Published Oct 20, 2011Dance-indebted UK indie outfit Hot Chip released their well-received fourth album, One Life Stand, just over a year ago, but beyond Joe Goddard's busy schedule with the band, the co-frontman has been moonlighting from his day job with his newish project the 2 Bears. Over the course of the last year, the ursine electronic side-gig have issued a handful of EPs and just announced their proper full-length debut for an early 2012 release.
Titled Be Strong, the record is set to drop January 30 through the Southern Fried imprint. Preceding its issuing will be a single for album track "Work," which will be launched December 12.
Be Strong is due out in North America on January 31 via DFA.
If earlier efforts are to be believed, the album should ply early '90s club culture with Goddard's soulful, occasionally auto-tuned vocal musings. You can check out a stream of the group's earlier Bear Hug EP down below, as well as the outfit's glitzy, giddy remix of Death Cab for Cutie's "You Are a Tourist," from the Pacific Northwest act's upcoming Keys and Codes collection, which drops November 22 via Atlantic.
1. "The Birds & The Bees"
2. "Be Strong"
3. "Bear Hug"
5. "Warm & Easy"
6. "Take A Look Around"
7. "Ghosts & Zombies"
8. "Time In Mind"
9. "Increase Your Faith"
10. "Heart Of The Congos"
11. "Get Together"
Death Cab for Cutie - You are a Tourist [The 2 Bears Remix] by Death Cab for Cutie
The 2 Bears - Bear Hug EP by The 2 Bears