“Don’t Leave It in Our Hands” The Essex Green

“Don’t Leave It in Our Hands” The Essex Green is Northern Transmissions' 'Song of the Day'
The Essex Green

“Don’t Leave It in Our Hands,” a new song from The Essex Green’s forthcoming release Hardly Electronic, available June 29th via Merge Records. Paired with an ominous video directed by Kayhl Cooper, the band says, “’Don’t Leave It In Our Hands’ questions how a generation handles their culture colliding with a technology freight train. Is it an anthem? Yes. Is the outcome uncertain? Definitely.” Along with the single, The Essex Green, will tour North America, starting August 1st in Montreal, QC.

Essex Green on Hardly Electronic:

Hardly Electronic was a true team effort, with all songs being written, produced, and recorded by The Essex Green in studios across America, including California, Montana, New York, and Vermont (where this very music video was filmed). Fans will recognize The Essex Green’s signature sound in this work, their first since 2006’s Cannibal Sea: stacks of harmonies, upbeat melodies telling melancholy tales, layers of keys and sparkling Telecasters. Their time-honored custom of fusing obsession with spontaneity has been refined through experience and wisdom. As SPIN said earlier this year, “the sunny ’60s-inspired melodies, perfectly sloppy rhythm guitar, singalong harmonies, and buoyant, handclap-friendly beat are all back too.”

In addition to the east coast dates, today the band is sharing additional dates on the west coast.

The Essex Green
tour dates

Aug 01 Montreal, QC – Casa del Popolo
Aug 02 Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall
Aug 03 Boston, MA – Great Scott
Aug 04 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
Aug 06 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Aug 07 Washington, DC – Black Cat Backstage
Aug 08 Athens, GA – Athens Popfest
Aug 09 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room
Aug 10 Thomas, WV – Purple Fiddle Cafe
Aug 11 Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
Aug 17 Burlington, VT – ArtsRiot
Sep 26 Seattle, WA – Fremont Abbey
Sep 27 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Sep 28 Eugene, OR – Wildcraft Cider Works
Sep 29 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
Oct 01 Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon
Oct 03 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
Oct 08 Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
Oct 09 Chicago, IL – Sleeping Village
Oct 10 Cincinnati, OH – The Woodward Theater
Oct 11 Pittsburgh, PA – Andy Warhol Museum Theater