photo by Kyle Johnson
Every Friday, we deliver a different song from a Northwest performer as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Midday Show host Cheryl Waters, is
Best by The Hands from the 2008 self-titled album on Basement Empire.
On their latest release, Seattle garage rockers The Hands pick up right where they left off — building soulful and anthemic rockers on top of tried and true models. Vocally, The Hands resemble a pissed off Mick Jagger in the early Stones’ years. Musically, raw and energetic guitar front old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll that’s authentic enough to be from decades past, but then KaPow! — they throw in equally authentic and modern pop bliss with hooks that kill. While everybody’s doing garage and psych throwbacks, don’t you want to be listening to a band that does it well? KEXP has been hyping The Hands since their debut, 2006s So Sweet EP, for good reason. Three more good reasons to support these up and comers await you on their MySpace page. Also, visit our live archive to hear what these guys were cranking out in late ’06.