Where: Los Angeles, California
Why You Need to Listen: Indie rockers are not generally known for their dance skills, but with the surge of dance-rock acts like Delorean, Robyn and Tanlines, audience members are losing their cool and making moves on the dance floor. Out in LA, Hands is bringing their own beats to the dance party. The band blends thumping bass, esoteric guitar riffs, frenetic drumming and soaring, looping vocals to get staid indie rockers moving. Their EP, Massive Context, is available on iTunes.
For Fans of: Phoenix, Passion Pit
Essential Track: “Forced Fascination”