We’re proud to announce our new release: Matt Jencik « Weird Times », debut LP. Dark, dreamy, ambient music hailing from Chicago, IL. 300 copies on black vinyl and download out on Friday!

Stream the whole album below and pre order your copy here.

More info here.

Today is a great day: Tomaga’s new album « The Shape Of The Dance » is coming out!

We can confidently say that London duo Tomaga is one of our very favourite experimental bands and their new album – their third release with us – is truly special. Please be curious and listen to the full album via The Wire (UK) or Libération (FR). Also you can ready an interview with the band on The Quietus.

Get your copy from our online shop or via your favorite record dealer.

PREMIERE – You can stream Tomaga’s new track « Tuscan Metalwork » and read more about it on Exclaim! Tomaga’s new album « The Shape Of The Dance » (LP/CD/DL) is out on 19th September (LP/CD/DL).

Experience « Tuscan Metalwork » now!

Order your copy here.

We’re absolutely thrilled to announced that Tomaga are to release a new album called « The Shape Of The Dance » on 19th September. The Quietus just premiered the first amazing single « A Perspective With No End ». Stream it here and share it!

The album will be available on CD/LP/DL. Preorder it now here.

We’re very proud to share Brian Case’s new video for the track « 7D » and to announce a european tour -supporting SUUNS in Oct/Nov. All dates below. Video by Max Rossner.

23 Oct – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
24 Oct – Stereo, Glasgow
25 Oct – Rich Mix, London
30 Oct – Luxor, Cologne
01 Nov – Lokomotiv, Bologna
02 Nov – Biko, Milano
03 Nov – Brise Glace, Annecy
04 Nov – Belle Electrique, Grenoble
05 Nov – Maison Des Etudiants, Poitiers
07 Nov – Metronum, Toulouse
08 Nov – Rockstore, Montpellier
09 Nov – Sudpol, Luzern
10 Nov – Le Bourg, Lausanne*
11 Nov – Le Port Franc, Sion
13 Nov – Le Guess Who?, Utrecht

*solo show – without SUUNS

Hands In The Dark has always been about reinvention and new ideas. We never put the same album out twice, we follow our instincts and our desires, we shake up our listeners’ expectations with our releases and we take you out of your comfort zones. Until now, many of you have followed us on our wild and winding path, and for that we are very grateful.

Today is the official release of Brian Case’s first solo album – a musician who is at the forefront of the Chicago scene and leader of the group Disappears, a real gem of minimalist electronic music. As is the case with so many of our favourite records, it is difficult to pick out a single hit track. Made up of short musical vignettes that make sense as a whole, Tense Nature is one of those records that might seem run-of-the-mill when you first listen to it, but which becomes more and more addictive each time you hear it.

We can already tell you that the next three HITD projects, planned for release before the end of the year, won’t leave you indifferent! We can’t wait to tell you more… But in the meantime, be curious, listen to / buy this record and keep on supporting independent artists and labels!

Now you can stream Brian Case’s Tense Nature LP in its entirety via The Drone!

« Tense Nature de Brian Case est une splendeur monolithique faite d’argile et de ruines…Sur Tense Nature, l’homme pose des amorces de problèmes et choisit de ne jamais vraiment les résoudre, ce qui donne à l’arrivée un disque aux allures de pâte à modeler aqueuse dans laquelle on a irrémédiablement envie de tailler, de manipuler, de se saisir. Série d’esquisses jamais complétées, toujours en mouvement, c’est le genre de disque qui semble se faire en même temps qu’il s’écoute, et qui pourrait passer pour un pensum laborieux et peu ragoûtant si ses propositions multiples n’étaient pas toutes absolument passionnantes…c’est tout une typologie du délitement et du recommencement qui s’offre à nous, et qui nous donne envie de revenir continuellement vers ce bijou d’abîmes et de débris. «  – More words here.

Stream a new track from Brian Case upcoming solo album « Tense Nature » below!

More words on Hartzine.

