San Diego, CA’s Idlehands will release their debut full-length, Dena Mora, on May 19 via Headphone Music, an Equal Vision Records imprint.
The experimental indie-rock quintet is premiering "Filthy Doves" - a new song and music video - right now on Youtube.com/equalvision. Also available on the video playlist, is the band’s previously released track "Mellow Christ" (featuring Justin Bonifacio of Ghost Parade), which also appears on the forthcoming album.
Idlehands has also just announced their Spring tour plans, which will include a full US run supporting Geographer and Empires, as well as a hometown album release headline show in San Diego on June 5. Idlehands has previously toured and shared stages with the diverse likes of Taking Back Sunday, Being As An Ocean, A Lot Like Birds, My Iron Lung, This Wild Life, and more. All upcoming tour dates can be found below.
Pre-orders for Dena Mora are available now at equalvision.merchnow.com and through digital retailers such as iTunes and AmazonMP3, and include an instant song download of "Filthy Doves". Dena Mora was recorded in Portland, OR with producer Kris Crummett (A Lot Like Birds, Closure In Moscow), and is the follow-up to the band's 2013 EP, Common Soul.
"The lyrics for "Filthy Doves" were written in the studio and were among the last vocal parts to be put into the record. It talks about how resorting to a familiar sexual pattern can hinder your emotional recovery from a lost relationship," reveals vocalist Johnny O’Hagan. "I experienced an unhealthy breakup and spiraled downwards with promiscuity because I let it get the best of me."
Dena Mora is an incredibly dynamic album that carves out musical peaks and valleys, while lyrically reflecting on the natural highs and lows of life, including hope, heartbreak and the ongoing efforts to persevere through life’s daily challenges. Through this, Idlehands impressively showcases their ability to create a balanced blend of dark vs. bright, delicate vs. aggressive, and structural vs. atmospheric elements, offering a beautifully sophisticated scope of sounds and storytelling.
Idlehands is comprised of Johnny O'Hagan (vocals), Michael Brekka (guitar), Seancarlo Ohlin (guitar), Phil Di Raffaele (drums), and Isaac White (bass).
1. Youth, Too Late
2. Floor of Tradition
3. El Shakes
4. Why We Leave
5. Filthy Doves
7. Mellow Christ
8. Mid-Brain Reward System
9. Dena Mora
10. Nomad Motto
May 01 Lancaster, CA @ The Britisher
Geographer w/Empires and Idlehands
May 06 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge+
May 07 Spokane, WA @ The Big Dipper+
May 08 Billings, MT @ The Pub Station+
May 10 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium (Dempseys upstairs)+
May 11 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry+
May 12 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
May 13 Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
May 15 Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
May 16 Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dees Concert Venue
May 17 Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
May 19 Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
May 21 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 22 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
May 23 Washington, DC @ U St. Music Hall
May 24 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
May 26 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
May 27 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
May 28 Houston, TX @ FItzgerald’s
May 29 Dallas, TX @ Trees
May 30 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
+ Geographer w/ Idlehands only
Jun 02 Tempe, AZ @ 51 West
Jun 05 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues (Voodoo Room)