Friday, November 21, 2008

The Soft Hands: Hours Pass By

The Soft Hands
Hours Pass By
Fidotrust Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
The Soft Hands play a sort of angular post punk indie rock that you would never guess would come out of Long Beach. Hours Pass By is an album that is based on a traditional underground punk that calls up memories of the Minutemen and Wire while containing a cutting edge style of Camper Van and Spoon. This classic meets modern mix pushes Hours Pass By into the next level and with repeat spins gets better and better while highlighting The Soft Hands as a band to watch into 2009!

Key Track: "I'm On Fire"

Band With Similar Fire: Wire

Official Soft Hands Website
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-Reviewed by Aidan Rox