Pale Hands Releases Fan-Made Video for 'Dress Casual'
Boston's Pale Hands released sophomore album, Graphism on Nov 18, a week after the presidential election. Rethinking their plan in promoting the album, the band issued a statement that any remaining promotional budget, tour funds and proceeds from the album would be donated to a list of non-profit organizations. Upon hearing this, a fan from Columbia (Ethereal Dreams) decided to make a video for the band's lead track, "Dress Casual".
Pale Hands creates melodic electro pop that's spiritually akin to Cocteau Twins, CHVRCHES or a David Lynch soundtrack. Building on their 2014 release, Spirit Lines, which iTunes called"...a fascinating debut" that "introduces a take-no-prisoners vision", the band's new release takes that ethereal energy and distills it.
Dreamy synths, samples, and other electro-pop influences still pervade, but they're brought into sharp relief with the addition of guitar parts that are alternately linear and melodic or intricate at turns.