The Hand to Man Band

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The Hand to Man Band “The Down Moveables” Music Video

You Are Always On Our Minds
12″/CD/Digital out now on Post-Consumer

Veering between the tightly woven and the completely unhinged, trading deep gulfs of ponderous melancholy with gentle, fractured pop fairytales, The Hand To Man Band keeps the listener guessing without ever completely abandoning their own special brand of earthy hall-of-mirrors music. The internal/external dialogues set up by the band evoke train dreams, the open road, and the warmth and familiarity of a bed at home. They travel from psychotropic jazz to konked-out funk to skronked-out dirges to alien transmissions to plaintive nocturnal pleas, sometimes in the course of a single tune. These songs contradict and then coalesce before arriving finally as an unexpected gift, a measured unit, a fully formed whole. When that happens, that razor’s edge shift from near-chaos to strength, power and beauty, hold on tight, listen, because it is truly something to behold.

Members

Tim Barnes (skins on Silver Jews, Jim O’Rourke, Text of Light)
John Dieterich (guitarist for Deerhoof, Natural Dreamers)
Mike Watt (fIREHOSE, Minutemen, spielgusher, et al)
Thollem McDonas (legendary solo pianist, member of Tsigoti, collaborator with Stefano Scodanibbio, Nels Cline, etc ad infinitum)

Track Listing

1. Forces Conspiring
2. Before Our Eyes Arrived
3. We Learned the Unreasoning
4. Thinks This
5. Buoy Buoy
6. They Pretty Right
7. First Shallows
8. Occasional Cracker
9. All Us Konked
10. Farces Perspiring
11. Semina System
12. The Down Moveables
13. Voice Thrower
14. Be the Same
15. Thin Incision Split Decision
16. Slow Choirds
17. We’ve Got a Long Ways to Go We’re Almost There

Links

LP/CD Pre-order: You Are Always On Our Minds
Post-Consumer: Website | Facebook

To request a digital promo or an interview with the band, please contact brian@nullkinsmanandmeng.com.

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