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The video was co-directed by the band's guitarist Ted Feldman and Andrei Bowden-Schwartz. Ted had this to say about the filming, "Andrei and I had this idea to make a 'video mosaic': a collection of videos playing simultaneously that together make up one larger video image -- like a moving Chuck Close portrait. We didn't know if it was possible, so we called our friend and tech guru Bob Weisz (director, Big Freedia's "Y'all Get Back Now") and talked it out. He said that he thought it would blow up the computer but that he would try. So, I made my band play the same song a thousand times, we shot it from all different angles, and Andrei and I joined Bob in New Orleans to edit the thing and see if it could work. We developed the idea, and despite the many many hours it took for our computers to process all the information, we ended up accomplishing what we had set out to. Every tiny box on screen is its own video, and we're all still friends."

Artist Bio

In August 2006, Dylan Rau (vocals/guitar) brought together Ted Feldman (guitar), Val Loper (bass) and TJ Orscher (drums) in a small NYC practice space. The original plan was to flesh out some demos Rau had been working on but each quickly saw and heard the potential for a band; a band that would be unique sounding yet widely accessible.

Focusing on the rhythm and percussion that Orscher and Loper bring, they strive to bring the driving beat to the foreground and to marry it with the contemplative lyrics of Rau and inventive guitar lines of Feldman. This musical creativity combines and combats ideas set forth by pioneers of the rock genre.

Press has been off the hook for their debut 4 song ep Golden which was produced by Andrew Schneider (Cave In, Pelican) and for their live shows. During their many gigs on the East Coast Bear Hands have been fortunate enough to share the stage with bands such as MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Ra Ra Riot, Ambulance Ltd, The Honorary Title etc.


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