Published Jul 31, 2012Back in January, we learned that Toronto noise rock duo Indian Handcrafts had signed with U.S. label Sargent House to deliver the follow-up to their self-titled 2011 debut. Nearly eight months later, the band have finally unearthed the details. First thing's first, the record is called Civil Disobedience for Losers, and it will hit store shelves October 30.
The 11-song sophomore set was recorded in Los Angeles last March with Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Big Business, Red Sparowes). Impressively, the press release explains that guitarist/vocalist Daniel Brandon Allen delivered the album's heavy riffery -- which apparently takes influence from Death From Above 1979, the Melvins and Funkadelic, among others -- with a broken hand.
"The doctor said if you go and record that's your problem if it gets worse," Allen said in a statement. "It was a little painful some days, but because of being there in the surroundings it was easy to get around that. It healed fine."
Allen and drummer-vocalist Brandyn James Aikins laid down the bulk of the work themselves, but Melvins skinpounders Dale Crover and Coady Willis stop by to deliver rounds of military snare on opener "Bruce Lee." You can check out the thunderous results in the player down below.
Despite the assist, Indian Handcrafts point out the their group is a twosome through and through.
"We first started this band when playing in another band that was pissing us off," Aikins explains. "We were the two who always got along. I can't ever see us having anyone else in the band. Unless Toshi played tambourine."
Civil Disobedience For Losers:
1. Bruce Lee
2. Red Action
5. Worm In My Stomach
6. Terminal Horse
7. Coming Home
8. Centauri Teenage Riot
9. Truck Mouth
10. The Jerk
11. Lion at the Door
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