March 22, 2011

I haven’t updated this thing in ages. Sorry about that. How about a play-by-play for each band?

Paranoia Dance Party will be releasing a brand new full length album entitled “Surroundings” tentatively scheduled for the end of April. They’ve posted two of the songs on their bandcamp page and well… they’re awesome. Two words: Herbert West.

Atlas The Atom Smasher just finished up a rocking tour of the southeast in support of their latest EP entitled “Roots Gone Rotten”, including a few dates in Louisiana and Mississippi with Les Doux. Roots Gone Rotten was released March 9th at Atlas’s tour kickoff in Lowell, MA, and can be found on their bandcamp page.

Earlier this year, The Best Of The Worst worked together with John Komar of Kinarf Music Videos to release a music video for their song “Blood Drive Pride.” Blood Drive Pride is the first track on TBOTW’s side of a split 7″ record with Tomahawk Chop of Long Island, NY, which is available in their WEBSTORE. The Best Of The Worst will also be performing at this year’s Community Records Block Party in New Orleans in April. New Merch is also in the works, but more on that later.

Matt Wixson’s Flying Circus will also be reppin the Open Hand at Block Party this year. Also, Matt started up a tumblr site a while ago, which you should definitely follow if you do the tumblr thing. More up-to-date updates, singles off of upcoming releases, and an army of musicians covering Matt Wixson songs can be found there.

This Is A Stick Up is writing in preparation of recording their next release. Any update on upcoming tours is still TBA, but if you live in New York or New England, expect to see some sweaty smelly boys this summer.

When was the last time I updated this? Anyway, we’ve welcomed a new band to the Open Hand family. They are Les Doux, a three-piece bluesy screamo outfit from Hattiesburg, MS. We haven’t released anything from them yet, but they have a self-titled EP up for stream on their bandcamp site to hold you over until we do. Les Doux played a few dates of Atlas The Atom Smasher’s spring tour, and killed it every night. Look forward to very sweet things from these guys.

Anyway, with summer right around the corner, things are going to start happening more frequently very soon, so expect more updates in the not-too-distant future. Also, feel free to follow Open Hand Records on our new(ish) Twitter account.

I love you all.
❤ Aaron


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