New Magnetic

by Holy Hands

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    New 10 song LP recorded by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios. Artwork by Ron Henry Wells and J.Bannon.
    This is a pre-order, records will ship around December 20, 2017.
    In an evolutionary leap that would make Darwin proud, “New Magnetic” realizes the potential of the first Holy Hands 7".
    All four members have roots firmly planted in hardcore punk and its fringes.
    The band is comprised of both past and present members of Sweet Jesus, Fiddlehead, Raindance, Fault, Supermachiner, and Daltonic.
    Their new LP, “New Magnetic”, is a 2017 observation. It perfectly captures the energy and spirit of the time these gentlemen clearly came up in. Though decades have passed, Holy Hands feels less like it was influenced by bands like Seaweed, Farside, and Jawbox; and more like one of their contemporaries. I don't know if "Post-Hardcore" is still a relevant genre description, but it fits.
    One thing for sure: “New Magnetic" and its’ themes of peace, love and justice are certainly relevant in the here and now.

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1.
03:12
The Arrow. The arrow flew. Striking inches from the heart. Beaten but not yet broken. I see you. And I am scared for you. Know we are not in this alone. I wish I could take the punches for you. You know I would. I wish I could take the punches for you. I would for you. The anchor fell. Dragging everything down with. No one could see it coming. But I see you. And I am scared for you. No, we are not in this alone. I wish I could take the punches for you. You know I would. I wish I could take the punches for you. I would for you. An ancient story of the underdog, rising to victory, against the oppressor.
2.
02:07
Coleman. Summer night, alone. One thousand hopes in my headphones. Together, the walls that hold each other. With your voice like the Fourth of July You Inspired us to rise inside. Ben Coleman, your words speak the truth to me. Generation, lost. Yet all that's left still remember. Together, the wheels that carry each other. With your voice like the Fourth of July You Inspired us to rise inside. Ben Coleman, your words speak the truth to me. To rise inside, echoes in mind. Dear friend of mine.
3.
03:11
Black Paint. Black paint over the surface Of your rhetoric. To X out all your words of hate, We're just left with empty promises. Loss over gain, when you reign. Loss over gain, we will stand against. Like airplanes crashing into unsuspecting buildings The thought of you in control is so revolting. You are the war, we can't surrender spreading like disease. Why people vote against themselves, I will never understand. Loss over gain, when you reign. Loss over gain, we will stand against. Like airplanes crashing into unsuspecting buildings The thought of you in control is so revolting. Which side will you be on When we become history? Choose wisely, we will not go quietly And we will not forget.
4.
Bombs Aren't Beautiful. Bombs aren't beautiful, yet often symbolized By exploding colors upon the peaceful sky. Bombs aren't beautiful, and too often make mistakes. The kind that tear your heart out, never to be erased. Nowhere to run, when it starts up. Nowhere to run, we come undone. When violence breeds violence, and yet some expect peace from this.
5.
Constellations. Tracing shapes in the sky. Love, let me be your outline. Constellations upon your skin. Love, let me be your design. We set the scene, united. Our story still unfolding. We never cease, united. No distance between. Our lifetimes, a blink of an eye. Love, let me see your light shine. In hindsight, you could only rise. Love, let me carry you high. We set the scene, united. Our story still unfolding. We never cease, united. No distance between. Five years and still counting, you and I against the world. Please believe me when I say, you mean everything to me.
6.
Love Is Love. Freedom means freedom. Love means love. There is nothing to discuss. Freedom is freedom, and love is love. It applies to everyone. When you are pointing blame with dirty fingernails, who are you to judge me? If you looked within, would you see what I see? Freedom is freedom and love is love. It applies to everyone. Freedom is freedom and love is love. There is nothing to discuss. When you are pointing blame with dirty fingernails, who are you to judge me? If you looked within, would you see what I see? Freedom is freedom and love is love. It applies to everyone. Love is love. Love is love.
7.
01:34
Summer Rain. I have seen the seasons change, lived on both coasts. I have shared company, when I've felt so alone. Like you, I have been scared, at times depressed. But I am thankful for all I've been given. I have felt the summer rain, and the Earth below. I have shared company where I've felt so alone. I am trying to forgive all of my failures. Love I am thankful for all I've been given. The love I've been given. The love I've been giving.
8.
Discouraged Ones. Like winter, crushing hopes. Frost covering the green. Yet beneath the snow, lies the promise of spring. I have been lost, down and empty. I am done with all the hopelessness. I have faith that we can work through this. It's not over, it’s not over yet. Oh, discouraged ones, what can we expect? Empty hearts can fill, despite the obstacles. I have been lost, down and empty. I am done with all the hopelessness. I have faith that we can work through this. It's not over, it’s not over yet. I have met eyes of hope and souls of defeat. I am not quixotic, but I believe, to exist, is to resist. On the edge, I chose to live, to exist, to resist death.
9.
02:08
Will Resist. Fugitive days with I at my best, recalling my time of vigilance. Lost direction, I am ending this, when the nights fade into regret. No matter how I try to resist, I realize I am not immune to it. Arms and hands outstretched, yet grasping emptiness. Hand over fist I will trade distress, for a life spent truly lived. New direction, for this energy, when the nights fade into days. No matter how I try to resist, I realize I am not immune to it. Arms and hands outstretched, yet grasping emptiness. It resonates inside me, to rise above emptiness.
10.
New Magnetic North. The sun in my heart, radiates through this skin. Sweet love like summer, this journey with you hand in hand. In you, I see what will be, and what has been. No more North, East, West, South This compass always points to you. Witnessing the perfection of love, unconditional. Across horizons, adventures coming soon. I hope I can travel with you for the long run. In you I see what will be, and what has been. No more North, East, West, South This compass always points to you. Witnessing the perfection of love, unconditional love. You are my magnetic north. Say when, say which direction, I am in.

about

In an evolutionary leap that would make Darwin proud, “New Magnetic” realizes the potential of the first Holy Hands 7".
All four members have roots firmly planted in hardcore punk and its fringes.
The band is comprised of both past and present members of Sweet Jesus, Fiddlehead, Raindance, Fault, Supermachiner, and Daltonic.
Their new LP, “New Magnetic”, is a 2017 observation. It perfectly captures the energy and spirit of the time these gentlemen clearly came up in. Though decades have passed, Holy Hands feels less like it was influenced by bands like Seaweed, Farside, and Jawbox; and more like one of their contemporaries. I don't know if "Post-Hardcore" is still a relevant genre description, but it fits.
One thing for sure: “New Magnetic" and its’ themes of peace, love and justice are certainly relevant in the here and now.

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released December 13, 2017

Engineered and Mixed by Kurt Ballou at God City
Artwork By Ron Henry Wells
Layout by J.Bannon

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