Photo by Jamie Goodridge

Last week Tall Hands played our Movable Hype show, since then we've seen them one more time. Yes, twice in one week, they are that fun! Mix a little bit of an up-tempo Velvet Underground sound with some Maker's Mark, add ice and shake nicely - and you'll get something that resembles this bands live show. A sound that amidst all the live energy, comes out crystal clear through the chaos. Rhyming, sleigh bells and self-dubbed as "Boat Rock"...we highly suggest checking these guys out.

Watch their video for Three Full Virginias, here. And check them out at one of their upcoming shows in December: Southpaw on 12/3, the Friction party at Sin-e on 12/13, Mercury Lounge on 12/22.

Listen: Fifteen on Ice.mp3

Let's get this out of the way, where did your band name originate?
Justin: We were given a deadline to change our band name for a compilation that we were going to be on. Anyone who has ever had to name or rename a band knows it's a terrible experience. We were racking our brains for days and one of the last nights we had I fell asleep with my computer on my lap. That night I dreamed of a bunch of midgets in a really large dark tunnel chanting, "Tall Hands, Tall Hands," in strange voices.

What is your first conscious memory of living in New York?
Justin: I was about four years old, and there was a fair going on around the block from my house called "the Bizarre." I wanted to go, but my father wouldn't take me, so I peed on his bed, his shoes, and his closet.

What is your favorite place to drink in NYC, and what's the best night to go out?
Jordan: Iggy's in L.E.S., Turkey's Nest in Brooklyn, whatever night we're going out.

Now its time for some fill-in-the-blank action

"You know you've made it when…"
Justin: you have enough money to hook up the whole crew.

"It'll be time to pack up the gear for good when…"
Jordan: only after we befriend the Gallaghers.

"I'll never forget the first time I…"
Both: shoplifted

"I'll never forget the first time [insert another band member's name here]…"
Jordan: [Tim] tried to shoplift with us and got busted with a bottle of Joop at TJ Maxx.

Let's have some fun with word association. Give me your immediate feelings on the following (if you've got no discernable feelings, make something up that won't embarrass you in the morning)


The Beatles

had sucked for years now, everyone get over it

making a comeback

likes Kanye West, gives the best Jet reviews

totally fuzzy

all day

A few quickies on the music tip

What was the most played song on your iPod (or an equivalent music playing device) in the past week

"fat children" - Jarvis Cocker (Jordan)
"E.D.G.A.R." - Emperor Penguin (Justin)

Who would be in your ultimate music supergroup, your all-star Olympic team of rock?
(soccer- dutch formation)
Goalkeeper: Billy Ficca (alternate: Ringo)
Sweeper: Paul Simonon
Stopper: Malcolm Mclaren
Right Back: Sid Vicious
Left Back: John Cale
Left Mid: Phil Lynott
Right Mid: Stephen Malkmus
Center Mid: David Bowie
Striker: Iggy Pop
Right Wing: Keith Richards
Left Wing: Mick Ronson

If you released a 7" what would you put on the cover?
our favorite drinks

What was the first/last album you bought on the day it was released?

"ok computer" - Jordan
"new adventures in hi-fi" Justin
"drums not dead- Liars" - Jordan
"writer's block - Peter, Bjorn, and John" - Justin

If Josh Schwartz, creator of the OC , asked your band to perform on his tv show (as Modest Mouse, the Killers Tom Vek and the Walkmen have) would you?
yes, you make money, right?

And finally...What came first, the music or the misery?
the misery, which is now perpetuated by the music