Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Hands and Knees - 'Wholesome' Album Premiere (and more)

OK, it's TIME! Time for what you ask? Well, my friend, it is now time to feature one of the bestest bands around; one that I fell in love with a very long time ago; one that is no secret to Boston (but still, somehow, remains to be a secret to Boston) and one that I cannot wait to share with you (AGAIN!).

You remember ...the new unreleased record! from back in August? Well, that album now has a name, and it's called Wholesome and it's as delicious and nutritious as that bowl of bran flakes you have in front of you this morning...but unlike what you've got there, what these guys have here will have you singing and "dancing around the kitchen and whistling like a foolish old man!"

Here are some of my favorites from this newly mastered album (that they will be releasing next month) but you can stream the entire thing in the last post or over at Bandcamp.

[MP3] Hands and Knees Close Your Eyes
[MP3] Hands and Knees The Moonlight is Wicked
[MP3] Hands and Knees Throw Me from the Bridge of Flowers
[MP3] Hands and Knees Dancing on Your Tears
[MP3] Hands and Knees Fieldtrip!
[MP3] Hands and Knees I Won't Miss You
[MP3] Hands and Knees Sitting at the Piano Disappearing

Also, can I be honest with you? When their sophomore album Et Tu, Fluffy? came out, I looped some of these tracks (especially "What Ever Happened to That Beautiful City?) for HOURS. Obsessed would be an understatement. So, I figured I'd share some of my favorites off of that album, as well, just in case you want to obsessively do the same.

[MP3] Hands and Knees Midnight in the Applefield
[MP3] Hands and Knees We Are the Man Who Cannot Fly
[MP3] Hands and Knees Hot Little Item
[MP3] Hands and Knees What Ever Happened to That Beautiful City

In the spirit of the Holidays, here is a jingle jangle for you from their latest double-sided Holiday 7". This, along with their other holiday number The Biggest Snowflake, can be purchased for two dollahs on their James Brown Died on Christmas Day Bandcamp page. This video is from their Holiday pre-pre-release party earlier this month in Cambridge, and if Joe O'Brian's performance doesn't make you smile then I don't know what to tell you; you might just be a grinch...OK, HIT ME NOW!

Also...(yes, there's MORE!) these guys (and gal) are as sweet as their music is so if you ever get a chance to see them live, please do. They are such lovely people, they're fun to talk to and they're loud and rowdy onstage just like a Boston band should be!

Visit these guys on MySpace


  1. "If you don't yet know Boston-based Garage pop band Hands and Knees you're in luck, because Relentless Noisemaker knows everything and will tell you about it."

  2. Great post - I just discovered these guys. Thanks.