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Video Premiere: The Shaky Hands – “Already Gone”

Video Premiere: The Shaky Hands – “Already Gone” (photo)

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Following a tour with The Meat Puppets last winter, Portland’s The Shaky Hands, took a break when Nicholas Delffs (Vocals/Guitar) split for India. He “sang in the temples” and soaked in the country and it’s music for a month and a half, but you won’t hear any direct musical influence on the album it helped shape – they didn’t go Bhangra. Delffs’ Darjeeling Express affected him in subtler ways, perhaps it filters through in the lyrics, many of which were penned there. The India trip ended in a day-long flight back to the States and then a 37-hour drive to SXSW. Delffs must have been hilariously off kilter, but then 6th Street in Austin is too.

(The Shaky Hands. Photo by Miranda Lehman)

After the festival, the band hit the road with The Thermals and they fleshed out the songs live each night of the tour. Then the foursome went to Jackpot! Studios were they spent ten days recording eleven tracks with producer Jay Pellicci (Deerhoof, Erase Errata). We’ve got this exclusive video for one of those tracks, called “Already Gone,” right here:

Was that a felt octopus? Clyde Petersen, a Seattle filmmaker and hand-made animator directed the vid. I think that was a felt octopus. The album, Let It Die, is out today on Kill Rock Stars! Get it here.

And hey, download “Allison and the Ancient Eyes,” by The Shaky Hands.

Tour Dates:
10/08/09 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
10/09/09 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
10/10/09 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
10/12/09 – Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
10/13/09 – Iowa City, IA @ The Picador
10/14/09 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
10/15/09 – Columbia, MO @ MOJO
10/16/09 – Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club
10/17/09 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
10/18/09 – Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room
10/19/09 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
10/20/09 – New London, CT @ The Oasis
10/21/09 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
10/22/09 – New York, NY @ Cake Shop (After the Jump CMJ Showcase)
10/24/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
10/25/09 – Washington, DC @ DC9
10/26/09 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
10/27/09 – Charlottsville, VA @ Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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GIFs via Giphy, Photos via The Everett Collection

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