The Minneapolis band made up of Irish ex-pats and Midwest natives have written an impressive record filled with songs about lust and longing, sordid affairs, brutal regrets, and the after parties that fuel them. Without even so much as trying their engaging first single "Loaded" managed to find itself on local radio, touted as "Song Of The Day" and entered into heavy rotation on the Twin Cities indie/alt leaning NPR station The Current.
The forthcoming release features tracks from the Loaded EP - recorded in L.A. with producer Mark Needham (The Killers, Bloc Party) - and new tracks mixed and produced by Tony Lash (the Dandy Warhols, Elliott Smith) and engineered by the likes of Erik Applewick (Tapes 'n Tapes) and Chad Weiss (Mason Jennings). The Hearts We Broke On The Way To The Show is akin to a familiar friend that keeps you on your toes, spanning glam, neo-New Wave, and disco with nods to everyone from Berlin-era Bowie to pre-Dig! Dandy's.
So who are The Idle Hands and how did they come to be? As the story goes, Front-man Ciaran and his brother Criostoir (bass) left the Emerald Isle and found themselves in a land of snow, holed up in a studio making music with their friends. The boy/girl/boy/girl/boy line-up is rounded out by Eileen (keys), her traveling companion Emma (guitar), and rhythm setter Nick on the drums. This summer and throughout the rest of 2009 the band is excited to get on the road in support of the forthcoming September 8th release.