Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by musicMagpie
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Buy with confidence from a huge UK seller with over 3 million feedback ratings, all items despatched next day directly from the UK. All items are quality guaranteed.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £8.69


4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

Price: £8.92 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
AutoRip is available only for eligible CDs and vinyl sold by Amazon EU Sarl (but does not apply to gift orders or PrimeNow orders). See Terms and Conditions for full details, including costs which may apply for the MP3 version in case of order returns or cancellations.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
Complete your purchase to add the MP3 version to your Amazon music library. Provided by Amazon EU S.à r.l.
35 new from £3.45 4 used from £1.48 1 collectible from £4.99
£8.92 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Amazon's Bear Hands Store

Frequently Bought Together

  • Distraction
  • +
  • You'll Pay for This
Total price: £19.42
Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (11 Aug. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: WARNER BROS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 246,653 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Moment Of Silence
  2. Giants
  3. Agora
  4. Bone Digger
  5. Vile Iowa
  6. Impasse
  7. Bad Friend
  8. The Bug
  9. Peacekeeper
  10. Sleeping On The Floor
  11. Party Hats
  12. Thought Wrong

Product Description

"Bear Hands excel at crafting songs that chug manically under a cloud of reverb or coax wallflowers out onto the dancefloor with an infectious marriage of musical precision and experimental messiness." - Pitchfork

“New album ‘Distraction’ is worth another listen; its songs are irrepressibly vigorous.” – The Independent

Freshly reinvigorated Brooklyn quartet Bear Hands are set for a major boost in their profile this summer when they release their new album Distraction – their first under a new deal with Warner Bros. Records – in the UK on August 11th.

Entirely self-funded by the band and produced by guitarist Ted Feldman, Distraction is a collection in which the band’s love of pop hooks is filtered cohesively through an eclectic collection of genre elements ranging from psychedelic to punk. ‘Giants’ is perhaps the track that best encapsulates everything that makes Bear Hands special as it flows from a manic verse full of hollered stream-of-consciousness lyrics into an infectious chorus.

Elsewhere, the recent set-up singles ‘Agora’ (soaring, upbeat post-punk which addresses vocalist/guitarist Dylan Rau’s experiences with agoraphobia) and ‘Peacekeeper’ (driving rhythms which devolve into something altogether more reflective) demonstrate distinctly different strands of the Bear Hand sound. Faltering romance is a recurring theme throughout the album. ‘Thought Wrong’ is based upon a time when two of the band were involved in intense break-ups, while ‘Vile Iowa’ reflects Rau’s experiences visiting his ex-girlfriend’s conservative, teetotal Mormon family.

Bear Hands – Rau and Feldman, together with bassist Val Loper and drummer TJ Orscher – initially signed to indie label Cantora Records and released their debut album ‘Burning Bush Supper Club’ in 2010, but their initial progress faltered due to legal complications and daily distractions – hence the album title, inspired by Jonathan Lethem’s novel ‘Chronic City’.

Frustrated by the delay, Bear Hands opted to forge ahead on a new album themselves. They transformed Feldman’s parents’ house into a makeshift studio for a week so they could record drums and basic tracks, and then added vocals and overdubs at their friend Yale Yng-Wong’s studio, Doctor Wu’s, in Brooklyn. Subsequent mixing was completed by James Brown (Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters).

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: MP3 Download Verified Purchase
Very very good - much more edge than some of their contemporaries such as Vampire Weekend etc. Very very good album :-) Best played at high volume in the car with the windows/roof down :-)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 4.5 out of 5 stars 31 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 3 Jun. 2016
By Ryan - Published on
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
These guys are gonna be Imagine Dragons type of big in no time.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Distraction Review 21 Feb. 2014
By Elizabeth M. Mark - Published on
Verified Purchase
I think this is an awesome Bear Hands album. I've been listening to them since I their Golden EP was released. I am really proud of them, and think that they deserve the kind of recognition that they're finally getting. I think this is a wonderful album to have following "Burning Bush Supper Club". There are a couple of songs in the middle of the album which I'm not particularly crazy about, but the beginning and end of the album are really strong and have excellent flow. Great album, lots of great singles and definitely worth checking out!
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 31 July 2016
By Paul Micheal - Published on
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 6 Oct. 2014
By Clay - Published on
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
This is a great first album. Hope they continue to do well.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 10 Oct. 2014
By Menace - Published on
Verified Purchase
Awesome album!!1
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know

Look for similar items by category