Hot Chip side-project The 2 Bears set to release their debut album

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'Be Strong' is out in January of next year

The 2 Bears, made up of Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard – pictured above with The Mighty Boosh‘s Julian Barratt – and collaborator Raf Daddy release their debut album ‘Be Strong’ on January 30, 2012.

The dance act’s album will be preceded by the single ‘Work’ on December 12 and they play a live show at Bunga Bunga in London on November 5.

Goddard met Raf Daddy – real name Raphael Rundell – through the Greco-Roman parties in London, where the pair ended up DJing together. The album follows the release of this summer’s ‘Bear Hug’ EP.

The ‘Be Strong’ tracklisting is:

‘The Birds & The Bees’
‘Be Strong’
‘Bear Hug’
‘Work’
‘Warm & Easy’
‘Take A Look Around’
‘Ghosts & Zombies’
‘Time In Mind’
‘Increase Your Faith’
‘Heart Of The Congos’
‘Get Together’
‘Church’