Idle Hands to Release Album in September

June 8th, 2009 - 8:59 pm ICT by GD  

Minneapolis rock band the Idle Hands have announced that they will release their album The Hearts We Broke On The Way To The Show on September 8. The album is set to be released on Pretty Kids Collective records and is the first full-length album for the band.

The band is made of six Irish ex-patriates and Midwest natives who have penned songs of lust and yearning, avaricious relationships, relentless regrets and the alcohol binge that make a full circle. Their first single “Loaded” effortlessly got to local radio as the “song of the day” and featured frequently on Twin Cities indie/ alt leaning NPR station The Current.

The new album features tracks from the Loaded EP that was recorded in Los Angeles with music producer Mark Needham of The Killers and Bloc Party fame. The new tracks have been mixed by Tony Lash who has also worked with Dandy Warholes and Elliot Smith. Sound engineering has been done by Erik Applewick of Tapes ‘n’ Tapes and Chad Weiss of Mason Jennings.

The story of the Idle Hands is interesting too. According to reports, front man Ciaran and his brother Criostoir (who is on the bass) left Emerald isle and got to make music in a little studio with their friends while it snowed incessantly outside. The rest of the outfit is made of Eileen on the keyboard and her traveling partner Emma on the guitar and Nick on the drums. The band is currently planning their road trips in support of their forthcoming debut full-length album.

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