"Just before playing with Les Savy Fav & heading off to England on their biggest tour ever, half of Brooklyn’s Bear Hands sat down with QRO. In the interview, singer/guitarist Dylan Rau and bassist Val Loper discussed their upcoming tour of the U.K. with The Holloways, their upcoming full-length, why they turned demos into the self-released Golden EP, CMJ, playing outdoors, press coverage, fighting over the set list, working day jobs, not working day jobs, haircuts, eyebrows, twenty-five hour straight-shot from Austin to Brooklyn, and much more…"
"Mixing stonery surf-rock with alternative pop melodies and sky-high riffs admittedly sounds like a rather weird blend of musical elements but honestly, it works unbelievably well and Bear Hands are here to let each and every one of you know that."
"Brooklyn’s Bear Hands sound like an American Gang of Four with more compressed energy, like Dandy Warhols with a pulse or Cold War Kids without the weak choruses. No overdoses of menace, ennui or wimpiness here, just solid stuff."
"The September shows kick off at The Macbeth in Shoreditch with a much anticipated headline show from Brooklyn’s Bear Hands, who have recently been sharing the stage on tour with Passion Pit and Hockey. This will be their first headline tour following the release of their limited edition 7” single in March, ‘What a drag’. They have received extended play on Radio 1 and 6, and are creating a lot of hype - this show is expected to sell out fast. Support comes from Swimming and The Antlers."
"I try not to have crushes on bands, but I don't know if I can help myself with Bear Hands."