About What Hands Are For
San Bernardino, AA
Loud amplifiers and giant cymbals. Assassinations and riots.
Five guys that break things on stage.
Kick start motor cycles.
Love of the machine out of body.
We fly kites with our kids so they won't drink as much as our fathers did.
Rock stars are dead. What Hands Are For knows this. Music is a communal experience between listener and player, and the arbitrary superiority fame supplies is counter productive to the bond. This is why What Hands Are For has self released it's EPs Loud Ass and ...Please Believe Me, and made both available to download at any price a fan wants. They want everyone to hear their music without the obligation of owing something in return. This is why they play as many shows they can for anyone who is interested, whether it be a birthday party with nachos and sandwiches, or an opening slot for The Bled, Of Mice and Men or Rufio. Regardless of the crowd, they play from the heart.
What Hands Are For formed in 2006 with the desire to play something different from what was going on in San Bernardino, CA. They loved The Smiths, Big L, At The Drive-In, Clipse, Fugazi, Boyz 2 Men, and The Kinison. They quickly cut their own niche into the break-down laden, riff heavy, pig squeeling scene they grew up in. After releasing Loud Ass they booked their own tour from Los Angeles to Seattle in 2008. Local stations X103.9 and KROQ 106.7 began to play them on their local's only showcases. College caused time constraints that forced the band to slow down in 2009 and left listeners with no new music until 2010. ...Please Believe Me was released in March 2010 and has been getting attention from small online zines across the web. They are currently working on new music for their next EP due out late fall/early winter, working on creating tour opportunities, and playing shows for anyone who will listen.