In advance of the February 20 release of their third full-length release, "The Resurrection of Whiskey Foote", Maryland's THE HIDDEN HAND will be assaulting masses across the U.S. showcasing some of the new material. Joining the doomsters on the road will be KYLESA, making the shows even more worth seeing if you're in driving, subway or hitchhiking distance from any of the spots on the tour.
"The Resurrection of Whiskey Foote" is the third HIDDEN HAND full-length (second from Southern Lord) and features the lineup that recorded the now sold-out/out-of-print "Devoid of Color" EP from last year: Scott "Wino" Weinrich (guitars, vocals), Bruce Falkinburg (bass) and Evan Tanner (drums).
"The Resurrection of Whiskey Foote" is not necessarily a concept album but it is heavily layered with historical story-based lyricism and themse. Musically there is a subtle southern or classic rock vibe (ala killer slide playing from Wino and even some harp by Michael Anthony Miller) that creeps into the foundation of their brand of dark, heavy, progressive rock.
Shortly after the album was finished, Evan Tanner left the band and was replaced by Matt Moulis (MEDIC, BISON). A European tour is being planned for April.
THE HIDDEN HAND's new track "Someday Soon" can be downloaded at this location.
THE HIDDEN HAND / KYLESA tour dates:
Jan. 23 - Wilmington, NC @ Soap Box w/Sourvein
Jan. 24 - Savannah, GA @ The Jinx
Jan. 25 - Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
Jan. 26 - Nashville, TN - Springwater
Jan. 27 - Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music w/RWAKE
Jan. 29 - Austin, TX @ Emo's w/DIXIE WITCH
Jan. 31 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
Feb. 01 - Phoenix, AZ @ Phoenix Gallery
Feb. 02 - Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland
Feb. 03 - San Francisco, CA @ 12 Galaxies w/LUDICRA
Feb. 04 - Portland, OR @ Berbati's Pan w/MIDDIAN
Feb. 05 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey w/MIDDIAN, SLAVE TRAITOR
Feb. 07 - Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
Feb. 08 - Kansas City, MO @ Mike's Tavern
Feb. 09 - St Paul, MN @ Turf Club w/ZEBULON PIKE
Feb. 10 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/MINSK
Feb. 11 - Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room w/SKELETONWITCH
Feb. 12 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Mellon (tentative)
Feb. 13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Club Europa
Feb. 14 - New York, NY @ Club Midway w/UNEARTHLY TRANCE