Hands In
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Hands In

Portland, Oregon, United States

Portland, Oregon, United States
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"Hands In"

Hands In (Erick Crosby) showed up in Portland via Chicago several months ago and has put on stellar solo performances since. Using loops, pedals, guitar, and synths, Crosby makes lo-fi psychedelia with poppy bass lines and gentle, echoed vocals. His songs possess a neon fuzz and hiss, and are so light and catchy they feel classic. Boaring, his 2011 release streaming on Bandcamp, is stocked with slow surf licks and ambient Halcyon Digest-esque guitar, paired with Beatles-happy harmonies, especially on the songs "The Maniacs" and "Moment of Life." Although watching solo performances can get to the best of us, Crosby orchestrates his multitude of instruments seamlessly, with enough to watch to sustain the show. RACHEL MILBAUER - Portland Mercury


"Hands In"

HANDS IN is the solo project of Erick Crosby of Portland, OR psych-pop band Yourself And The Air. With YATA on hiatus, HANDS IN now gets his full attention and his latest album Polyester Itch proves to be his most realized and cohesive yet with sharper vocal melodies and more focused song structures.
Standout track, “Way Out” opens with a propulsive motorik groove as trebly flickering guitars, falsetto vocals and 60’s pop melodies take over. Next, “Good Deeds” is highlighted by cascading guitars before dissolving into spaced-out Middle Eastern psychedelics and “Drivers” is crazed, reverb-rich surf rock on acid for a nice one-two punch. Another standout “Take Time Enough” blends together plinking electric piano, pitch-shifting vocal effects and the album’s catchiest melodies. The nine-track album closes out with the infectious hip-swiveling rhythm of the aptly-titled “Girls Are Gonna Dance”. - Atlas and The Anchor


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