That’s it, we’re calling it: Hands are the indie appendages of 2008. Destroyer showed off his “Foam” ones in an advance listen of this March’s Trouble In Dreams, now the mighty Mark Lanegan and Greg Dulli answer the call with a handy track of their own. Of course their turn’s about as dark as you’d expect from the pairing that Dulli billed “the Satanic Everly Brothers” (idle minds being the devil’s playground and all that). It’s the day’s must grab, churning swarthy, sexy evil from nasty sounding guitars, sustained faux-string tones, and two of the greatest world weary alt-rock croons … ever. Anybody else ever start fiending for smokes and a whiskey after hearing these guys? Shake “Hands” at MySpace (free download).
The Gutter Twins’ debut Saturnalia is out 3/4 on Sub Pop, including contributions from Petra Hayden, Martina Topley-Bird, Troy van Leeuwen, and Joseph Arthur. Some tour dates for ya after the jump. Last we saw the Greg and Mark together live, Lanegan was guesting with the Twilight Singers in Oslo. Now we’re thinking it may be time to pay some respects again.
[Lanegan/Dulli pic from Øyafestivalen ’06]
02/14 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
02/19 – Paris @ La Maroquinerie
02/21 – London @ Koko
02/23 – Amsterdam @ Melkweg
03/01 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbos 365 (Noise Pop Festival)
03/19 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall