The Rich Hands are a garage rock band from San Antonio who play with the kind of fervor that is similar to groups from the late 70’s/early 80’s who wanted to be balls out but not disgustingly so. Musically though, they are raunch and rock at their best, and Out Of My Head (Fountain/Burger) sounds like a band who love the music and the hooks, and then there’s the stories that are rich with power and you want to listen to it because you can relate to them. Where these guys plan on going is uncertain at this time, but they seem to want to do things without figuring out a complete destination, just a rough guide on where but not exactly when. Calling the album Out Of My Head may be where they want to go with their formula so they can figure how to get out (of not rid) of it.
The countdown is on: six days until The Rich Hands’ come out with Out Of By Head on Fountain Records (or Burger Records if you wish to obtain the cassette. You can now listen to it in via via stream at WonderingSound.com. The album does have a single in the form of “So Fine”, which you can stream if you want, download if you want, do both if you want.
If you’re Texas bound or headed to the state, they have two concerts in their immediate future.
May 23… San Antonio, TX (Limelight) (Album Release Show)
May 24… Austin, TX (Hotel Vegas)
The guys in Audacity are getting drunk and high and partially nude in this road adventure of a video they call “Couldn’t Hold A Handle”, and yet they are with help from directors Kaya Yusi and Ada Rajkovic. The band are about to escape their Canadian compounds to tour the United States, beginning this weekend in Reno, check it out and maybe you’ll get a chance to party with them. Or at least rock out.
April 5… Reno, NV (Holland Project) !
April 6… Salt Lake City, UT (Urban Lounge)
April 7… Denver, CO (Larimer Lounge)
April 9… Grinnell, IA (Grinnell College) @
April 10… St. Paul, MN (Turf Club) @
April 11… Chicago, IL (Empty Bottle) @
April 12… Bloomington, IN (The Bishop) @
April 13… Detroit, MI (Lager House) @
April 14… Toronto, ON (Silver Dollar) @
April 15… Montreal, QC (Divan Orange) @
April 16… Boston, MA (Great Scott) @
April 17… Brooklyn, NY (Baby’s All Right) @
April 18… New York, NY (Mercury Lounge) @
April 19… Philadelphia ,PA (Kung Fu Necktie) @
April 20… Washington, DC (Comet Ping Pong) @
April 22… Richmond, VA (Strange Matter) @
April 23… Charlotte, NC (Milestone) @
April 24… Knoxville, TN (The Pilot Light) @
April 25… Chattanooga, TN (Sluggos)
April 26… Atlanta, GA (Atlanta Mess Around @ 529)
April 27… New Orleans, LA (Star Bar)
April 28… San Antonio, TX (The Korova) $
April 29… Austin, TX (Hotel Vegas)
April 30… El Paso, TX (Monarch)
! = w/ Weed
@ = w/ The Coathangers
$ = w/ The Rich Hands
46 years ago, The Rolling Stones released “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” on Decca Records and came up with this photo for the picture sleeve, taken by David Bailey. The Rolling Stones had fun with their album covers and definitely played around with their singles too, including dressing up like women for “Have You Seen Your Mother Baby Standing In The Shadows” and a crime scene for “Street Fighting Man” that would ban the sleeve in some circles. For “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” it was just the Stones in disguises and such, with guitarist Brian Jones holding a pitchfork and showing an expression that showed a bit of decay. The back of the sleeve was meant to be a perspective from the rear, but Jones’ perspective not being 100 percent accurate. The photo would be celebrated by Stones and rock’n’roll fans for decades.
Texas band The Rich Hands are playing in SXSW this week and as they prepare to release a new album, they’ve released a single for the song “Teenager”. Not only is the cover homage to the “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” picture sleeve, but they also cover the Stones song as the non-LP B-side. Perfection.
“Teenager”? If you are one, this song may become the anthem for you and your friends. It’s the new song by The Rich Hands
and it has been turned into a video, as you can see above. What’s stopping you? Press play, already, and if you’re feeling this immensely, you can download it for free below, while supplies last.
The group are currently in Austin, Texas for SXSW in preparation of their Out Of My Head album to be released by Fountain and Burger Records.
SXSW bound are The Rich Hands, and fortunately the San Antonio band do not have to travel too far to get to Austin, but they’re coming prepared. The group will release a new album on May 6th called Out Of My Head, and it’s a split release between the Fountain and Burger labels. Some of you know that if it says Burger Records, it’s going to be a cassette release and that’s who will be responsible for the tape. It was produced by Chris Koltay and the band say that this is the best the band have ever sounded in a studio setting, so perhaps what they captured will be what brings more fans to them. What will also bring fans to them will be concert dates for actual eye to eye contact. Two of the days they’ll spend at SXSW have them performing on two different occasions, so check your schedules for exact times:
March 10… San Antonio, TX (1011)
March 11… Austin, TX (SXSW @ Lit Lounge) (Official)
March 12… Austin, TX (SXSW @ Trailer Space Records) (Burger Records SXSW Kick Off)
March 12… Austin, TX (SXSW @ Hotel Vegas) (Ping Pong Showcase)
March 13… Austin, TX (SXSW @ Brixton) (Atwater Showcase)
March 14… Austin, TX (SXSW @ Spider House) (A.I.R Showcase)
March 14… Austin, TX (SXSW @ The Grand) (Rubberneck Showcase)
March 16… San Antonio, TX (Korova) (Burger Hangover Fest)
March 17… Dallas, TX (Double Wide)
March 18… Norman, OK (Opolis)
March 19… Denver, CO (Lions Liar)
March 20… Salt Lake City, UT (Diabolical Records)
March 21… Boise, ID (Treefort Festival)