The Shaky Hands Announce US Tour Dates, Battle Text Messaging Hipsters

April 24th, 2007

Portland’s jangly pop heroes The Shaky Hands have announced a string of US tour dates in support of their self-titled debut, released April 10th on Holocene Music. The announcement comes on the heals of the much-blogged music video for album track “Why & How Come,” directed by Whitey McConnaughy (The Thermals, Shins, Band of Horses). The clip (streamable here) pits a lone Shaky Hands fan against a room full of jaded hipsters and their cell phones, a situation the band hopes to reverse on the upcoming tour.

The critical response to The Shaky Hands’ debut has been immediate and overwhelmingly positive. SPIN, Magnet, Pitchfork, and a host of influential blogs all seem to agree: The Shaky Hands brand of soulful, rhythmic indie rock has resulted in one of the funnest, bounciest albums to come out this year.

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