Steady Hands take a victory lap with retrospective Rude Boys of Bar Rock LP, new single

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Steady Hands' Sean Huber | photo by Emily Dubin | courtesy of the artist
Steady Hands’ Sean Huber | photo by Emily Dubin | courtesy of the artist

The members of Modern Baseball are in a lot of different bands, so those trying to keep track of it all have their work cut out for them. Within the last year, we’ve seen releases from Vicky Speedboat, Broken Beak, Slaughter Beach, Dog, and Modern Baseball itself, and now, Sean Huber’s Steady Hands is primed and ready to join that list. The Philadelphia septet has just announced Rude Boys Of Bar Rock, a retrospective double LP featuring material culled from the band’s first four EPs, including a newly re-imagined version of its first, Not Many Of Us Left. To celebrate, they’ve set up a slew of release shows and premiered a brand new song as a cherry on top of it all.

“Under the Rug” is a feel-good folk rocker that fittingly turns an eye to the past. With its melodic leads, Huber’s touching lyrics, and Richard Straub’s cathartic, pounding drums, it’s a perfect distillation of everything Steady Hands has come to be since the project began four years ago. Rude Boys may be a look back, but there’s plenty to be excited about in the here and now. Stream “Under The Rug” now over at American Songwriter.

You can catch Steady Hands live in Philly when they play Ortileb’s on December 4th with label mates Thin Lips, Cold Climb It, and The Lame-O’s. Rude Boys of Bar Rock is out the following Friday, December 9th via Lame-O Records.

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