IDLEHANDS PREMIERES NEW ALBUM ‘DENA MORA’
San Diego, CA’s Idlehands is now premiering Dena Mora – the band’s debut full-length album – at Youtube.com/equalvision.
Dena Mora is out today via Headphone Music (an Equal Vision Records imprint) and is available at select indie stores such as Newbury Comics, Amoeba, Dimple, and Rasputin’s Records, idlehands.merchnow.com, and digital retailers such as iTunes and AmazonMP3.
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 dynamic album effortlessly 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.
The experimental indie-rock quintet has already premiered two music videos for songs from the album, including “Filthy Doves” and “Mellow Christ” (featuring Justin Bonifacio of Ghost Parade).
Idlehands is currently on a US run supporting Geographer and Empires. Following the tour they will perform alongside CHON on June 4 in Henderson, NV, and will then headline a hometown album release 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.
Idlehands is comprised of Johnny O’Hagan (vocals), Michael Brekka (guitar), Seancarlo Ohlin (guitar), Phil Di Raffaele (drums), and Isaac White (bass).
Geographer w/Empires and Idlehands
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
Jun 02 Tempe, AZ @ 51 West
Jun 04 Henderson, NV @ Eagle Aerie Hall [w/CHON]
Jun 05 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues (Voodoo Room)