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Gloves Of Metal Rule The Night

Sorry for the recent radio silence. We here at Handstand made it out of Hurricane Isabel relatively unscathed. Luckily, we live across the street from a hospital so the power returned to our block relatively quickly. The internet took a bit longer to be restored, but that gave me plenty of time to update this site with all sorts of new distro goodies.
I’m still waiting on the masters for the upcoming NO TURN ON FRED / BASEBALL FURIES retrospective discography. They are currently being transferred to CD format by my main man Ben Mellott @ Nothing But Noise. The Furies played Poison Idea-styled punk rock, while The Fred were a self-proclaimed, underrated “ice metal” band of epic proportions. These two Alexandria groups changed my life for the better. I’ll post some MP3’s as soon as humanly possible.

IN ARCADIA have begun recording for an upcoming full-length CD on Handstand. They’re playing a bunch of shows in the next month or so, and you would be wise to check them out. I think a good description would be a hybrid of Anasarca and Piebald. If you haven’t already, download the demo version of one of their new tracks on the sounds page. Email Joe if you want to book a show with IA.

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST

v/a Time Are Hard For Dreamers – benefit CD
Pretty Girls Make Graves – The New Romance LP
Aesop Rock – Bazooka Tooth 3xLP
1.6 Band – Broke Up CD
Cows – Whorn LP
Tomahawk – Mit Gas CD
Lost Boyz – Legal Drug Money CD
The Hives – Veni Vidi Vicious LP
David Cross – Shut Up You Fucking Baby 3xLP
Morbid Angel – Domination CD
The Icarus Line – Mono LP
Cattle Decapitation – To Serve Man LP
Uwharria – Fury in the Foothills CD
Jawbreaker – 24 Hour Revenge Therapy CD
Ramones – Ramones Mania 2xLP
Atmosphere – Seven’s Travels 3xLP
Sonic Youth – Dirty box set