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Artist: Stage Hands
Title: Stage Hands
Release Date: 02/10/2015
Format: Vinyl/Digital



A.
01. Stage Hands
02. The Populating Of Empty Space
03. Adaptive Lines
04. Regardless

B.
05. #unabomber (feat. The One and Only Matt Miller)
06.

Written and Produced by Stage Hands
Mastered by TJ Lipple

Stage Hands:
Brandon Locher
Gerald Mattis

Also featuring:
Jon Beard - Drum Engineering (track: 5)
Sean Jackson - KORG MS2000 (tracks 3, 4)
John Livingston - Piano (track: 1)
The One and Only Matt Miller - Vocals (track: 5)

Cover photo by Ian Rummell


Stage Hands is multimedia artist/producer Brandon Locher and drummer/producer Gerald Mattis. On Feb. 10, 2015, Johnstown, PA music and art archive My Idea of Fun will release Stage Hands' self-titled debut LP in vinyl and digital formats.

Since 2006 Brandon Locher has quietly disseminated more than 60 releases under various monikers and in various mediums. Most recently, Locher was at the helm of the 20-person avant-orchestra The Meets and the group’s It Happens Outside LP. Also a visual and conceptual artist, Locher has recently debuted visual work with Ghostly International.

Stage Hands is the most recent iteration of Locher’s creative output, formed in 2013 with longtime friend Mattis. On the duo’s debut LP, Locher constructs his signature sonic and rhythmic collages, weaving elements of jazz, ambience, and IDM into his production, alongside Mattis’s sure-handed drumming, split between acoustic and electronic kits. Within its 26 minutes, the Stage Hands LP patiently burst and blooms from placid and meditative, to nervous and glitchy, to pulsing and malleable. Locher and Mattis create a self-contained cosmos ruled by their own theories, laws and forces, giving way to a polychromatic world with plenty of terrain to explore.

Upcoming live dates:
07/17/15 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Mr. Roboto Project
08/28/15 - Baltimore, MD @ The Crown

Past live dates:
05/26/15 - Johnstown, PA @ VOMA
05/23/15 - Johnstown, PA @ VOMA
05/02/15 - Bennington, VT @ Bennington College
04/28/15 - Lakewood, OH @ Mahall's
04/23/15 - Cloumbus, OH @ Double Happiness
04/22/15 - Lexington, KY @ Al's Bar
04/21/15 - Louisville, KY @ OPEN Gallery
04/20/15 - Black Mountain, NC @ Town Pump Tavern
04/19/15 - Black Mountain, NC @ Town Pump Tavern
04/18/15 - Knoxville, TN @ The Dojo
04/17/15 - Birmingham, AL @ The Spring Street Firehouse
04/16/15 - Chattanooga, TN @ JJ's Bohemia
04/15/15 - Athens, GA @ Go Bar
04/14/15 - Atlanta, GA @ WonderRoot
04/13/15 - Gainesville, FL @ A Space
04/12/15 - Tallahassee, FL @ Midtown Speakeasy
04/11/15 - Columbia, SC @ Conundrum
04/10/15 - Charleston, SC @ John M. Rivers Communications Museum
04/09/15 - Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor
04/08/15 - Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant Street
04/03/15 - Johnstown, PA @ VOMA
02/09/15 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Silent Barn
01/30/15 - Johnstown, PA @ VOMA
11/23/14 - New York, NY @ The Bowery Electric
11/22/14 - Ebensburg, PA @ The Cottage
11/20/14 - Stroudsburg, PA @ The Mothership
11/19/14 - Harrisburg, PA @ Tree House
11/18/14 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Howlers Coyote Cafe
11/16/14 - South Bend, IN @ The Birdsell Mansion
11/15/14 - Chicago, IL @ Young Camelot
11/14/14 - Louisville, KY @ Open Gallery
11/13/14 - Dayton, OH @ Omega Music
11/12/14 - Lexington, KY @ Al's Bar
11/11/14 - Cincinnati, OH @ Rake's End
11/09/14 - Asheville, NC @ Social Lounge and Tapas Bar
11/08/14 - Athens, GA @ Go Bar
11/07/14 - Columbia, SC @ Shredquarterz
11/06/14 - Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor
11/05/14 - Roanoke, VA @ The Bazaar
09/22/14 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Hard Rock Cafe
09/19/14 - Boswell, PA @ Laurel Highlands Lounge
09/06/14 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Howlers Coyote Cafe
08/03/14 - Louisville, KY @ Open Gallery
08/02/14 - Memphis, TN @ 3093 Spottswood
08/01/14 - Fort Worth, TX @ Shipping & Receiving
07/29/14 - Wichita, KS @ Kirby's Beer Store
07/28/14 - Columbia, MO @ Sparky's
07/27/14 - Columbia, MO @ Cafe Berlin
07/26/14 - Louisville, KY @ Open Gallery
06/06/14 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Shop
04/24/14 - Athens, OH @ The Smiling Skull
04/19/14 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Hambone's
04/12/14 - Indiana, PA @ The Indiana Theatre
03/20/14 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose

