After previously sharing ‘The Populating Of Empty Space’ from their upcoming self-titled debut album, Stage Hands have teased the effort again with the mind-blowing and addictive ‘#unabomber’, featuring guest The One and Only Matt Miller on vocals. I have been listening to it over and over all week. Listen to ‘#unabomber’ below and grab their new album when it drops this Tuesday 10th via My Idea of Fun.
And to keep you going till then, check out the excellent mixtape that Brandon Locher, one half of Stage Hands, put together for Cast the Dice this month.
Last year, The Meets’ It Happens Outside put Brandon Locher, the ensemble’s creative head, firmly on our radar. The multimedia artist/producer keeps himself well busy with an array of projects, and in 2013 he also joined forces with longtime friend and drummer/producer Gerald Mattis, founding Stage Hands. The outfit have recently announced the release of their self-titled debut album, due out on February 10th via My Idea of Fun.
On their forthcoming album, “Locher constructs his signature sonic and rhythmic collages, weaving elements of jazz, ambience, and IDM into his production”, describes the press release, “alongside Mattis’s sure-handed drumming, split between acoustic and electronic kits.”. It adds that Stage Hands “patiently burst and blooms from placid and meditative, to nervous and glitchy, to pulsing and malleable.”
‘The Populating Of Empty Space’ is the first ace single to be lifted from the album and it stands as a testament to the pair’s genre-defying magic. The single comes with a video, directed by Joshua Rogers. Highly recommended.
Stage Hands can be pre-ordered now.
We’ve been quiet for a festive while but as always, we kept listening to old and new great music. One of the latest tracks that grabbed our ears comes from the hands of Brandon Locher, the man behind The Meets and the album It Happens Outside which was one of our 15 Album Picks of 2013. His new project, Stage Hands, sees him collaborating with multi-instrumentalist Gerald Mattis.
‘Regardless’ is the duo’s first excellent offering. Be sure to listen to it below, there could not be a better track to start off the year.