Entries in The 2 Bears (5)

Monday
Jan302012

[Listen] Stream The 2 Bears' Debut Album 'Be Strong'

To celebrate the release of their debut studio album Be Strong, The 2 Bears, consisting of Hot Chip's Joe Goddard and U.K. DJ Raf Daddy, have made the entirety of the LP available to stream via Soundcloud. As well, the duo have made the St. Etienne remix of their lead single "Work," which is included on the deluxe edition of Be Strong, available to stream and download.

Be Strong is out today, and is available to purchase on both iTunes and Amazon.

The 2 Bears: Work (St Etienne Remix) by The 2 Bears

Thursday
Jan052012

[Listen] The 2 Bears - 'Work' EP

With their debut LP Be Strong set for release on January 31st, The 2 Bears, aka Hot Chip's Joe Goddard and U.K. DJ Raf Daddy, have released the first single from the album, "Work," as an EP, complete with remixes by Toddla T, Frank Rizardo, Supabeatz and Oliver $. The entirety of the EP has been made available for streaming via the duo's Soundcloud page, along with a free download of their track "Time In Mind," which you can download here. You can stream the entirety of The 2 Bear's Work EP below.

Be Strong is due out on January 30th in the U.K. via Southern Fried and on January 31st in North America via DFA Records.

The 2 Bears: Work by The 2 Bears

Wednesday
Dec142011

[News] The 2 Bears Detail Debut LP 'Be Strong'

When not together as dance outfit Hot Chip, each of the group's members keeps the creativity flowing in other musical endeavors. Just this year, frontman Alexis Taylor has done work the About Group, Felix Martin and Al Doyle formed New Build along with their engineer Tom Hopkins, and Joe Goddard has teamed up with fellow U.K. DJ Raf Daddy to form The 2 Bears.

As The 2 Bears, the duo has remixed Death Cab for Cutie and was featured on their Keys and Codes Remix EP, released three EPs of their own, and, as was announced today, are set to release their debut LP on January 31st via DFA Records. The album, titled Be Strong, is set to release digitally on January 31st with a physical release coming later in the spring. After the jump, you can take a look at the upcoming album's track listing, as well as watch the video for "Work." The song, which is our first taste of the album, draws significant influence from 90s house, albeit adding it's own flavour. Check it out for yourself after the jump!

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Thursday
Oct202011

[News] The 2 Bears Announce Album Release Date, New Single

The 2 Bears, a duo which consists of Raf Daddy and Joe Goddard (of Hot Chip), have announced the release of their debut album Be Strong. The album will be released on January 30th, 2012 via Southern Fried. As well, the first single from the album, titled "Work," will be released on December 12th, and the duo will be performing alongside Jim Stanton and Severino on November 5th at Bunga Bunga.

You can listen to the entirety of The 2 Bear's Bear Hug EP below, and you can also check out the track listing for Be Strong after the jump.

The 2 Bears - Bear Hug EP by The 2 Bears

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Monday
Oct172011

[Listen] Death Cab for Cutie - "You Are A Tourist" (The 2 Bears Remix)

On November 22nd, Death Cab for Cutie's Codes and Keys Remix EP will be released via Atlantic Records. Every week leading up to the release, each of the EP's seven tracks will be released one week at a time on their website. Last week, we heard Cut Copy's EP opening remix of "Doors Unlocked and Open," and this week we get a taste of track two with The 2 Bear's remix of "You Are A Tourist." You can listen to the remix below, and check back each week leading up to the release to hear a new remix.

Death Cab for Cutie - You are a Tourist [The 2 Bears Remix] by Death Cab for Cutie