Los Angeles’ Hands has signed to Kill Rock Stars and have also announced their debut full-length, ‘Synesthesia’ is due April 30. The album is the follow up their ‘Massive Context EP’ released in 2012 and a 7″ to be released on White Iris later this month. Listen to the lead-off, super catchy and highly percussive track Trouble lifted from the album via Soundcloud below.
Hands will be touring to SXSW in support of the album. Hands are Geoff Halliday, Ryan Sweeney, Sean Hess and Alex Staniloff who craft their sound on songs like Videolove and Trouble which show their ability to blend instruments and electronics into a textures that moves ethereally through genres on their debut LP, ‘Synesthesia’. Watch the album trailer via YouTube below.
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A relative newcomer to the LA scene, Hands began as a two-piece from Philadelphia before Halliday and Sweeney headed to LA and added Hess and Staniloff to the line-up. The band made a mark on the scene immediately, quickly playing packed shows across the country including stops at SXSW, CMJ and Deluna Fest, headlining Echo Park Rising, sessions with Daytrotter, and a west coast jaunt with Maps and Atlases. Hands’ ability to win over fans with their live show and dance friendly sound has already earned them opening spots for the likes of Deerhoof, DeVotchKa, Foster the People and Kimbra as well as playing shows to sold out crowds at venues across LA.
For more information on Hands, visit handssounds.com.