Bear Hands is back and ready to party with their latest high-octane offering “High Society,” the second single off their debut LP Burning Bush Supper Club. In keeping with the song’s title, the band is performing tonight at Rockefeller Center as part of Fashion’s Night Out 2011, along with White Rabbits and Lissy Trullie (and DJ sets from DJ Keiichiro throughout the evening). Come mingle with fashion icons and whatnot (or at least hear some great live music). There’s even a tent in case it starts raining again!
For the “High Society” video, guitarist Ted Feldman, along with co-director Andrei Bowden-Schwartz, used four computers and 10,000 images of the band playing live to create the kaleidoscope effect of the amalgamated scenes, as Feldman explained to Mashable in a recent interview. Keep the hits coming, lads.
Bear Hands – High Society:
The beginning drum beats of this song sound suspiciously like Marilyn Manson‘s “Beautiful People,” but once the guitar line drops in on “Percussion Gun” from New York City band White Rabbits, it’s clear that we have a great track on our hands here. There was kind of a reason not to write about a song with guns in the title today, but I can’t really tell what’s going on with this story. And then I stumble upon this live version of a song called “Rudie Fails” that White Rabbits performed at the SPIN offices. This is a good joke and another good song. This is a band that really knows how to rock out on the drum set. So White Rabbits wins. Jam of the Day.
White Rabbits – Percussion Gun:
And if the image of white rabbits gets you in the mood for a little magic this weekend, go check out Paper Garden Records Presents: Multiverse Playground on Saturday Night at 3rd Ward. It’s getting all sorts of press coverage, like even in the NY Post, and should be a great time with shows from Boy Crisis, a guest appearance from Das Racist, and sets from a bunch of other great bands. Come check it out!