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    THIS IS THE MILKY CLEAR VERSION: From the frozen depths of Tucson, AZ Hidden Volume presents the long-awaited vinyl debut of “II” —the appropriately named second full-length album from Freezing Hands. Conceived by one Travis Spillers (guitar, vocals) and recorded at the world-renowned Midtown Island Studio (home of one-man wunderkind Matt Rendon of The Resonars, also their drummer), “II” creates a narrative that begins with the crushing Who-meets-Shins power pop masterpiece, “Comeback Kid” before deliberately shifting down one gear at a time. Up-tempo power pop (“Sees Candy Girl”), breezy melodies (“Born In July”) and the laid-back ear worm (“Jar of Tongues”) take you through side one. Side two opens with the whimsical “King Kelly Kup” before addressing bedtime anxieties (“Cold Pillow”) and crossing hazily into twilight (“Caffeine Dream”) then eventually ending on the epic noise marathon, “The Only Television I Know.” Sonically this record recalls the power of Tommy-era Who with the complexity of Odessey and Oracle-era Zombies. All of this mixed with cheeky lyrics (name checking Arid Extra Dry) and reflective passages (“In the middle of a fairy tale, he dropped an anchor...”) that recall quirk-masters, Andy Partridge and Wreckless Eric. What’s the story here? A day in the life perhaps, condensed down to 12 perfect pop chapters.

    Freezing Hands “II” comes in an edition of 300, 100 on milky clear vinyl, 200 black wax. Sleeve by X10 with illustrations by Elena Fox. Includes digital download card.

    Includes unlimited streaming of II via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    THIS IS THE BLACK VINYL VERSION: From the frozen depths of Tucson, AZ Hidden Volume presents the long-awaited vinyl debut of “II” —the appropriately named second full-length album from Freezing Hands. Conceived by one Travis Spillers (guitar, vocals) and recorded at the world-renowned Midtown Island Studio (home of one-man wunderkind Matt Rendon of The Resonars, also their drummer), “II” creates a narrative that begins with the crushing Who-meets-Shins power pop masterpiece, “Comeback Kid” before deliberately shifting down one gear at a time. Up-tempo power pop (“Sees Candy Girl”), breezy melodies (“Born In July”) and the laid-back ear worm (“Jar of Tongues”) take you through side one. Side two opens with the whimsical “King Kelly Kup” before addressing bedtime anxieties (“Cold Pillow”) and crossing hazily into twilight (“Caffeine Dream”) then eventually ending on the epic noise marathon, “The Only Television I Know.” Sonically this record recalls the power of Tommy-era Who with the complexity of Odessey and Oracle-era Zombies. All of this mixed with cheeky lyrics (name checking Arid Extra Dry) and reflective passages (“In the middle of a fairy tale, he dropped an anchor...”) that recall quirk-masters, Andy Partridge and Wreckless Eric. What’s the story here? A day in the life perhaps, condensed down to 12 perfect pop chapters.

    Freezing Hands “II” comes in an edition of 300, 100 on milky clear vinyl, 200 black wax. Sleeve by X10 with illustrations by Elena Fox. Includes digital download card.

    Includes unlimited streaming of II via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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From the frozen depths of Tucson, AZ Hidden Volume presents the long-awaited vinyl debut of “II” —the appropriately named second full-length album from Freezing Hands. Conceived by one Travis Spillers (guitar, vocals) and recorded at the world-renowned Midtown Island Studio (home of one-man wunderkind Matt Rendon of The Resonars, also their drummer), “II” creates a narrative that begins with the crushing Who-meets-Shins power pop masterpiece, “Comeback Kid” before deliberately shifting down one gear at a time. Up-tempo power pop (“Sees Candy Girl”), breezy melodies (“Born In July”) and the laid-back ear worm (“Jar of Tongues”) take you through side one. Side two opens with the whimsical “King Kelly Kup” before addressing bedtime anxieties (“Cold Pillow”) and crossing hazily into twilight (“Caffeine Dream”) then eventually ending on the epic noise marathon, “The Only Television I Know.” Sonically this record recalls the power of Tommy-era Who with the complexity of Odessey and Oracle-era Zombies. All of this mixed with cheeky lyrics (name checking Arid Extra Dry) and reflective passages (“In the middle of a fairy tale, he dropped an anchor...”) that recall quirk-masters, Andy Partridge and Wreckless Eric. What’s the story here? A day in the life perhaps, condensed down to 12 perfect pop chapters.

Freezing Hands “II” comes in an edition of 300, 100 on milky clear vinyl, 200 black wax. Sleeve by X10 with illustrations by Elena Fox. Includes digital download card.

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released December 8, 2017

BIO:
Freezing Hands formed in 2013, during a chance encounter on a whaling vessel, upon which the members were employed. In an effort to fill the long hours away from land, four lonely salts, clad in their yellow slickers, would gather on the deck with steaming mugs of chicory and pass the time in conversation about how they had “died to the land” and their mutual love for power pop. Eventually, the men began to reveal details about their personal lives to one another and discovered, in an amazing coincidence, that each made their home in Tucson, Arizona.

In their meandering course toward civilization Travis Spillers began writing songs as the other members sang the parts that would later be transposed to instruments when the band eventually found land and relocated to Midtown Island Studios. Once ashore, Freezing Hands immediately cut their debut album, which was soon thereafter co-released by Burger and Recess Records.

Not ones to rest on their laurels, Spillers (The Knockout Pills, King’s Handsome), Scott Landrum (Ernest Fugg and His Sweatpants Orchestra, Tincture), Matt Rendon (The Resonars, Druidd), and Jeremy Schliewe (Harsh Mistress, Roger Skaputnik), began work on their sophomore effort, Freezing Hands II. The cassette version of “II” was released on Burger Records in 2016.

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