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 Iris in January. A relative newcomer to the LA scene, Hands began as a two-piece from Philadelphia before Geoff Halliday and Ryan Sweeney headed west and added the low and thump of Hess and Staniloff. Hands makes music like a rip tide, swirling in overlapping loops and riffs. 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.
03.11 – Austin, TX – Wreckroom Party 9pm @ Bourbon Girl
03.12 – Austin, TX – Terrorbird Day Party 12pm @ Red 7
03.12 – Austin, TX – Filter/Redbull SXSW Party 5pm @ Gatsby’s
03.12 – Austin, TX – White Iris SXSW Party 8:15pm @ Parkside
03.14 – Austin, TX – Vans/IAMSound Day Party 2:30pm @ Mohawk
03.14 – Austin, TX – Kill Rock Stars Official Showcase 10pm @ Maggie Mae’s Gibson Room
03.15 – Austin, TX – Daily Havoc Day Party 5 PM @ Hole In The Wall