by Band Without Hands

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The debut EP from Band Without Hands. Some tracks were recorded 6000 miles apart and some were done over a few weeks in Maine. Encompassing our diverse interests and modes of expression, the tracks include blistering guitars, intricate drumming, meticulously crafted synthesizer soundscapes, and even some French Horn moonlighting, all topped with carefully crafted vocals and lyrics.


released April 15, 2014

Mastered at The Sweet Spot

Hanuman - Performed, engineered, mixed, and produced by Band Without Hands at The Bandit Hideout (Kittery, ME). Additional mixing on Hanuman by @mobiusb, William Bendrot.

Hello Despair - Performed and engineered by Band Without Hands at The Bandit Hideout. French Horn by Jess Jacobs. Mixed at the Sweet Spot (NH).

Never Leave My Mind - Performed, engineered, and mixed by Jess Jacobs at Makai (Hawaii)

Solace - Performed and engineered long distance by Brien Sweet and Jess Jacobs at The Sweet Spot (NH) and Makai. Mixed by Band Without Hands at The Bandit Hideout.

Hello Despair (demo) - Performed, engineered, and mixed by Brien Sweet and Jess Jacobs at the Sweet Spot.

Band Without Hands is Jess Jacobs, Brien Sweet, Nick Martinelle, and John McKusick.



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Band Without Hands Boston, Massachusetts

At once political and emotionally vulnerable, the hard rock fabric is interwoven with elements of new wave, metal, and trip hop, creating a unique sound that infuses the audience with excitement. Band Without Hands draws from a vast palette to create cohesive, intriguing, adrenaline-fueled social and emotional commentary. ... more

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Track Name: Hanuman
We will consent into a circle
we will form a prize
the disillusioned, our strengths combined
we'll form a pillar
we'll form a tribe
and slowly eat you
we'll eat you alive

protect our mountain
hand in hand
we'll go to where we've never been - protected

and as it passes
time through the sky
the rocket engine
the hungry cry
you will all join us
not when, just why
before we vanish
into the sky
Track Name: Hello Despair
hello Despair,
my old friend
how long has it been?
a couple weeks,
and here i thought
i wouldn't hear from you again.

hello Despair,
you're looking pretty fine;
you're dressed to the nines.
I'd invite you in,
but I don't...
no, I don't have the time.

trying desperately to rid myself of your memory

there's nothing left to say,
there's nothing left to see.
i packed up all your things;
now take your shit and leave!

hello Despair,
I didn't think you'd leave
another hole inside of me,
for all to see,
oh you were never, ever
that close to me.

hello Despair,
you tore off my clothes,
you left me naked and deposed.
I'd extend my hand,
but I don't...
I don't think I can.

please leave...
Track Name: Never Leave My Mind
broken down the barrier,
it makes things so much scarier.
i've never had to be
responsible in this manner.
touch my face and i'll hold you close,
only for a moment, then I'll have to let go.
It's so hard to stand here alone.

I don't know what you might say
if you heard this today
but I'll be miles away,
yes I'll be miles away,
and there's nothing left to say,
and it doesn't matter anyway,
'cause i'll be miles away,
yes I'll be miles away.

all this manipulation,
i haven't been complacent,
because I can walk through walls adjacent.
straighten your spine,
keep your eyes upon mine,
I know you think you should
but you should just stop trying,
and know that you will never leave my mind...
Track Name: Solace
perfect in my eyes
in every sigh
and if i could tell you
then i surely would

i just need to escape
anyone, anywhere, and any way (oh anyway)
i just hoped it could be you
but i'm not sure
what to do about you

you're out of my reach
beyond what i can have
it's kind of political
it's kind of satirical, or cynical

sometimes i just want to call you
other times i want to touch you
a new love is taking me over
but i hope the other one's not over

you're untouchable