Press/Blog/Radio:
Nooga - Stage Hands and more at JJ's Bohemia April 16
Inyourspeakersmedia - Stage Hands - Regardless (Live)
The Daily Athenaeum - Playing tonight at 123: Stage Hands & The Furr
New Noise Magazine - Album Review: Stage Hands - "Stage Hands"
abstract science - RADIO SHOW [AS895]
Firetower Dispatch - NOW PLAYING: Stage Hands ~ Stage Hands
abstract science - RADIO SHOW [AS0894] (featuring Stage Hands)
Kick Kick Snare - New Artist: Stage Hands (ft. Matt Miller)
The Answer Is In The Beat - Stage Hands: s/t (My Idea of Fun, 2015)
WVAU - Stage Hands, "Stage Hands" (My Idea of Fun)
WPTSradio - Stage Hands - Stage Hands
Sound in the Static - Review and Interview: Stage Hands - "Stage Hands"
Nerve - A Self Contained Cosmos: An Interview with Musician Brandon Locher
Impose Magazine - Week in Pop (featuring Stage Hands)
Cyclic Defrost: Stage Hands - Stage Hands (My Idea of Fun)
Pittsburgh City Paper - New Releases: Stage Hands
Tome to the Weather Machine - Stage Hands
i am not a musician - Stage Hands
Inyourspeakersmedia - Stream Stage Hands' forthcoming LP
Dialogue Incorporated - Shuffle | Stage Hands
Cast the Dice - Stage Hands share new single Ď#unabomberí feat. The One and Only Matt Miller
Nooga - Notes from Left of the Dial (featuring "#unabomber" by Stage Hands)
Our Town Amped - Johnstown, PA - Stage Hands
Stadiums & Shrines - S&S Radio - E22 (feat. Stage Hands)
Cast the Dice - Mixtape #59 by Brandon Locher of Stage Hands
Inyourspeakersmedia - Stage Hands - #unabomber (feat. The One and Only Matt Miller)
Pittsburgh City Paper - MP3 Monday: Stage Hands
The Music Ninja - Stage Hands - "#unabomber" (feat. The One and Only Matt Miller)
Free Form Freakout - FFFoxy Podcast #52 (featuring Stage Hands)
a closer listen - Stage Hands ~ S/T
Audio Femme - Album Review: Stage Hands "Stage Hands"
International Tapes - Brandon Locher Mix for International Tapes
Altsounds.com - Stage Hands - "The Populating of Empty Space"
Tome to the Weather Machine - Videodrone: Stage Hands - "The Populating of Empty Space"
Vice - Motherboard - If You Gave LSD to a Computer, It Would Look Like This Music Video
The Vinyl District - TVDís Press Play (feat. Stage Hands - "The Populating of Empty Space")
Decoder - Week In Review #48
Cast the Dice - Stage Hands set to release debut album in February, share video for first single
Clubbing Spain - El debut de Stage Hands
Live Eye TV - Watch: Stage Hands "The Populating of Empty Space"
Impose Magazine - Stage Hands announce debut LP + video for "The Populating of Empty Space"

Never Vervous - INTERVIEW: Stage Hands' Brandon Locher
hartzine - RE (FLOW) 13 featuring "The Populating Of Empty Space" by Stage Hands
Inyourspeakersmedia - Stage Hands premiere track, 'The Populating Of Empty Space'
Impose Magazine - Stage Hands, "The Populating Of Empty Space"
Crack In The Road - Stage Hands - "The Populating Of Empty Space"
Pittsburgh City Paper - MP3 Monday: Stage Hands
Tiny Mix Tapes - Stage Hands - "Adaptive Lines"
Nooga - Listen Up: Stage Hands share new single, "Adaptive Lines"
Decoder Magazine - Stage Hands - "Adaptive Lines"
Cast The Dice - Listen to Stage Hands’s debut track ‘Regardless’
Nooga - Notes from Left of the Dail: Stage Hands and more
Impose Magazine - Stage Hands, "Regardless"

Contact:
Booking: brandon at myideaoffun.org
Press: nick at terrorbird.com
Radio: john at terrorbird.com