Who is Hands? What is Hands? Why should I care about Hands? Etc! Slow down, reader-in-question. Clash is here to hold your own hands, ever so gently, and guide you towards this LA foursome’s refined synth-poppery.
It’s not bad, you know. And to prove the point, here we’ve got the band’s album for your listening pleasure – exclusively, likes (as we like the ‘E’ word so very much). ‘Synesthesia’ is released through the Kill Rock Stars label (you might have heard of it) on May 6th. Stream it just up there.
The band themselves have provided a little intro to see you on your streaming way. Over to them…
“This album was created under unique circumstances. We engineered the record using ancient Incan practices to gain access to extra-dimensional harmonics. The production aesthetic was determined to be acid-wash tuxedo, and we built a sundial in order to help us keep track of any universal shifts that might occur.
“We ran all of the guitars through an antique stove for extra heat and vibrancy while the rhythm section was isolated in a metal grain silo with cabling piped in. All computers were treated as equals. The vocals were mainly recorded inside of a blanket fort and the synthesizers were imported from Russia for sonic torture in the '80s. We really hope you enjoy our experiment.”
There. Clear as mud! Hands support the UK release of this here recording with live dates at London’s Shacklewell Arms on May 2nd and Liverpool Sound City (at The Garage) the next day. They’re good – just ask Deerhoof or Foster The People, two acts they’ve toured with.
‘Synesthesia’ can be pre-ordered from all of your regular places that offer such services. Which is nice.
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