Hours Pass By
Long Beach, California's spazzmatics, The Soft Hands are releasing Hours Pass By in late October on Fidotrust Records. Mostly by accident, The Soft Hands are riding the No Wave, while organically channeling their influences, such as: WIRE, Siouxsie, Spoon, Camper van Beethoven, Bauhaus, and Minutemen. Formed back in 2005, The Soft Hands are Matt Fry (vocals/guitar), Casey Stuht (drums), C. Elizabeth Lindsey (bass/vocals). But, don't call them a 3 piece band, they're more like a family, living, breathing, sleeping music... under the same roof. Matt explains: "When you're in a family, you don't always think the same way and value the same things but you're bonded together by blood and history, so you move forward together and stick together and find ways to come together. In some ways, our band is like that. We did not seek out people who thought the same way or wanted same things musically and have an obvious template to choose from. We got together and decided to stick together and now we each put out our own energy and find ways in each song to harness it and unify it."