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Hands – “Brave Motion” Video

Earlier this year, we posted “Trouble,” a catchy synth-rock jam from the L.A. band Hands. Now they’ve made a video for another one, “Brave Motion,” and it works as a mini-action movie in trippily animated form. Director Johnny Woods tells us the story of a young woman on the run from nefarious forces, and you… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 7, 2013 - 11:00 am

Passion Pit – “It’s Not My Fault (Hands Remix)”

Both the world-beating, Coachella-resplendent Passion Pit and the world-entering, ascendant Hands have a had busy time in Southern California these past few weeks. I can attest, having caught both bands in the space of five days: Hands in LA during their Echoplex residency; and Passion Pit in Palm Springs in a casino parking lot with… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 22, 2013 - 12:05 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: January 2013

By the end of last year, compiling Monthly Mixes became a sad task. Each month I’d scan in sadness, watching our strongest songs presented as straight-to-Soundcloud affairs, our music business continuing its inexorable shift away from the transferrable file, now even in its promotional form. So either this month represents a momentary lapse, or artist… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 31, 2013 - 10:23 am

Hands – “Trouble”

Los Angeles-based Hands are a band for people who like guitar riffs that inspire dancefloor moves. “Trouble,” a track from their debut album Synesthesia, combines thick bass and noodle-y guitar to create a lush dance track. With a hook that ascends after each verse, the song — which is bookended by super-crunchy synths — become… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 8, 2013 - 11:50 am

Stereogum Presents Caveman @ The Echo 12/8 — RSVP For Free Admission

Stereogum and Chevy Sonic will put on a free show in Los Angeles next week featuring Stereogum40 alums Caveman, who recently starred in the first edition of the Getting Started series. To RSVP for next Thursday’s show at the Echo, send an e-mail to More »

By: Stereogum / December 2, 2011 - 1:56 pm