The Idle Hands

The Idle Hands

 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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Two Irish brothers and their friends making the kind of offhandedly brilliant, matter-of-fact indie rock that instantly soundtracks your life.

Biography

The Idle Hands find band bios to be hateful things, and best kept simple.

Their 2011 EP 'Life is Beautiful' has received airplay on Jonesy's Jukebox, 89.3 the Current, KEXP (featured Song of the Day) among others, as well as having standout track 'Socialite Death Squad' featured in GQ's online comedy issue, soundtracking Ken Jeong's photo bombing of Kate Upton.

Their last full length, 2009's "The Hearts We Broke On The Way To The Show", garnered heavy radio play on 89.3 The Current, and received favorable notices on prominent blogs and in Spin, Blurt and Marie Claire, landing on several critics year-end best of lists.

They are currently hard at work on their second full length release with the renowned Tony Lash (Elliott Smith, Dandy Warhols).

Lyrics

Loaded

Written By: Ciaran Daly

I've stopped keeping track of disappointments
the scene is green with envy
over biweekly annointments
oh but back when I kept score
you'd be amazed at what a bore it was
the predictable demise
of the social climbing types outside

all the new wave boys with the no wave girls get loaded
all the indie girls with their barfly toys get loaded, loaded, loaded, loaded
all the unrequited emo boys get loaded
all the hardcore kids with their junkie friends get loaded, loaded, loaded, loaded

I've stopped going to parties it's a striptease
we wear nothing but our masks
for two hundred dearest enemies
the gas fire and the knife
the charming host's unfaithful wife
there are lines and lines and lines
to remind you it's a good time inside

all the new wave boys with the no wave girls get loaded
all the indie girls with their barfly toys get loaded, loaded, loaded, loaded
all the unrequited emo boys get loaded
all the punk rock kids bought the record first get loaded, loaded, loaded, loaded

I've stopped keeping track of my lost passions
there was a little about beauty, a little about fashion
but back when I still cared, when I was still a little scared
there was a moment there in time
no it's gone now but I swear I feel fine

all the new wave boys with the no wave girls get loaded
all the hipster girls with their barfly toys get loaded, loaded, loaded, loaded
all the unrequited emo boys get loaded
all the backpack kids with their diaries get loaded, loaded, loaded, loaded
loaded
remember when you were the one persecuted for the songs you loved
now you've become yeah you've become all that you hated ain't it so

Discography

"Loaded" EP LaVolta records UK, 2006

"The Hearts We Broke On The Way To The Show", Pretty Kids Collective, 2009

"Life is Beautiful" EP, Pretty Kids Collective, 2011

Set List

13 songs, 45 minutes

The Fall
Sunshine on the Tenements
The 80s Killed Your Boyfriend

Loaded
Secretary
Married Life
Cosmic Dancer (T.Rex cover)