Hand Tame EP

by Ask For Joy

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Agent K(ahunasan) This release features more drawn out songs that showcase shimmering keyboards and guitars. Overall A more subdued daydream experience in my opinion.
"Dragonflies" is clearly the highlight here.
"Summer Getaway" reminds of OMD....a little bit & Petty cover "Learning to Fly" is given the majestic treatment it deserves.
Vocally this is the best release in Ask For Joy's BC output. Favorite track: Dragonflies.
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From the first line of opening track 'Summer Getaway (I Got The Beach)'--I need a summer getaway--to the last line of EP closer 'Dragonflies'--Maybe I could fly away--Hand Tame's overarching theme is a longing to escape: the desire to leave the everyday behind and pursue the places, the loves, and the life of one's dreams, and the danger we encounter along the way.

Lovingly mastered by Darren Emanuel (Drowner), Hand Tame's four tracks layer fat analog keyboards and crunchy, reverberated guitars over tight drum machines, sweet harmonies and spacey sparkles, giving the EP a daydreamy, viscous and otherworldly feel that evokes the call to escape.


released August 31, 2012



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Ask For Joy Austin, Texas

Aaron Rossetto is the songwriter, performer and producer behind Austin, Texas' Ask For Joy, whose layers of shimmering guitars, angelic vocals and expansive harmonies awash in reverb recall the fuzzy shoegaze of Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine, the Phil Spector songs of Jesus and Mary Chain, and the poppy, harmonic sensibilities of the Beach Boys. ... more

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