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Bear Hands Return With “Fake Tunes,” Fourth Studio Album, Out May 10th Via Spensive Sounds

Today, Bear Hands announce their fourth studio album Fake Tunes, a deep dive into a twisted modern era, paranoid yet hopeful, celebrity obsessed and introspective, an unmistakable sign of troubled times. Written and recorded in the plastic warmth of Los Angeles, Fake Tunes marks an evolution beyond the confines of the tri-state area, whilst drawing upon newly formed collaborative relationships with producer Christopher Chu of POP ETC and outsider artist Ursula Rose. Their most auspicious release to date, Fake Tunes is available for pre-order on all formats here.

Bear Hands also announce that they will support twenty one pilots on their extensive North American tour. The tour will kick off on May 12th at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena with additional stops in Brooklyn, Miami, Charlottesville and Austin (full dates below). Tickets for these dates are on sale now here. Bear Hands have previously announced West Coast dates opening for Foals and tickets for these shows are on sale now here.

From the “metronomic electro-pop” (New York Times) of album opener “Blue Lips (feat. Ursula Rose),” a song about listening to someone’s problems over and over until it drains you completely, to the dreamy lilt of “Clean Up California,” a song about finding salvation (or not) across state lines, Fake Tunes traces the anxiety of life and love in America today. Songs like “Mr. Radioactive” and “Ignoring the Truth” inspect imperfect characters, while “Back Seat Driver (Spirit Guide)” evokes feelings of helplessness and the desire to give up control in search of inner peace.

Fake Tunes Track Listing

1 Blue Lips (feat. Ursula Rose)

2 Mr. Radioactive

3 Friends in High Places

4 Back Seat Driver (Spirit Guide)

5 Reptilians

6 Ignoring the Truth

7 Clean Up California

8 Exes

9 Pill Hill

10 Blame

11 Confessions (feat. Ursula Rose)

Bear Hands Tour Dates 

March 18 /// Vancouver, BC /// Oprheum Theatre^

March 19 /// Portland, OR /// Roseland Theater^

March 20 /// Seattle, WA /// Paramount Theater^

March 22 /// Oakland, CA /// Fox Theater^

March 23 /// San Diego, CA /// Observatory North Park^

March 24 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Shrine Expo^

March 26 ///  Fresno, CA /// Strummer’s

March 27 /// Las Vegas, NV /// Brooklyn Bowl^

May 12 /// Vancouver, BC /// Rogers Arena*

May 14 /// Calgary, AB /// Scotiabank Saddledome*

May 15 /// Edmonton, AB /// Rogers Place*

May 17/// Winnipeg, MB /// Bell MTS Place*

May 20 /// London, ON /// Budweiser Gardens*

May 21 /// Ottawa, ON /// Canadian Tire Centre*

May 22 /// Montreal, QC /// Bell Centre*

May 28 /// Toronto, ON /// Scotiabank Arena*

May 29 /// Toronto, ON /// Scotiabank Arena*

May 31 /// Grand Rapids, MI /// The Van Andel Arena*

June 1 /// Buffalo, NY /// KeyBank Center*

June 4 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Barclays Center*

June 5 /// Newark, NJ /// Prudential Center*

June 7 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// PPG Paints Arena*

June 8 /// Atlantic City, NJ /// Boardwalk Hall*

June 9 /// Charlottesville, VA /// John Paul Jones Arena*

June 11 /// Raleigh, NC /// PNC Arena*

June 12 /// Charlotte, NC /// Spectrum Center*

June 14 /// Jacksonville, FL /// Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena*

June 15 /// Miami, FL /// American Airlines Arena*

June 16 /// Orlando, FL /// Amway Center*

June 18 /// Birmingham, AL /// Legacy Arena at the BJCC*

June 19 /// New Orleans, LA /// Smoothie King Center*

June 21 /// Houston, TX /// Toyota Center*

June 22 /// San Antonio, TX /// AT&T Center*

June 23 /// Austin, TX /// Frank Erwin Center*

June 25 /// Oklahoma City, OK /// Chesapeake Energy Arena*

June 26 /// Memphis, TN /// FedEx Forum*

June 28 /// Indianapolis, IN /// Bankers Life Fieldhouse*

June 29 /// Columbus, OH /// Nationwide Arena*

June 30 /// Columbus, OH /// Nationwide Arena*

^w/ Foals

*w/ twenty one pilots

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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