The Rich Hands

For fans of: The Strokes, The Hives, Fidlar, Speedy Ortiz, The Ramones

The Rich Hands are a three piece indie/garage rock band from San Antonio, Texas who have an album coming out in may called Out Of My Head.  The first single off of the album is “Teenager” which you can listen to below. “Teenager” invokes feelings of The Ramones, who seem to be an obvious influence on these guys.  They also put out a trailer for Out of My Head which is only 30 seconds, but makes me think of The Who or the Rolling Stones, and that makes sense because the B-side to “Teenager” is “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”.

They released their first LP Dreamers in May of 2013, re-released their first EP, Girl along with various recordings earlier this year on their bandcamp, which I am going to do a quick review of below.  I dug the first track, “Heartbreaker,” but I wasn’t quite won over but once we got to the meat of the compilation I really began to dig what these guys were up to.  There’s some incredibly badass blues riffage in “Beast of Yucca Flats”, “Ghost Dance Blues” is an awesome rock and roll track that’s got some great harmonica, and I can’t get enough of the track “Can’t Get Enough of You” (pardon the pun).  It’s no surprise the San Antonio Current declared them the most underrated band of 2012.

The Rich Hands wear their influences on their sleeves, and that’s not a bad thing.  The aforementioned “Teenager” is clearly influenced by the Ramones, then there are tracks on Dreamers like “Bad Girl” and “Leave That Girl Alone” which go into surf and garage rock territories.  “Hard 2 B like Me” is a pretty cool indie pop track song with a pretty kickass solo. I am truly looking forward to hearing Out Of My Head in full, it should be a great album.

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