrics into a wildly colorful montage of cluttered items strewn around the home of the titular agoraphobe.

Bear Hands has already had a notably busy year, but even after a tireless tour regimen with stops at CoachellaLollapalooza, Outside Lands, Made in America and more, the band is all but slowing down. The group has now extended their touring season even further with the addition of new dates, beginning on September 5 at the KRBZ Beach Ball in Kansas City, MO and concluding on November 15 at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY. These shows, which feature support from Fences on select dates, include a hometown show at the Bowery Ballroom on October 6. The current list of tour dates is below, with more to be announced soon.

 

Distraction has been met with praise, with Pretty Much Amazing singling out Distraction cut “Bone Digger” as “just too funky to have come from human hands.” Shortly after the release of DistractionNPR called them one of the best discoveries of SXSW 2014, lauding their “serious, intricate pop.” Pigeons and Planes praised Distraction‘s “bevy of jangling guitars and energetic songwriting,” while Consequence of Sound noted that “no matter the individual song’s components, though, an underlying punk ethos still shines thanks to their insatiable sense of curiosity and their utter creative fearlessness.” Death and Taxes said that Distraction “blends lush guitar textures with irresistible melodies to pleasing effect,” while Alternative Press said “Bear Hands are great… and they’re evolving faster than most of the stuff on your hard drive.”

Bear Hands tour dates:
 
9/5 – KRBZ Beach Ball – Kansas City, MO
9/6 – WEND Weenie Roast – Charlotte, NC
9/7 – 95X Weenie Roast – Raleigh
9/9 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
9/13 – All Things Go Fall Classic – Washington, DC
9/19 – Music Midtown – Atlanta, GA
9/21 – The Point’s Big Summer Show – Maryland Heights, MO
9/22 – George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR
9/25 – Mill Creek Bar – Appleton, WI
9/27 – Downtown Festival Minneapolis – Minneapolis, MN
9/30 – The Loft – Lansing, MI
10/6 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
10/10 – The Iguana – Norfolk, VA
10/11 – 98.7 WRMR Modern Rock Fest – Wilmington, NC
10/14 – The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
10/15 – House of Blues (Cambridge Room) – Dallas, TX
10/16 – Stubb’s BBQ – Austin, TX
10/18 – 94.5 The Buzz Buzzfest 32 – Houston, TX
10/19 – Jake’s Ballroom – Lubbock, TX
10/23 – Strummers – Fresno, CA *
10/24 – B-Ryders – Bakersfield, CA *
10/25 – Life Is Beautiful – Las Vegas, NV
10/28 – The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA *
10/29 – Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CA *
10/30 – Pop Scene – San Francisco, CA
10/31 – Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA *
11/3 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT *
11/4 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO *
11/5 – The Black Sheep – Denver, CO *
11/7 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
11/10 – The Cubby – Chicago, IL *
11/11 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI *
11/13 – Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA *
11/15 – The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY *

* – w/Fences

Distraction tracklist:

1. Moment of Silence

2. Giants

3. Agora

4. Bone Digger

5. Vile Iowa

6. Bad Friend

7. The Bug

8. Peacekeeper

9. Sleeping on the Floor

10. Party Hats

11. Thought Wrong

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