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 and the upcoming tour will also include a stop at Portland's MusicFest NW. Hands stopped by Daytrotter earlier this spring and the newly recorded session is available to download here.
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 atSXSW, CMJ, Deluna Fest and Los Angeles' Echo Park Rising. 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, WAVVES, Geographer, White Arrows, Maps and Atlases and Kimbra as well as playing shows to sold out crowds at venues across LA.
For now, Hands' graceful and danceable indie rock is still under the radar, as evidenced by their spot in TIME Magazine's 11 Bands You Don't Know (But Should) List, but they are quickly rising to the surface, bringing their melodies and thumping beats with them. Stereogum recently said, "If you're a fan of Hot Chip or Tanlines, this is your band to follow in 2013." Over the past year, Hands has built a devoted following for their evolving palette of sounds, soaring melodies, and complex looping song structures. With overwhelming responses to first listens of the record and Hands hitting the road for most of 2013, surely this is the year that Hands will start to make waves.
Hands Tour Dates
09.05 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios (MusicFest NW)
09.06 Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern *
09.07 Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club *
09.08 Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo *
09.10 San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord *
09.11 Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite *
09.12 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar *
09.13 Tuscon, AZ @ Solar Culture *
09.14 Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock *
09.16 Austin, TX @ Mohawk *
09.17 Dallas, TX @ Three Links *
09.19 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge *
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