Vanaprasta previously released the song “NYF” and now you can hear Hands’ remix of the track. Armed with a modest collection of recording gear…Read More
Hands makes music like a rip tide, swirling in overlapping loops and riffs, slowly enveloping you. The group’s members – Geoff Halliday, Ryan Sweeney, Sean Hess and Alex Staniloff – craft their hypnotic sound from a single dropping note that builds into a reverberating roar that crashes over you like a wave. It’s a mesmerizing trick that they pull off on their debut LP, Synesthesia. Songs like “Videolove” and “Trouble” show Hands’ innate ability to blend instruments and electronics into a deep texture that moves ethereally through genres. Hands moves from rock to synth-pop to skyrocketing stadium anthem, often within the same song. The interplay of Sweeney’s esoteric guitar riffs, Hess’ technical tempos, Staniloff’s thumping bass and Halliday’s soaring vocals and affected keyboards help Hands build a dynamic atmosphere, where a lesser band would only manage empty atmospherics.
A relative newcomer to the LA scene, Hands began as a two-piece from Philadelphia before Halliday and Sweeney headed west and added the low and thump of Hess and Staniloff. 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 feverish live show and dance-party-ready 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.
After their tour supporting On And On and Electric Guest as part of the Red Bull Sound Select tour, Los Angeles-based indie rock band…Read More
Los Angeles-based indie rock band Hands are excited to get back on the road this fall. Hands will be touring in support of their debut full-length album, Synesthesia, out now on Kill Rock Stars. The band will be supporting On And On,Read More
When ON AN ON will hit the road in September for headline dates throughout the US, they do so with a limited edition cassette release. The cassette features the Minneapolis/Chicago trio covering two artists they share immense love and respect for as they humbly take on Bjork’s “Unison”Read More
Hands premiered their official video for “Brave Motion” from their debut full-length Synesthesia out now on Kill Rock Stars. The video was directed and animated by Johnny Woods with layout and additional rigging by Ricky Calvit Jonsson Jr. “There’s an unfiltered sense of kinetic energy that grounds “Brave MotionRead More
Los Angeles-based Hands will release their debut full-length, Synesthesia on April 30 via Kill Rock Stars. The album follows up their Massive Context EP (Small Plates) released last year and a 7″ released on White IrisRead More
Hands makes music like a rip tide, swirling in overlapping loops and riffs, slowly enveloping you.Read More