Jul 182017
 

Hands is a progressive Rock/ Ambient/ Hardcore band that was formed in Fargo, North Dakota in 2007. They independently released their debut- EP “The Everlasting” in 2008 and then they wrote their first complete concept album “The Sounds Of Earth” which was released by the now defunct Lobster/Oort records. In 2009 Hands was signed to Facedown records where they released their sophomore album “Creator”. After a brief hiatus they started writing their second album on Facedown and in 2011 “Give Me Rest” saw the light. Now six years later they are back with a two-track EP, let’s give it a listen and see what we think of it.

The first of two tracks ‘New Heaven’ is heavy right from the start with the typical emotional screams of Shane, who we also know from his other band Everything in Slow Motion. His screams flow fluently into clean vocals at the quieter parts of the song. At about the half of the song it is al slowing down to build up again to epic/bombastic proportions. The song lingers with passion and ends with a dissonant sound. Continue reading »

Feb 112017
 

Hands are back with a 2-song EP “New Heaven / New Earth.” The songs are available now worldwide on all digital outlets: iTunes, Amazon, Spotify. Limited edition 7″ vinyl can be pre-ordered now with an instant download of the songs. The vinyl version is limited to 330 hand numbered pieces with screen printed cover art.

Last month a special Hands reunion set was announced as part of the 20th anniversary Facedown Fest in Pomona, CA this May.  Before disbanding, Hands released two full length albums on Facedown: “Creator” and “Give Me Rest”.  When asked about coming back together for this EP and Facedown Fest, the guys had this to say:

“Shane and I started making music together almost 17 years ago. At the heart of our creative partnership is a deep and abiding friendship which was the source for what became Hands. This recording and the subsequent reunion shows represent, more than anything, an opportunity to pursue those things one more time. The fact that we were able to write and record them with the original members of the band, bringing long overdue closure to that chapter, made it an even better experience. Continue reading »

Feb 032017
 

Hands are back with a 2-song EP “New Heaven / New Earth.” The songs are available now worldwide on all digital outlets: iTunes, Amazon, Spotify. Limited edition 7″ vinyl can be pre-ordered now with an instant download of the songs. The vinyl version is limited to 330 hand numbered pieces with screen printed cover art.

Last month a special Hands reunion set was announced as part of the 20th anniversaryi Facedown Fest in Pomona, CA this May. Before disbanding, Hands released two full length albums on Facedown: “Creator” and “Give Me Rest”. Continue reading »