We’re extremely excited to announce our next record, Brian Case « Tense Nature » solo album coming out on 27th June 2016.
Pre-orders are now open in our store.

Listen to the first single « Pattern 1 » on Decoder Magazine.

More details here.

Housewives on tour!
29 Apr – Bristol (UK), Old Malt House w/Gnod
04 May – Chabeuil (FR), Rencontres Entre Les Mondes
05 May – Lyon (FR), Nuits sonores / Le Sonic
06 May – Dudigen (CH), Bad Bonn
07 May – Gent (BE), Charlatan
13 May – Commana (FR), Le Lac
14 May – Nantes (FR), Wine Nat Wine Heat / Maison de Quartier de Doulon
28 May – Paris (FR), Villette Sonique
29 May – London (UK), Raw Power Festival
14 Jun – Bristol (UK), Trinity w/ Parquet Courts
15 Jun – Liverpool (UK), Invisible Wind Factory w/ Parquet Courts
16 Jun – Edinburgh (UK), La Belle Angele w/ Parquet Courts
17 Jun – Leeds (UK), Irish Centre w/ Parquet Courts
18 Jun – Manchester (UK), Gorilla w/ Parquet Courts
24 Aug – London (UK), Café Oto w/ Massicot

OUT TODAY – The Oscillation’s Monographic new album is out today (LP/CD/DL).
Stream the whole thing on Hartzine & Tiny Mixtapes!

PREMIERE – Stream The Oscillation’s new single « Lonely People » below! Premiere on The Drone.
New album « Monographic » is out on 11th March (LP/CD/DL).

More details here / Pre-orders here.


We’re stoked to announce our new release, The Oscillation « Monographic » (LP/CD/DL) coming out on 11th March 2016. Pre-orders are now open in our store.

Listen to the first single « Truth In Reverse » on Clash Magazine.

More details here.

Housewives LPs have finally arrived! The record looks and sounds awesome! You can now listen to the full album at The Drone.
All orders will be dispatched next week. Once again, sorry for the delay.

If Tomaga‘s Futura Grotesk is the wakeful thought form, Familiar Obstacles is the unconscious interzone, evoking numerous musical hinterlands; fusing studio experiment, field recording, and tonal spectrum into something that by turns resembles musique concrete, imaginary soundtrack and library music.

Now you can stream Tomaga‘s new record in its entirety on Hartzine, The Attic.

Order your copy here.

Due to considerable issues with our suppliers, we will unfortunately not be in a position to meet our delivery deadlines for the Housewives album, which was initially planned for 27th October. We have been working extremely hard over the past few days and weeks to get this brilliant record produced as soon as possible. However it is a point of honour and utmost importance to us that each of our releases is delivered to the highest possible standard which both its artists and listeners merit, both from an aesthetic viewpoint and in terms of sound reproduction and quality. We regret that we are not satisfied that this has been the case in this instance. Therefore we are working with new suppliers and a new release date will be announced as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can still listen to the first single from the album, Docile Body, and pre-order the album here. Sincere thanks for your patience and understanding! HITD x

Bitchin Bajas euro tour starts tomorrow! See all dates below and be sure to catch them live!

14 – San Sebastian, Spain @ daba daba
15 – Bordeaux, France @ heretic club
16 – Rennes, France @ le marquis de sade
17 – Brest, France @ atlantique jazz festival
20 – Paris, France @ espace b
21 – Hastings, UK @ beacon club
22 – Brighton, UK @ brighton electric
23 – Leeds, UK @ wharf chambers
24 – Glasgow, Scotland @ flying duck
26 – London, UK @ cafe oto
27 – Ghent, Belgium @ gouvernment
28 – Antwerp, Belgium @ het bos
29 – Cologne, Germany @ gold + beton
30 – Saarbruken, Germany @ fasenarie
31 – Strasbourg, France @ diamant d’or

2 – Dijon, France @ la becane a jules
3 – Lyon, France @ grrrnd zero
4 – Mirabel et Blacons, France @ temple
5 – Marseille, France @ les demoiselles du cinq
6 – Avignon, France @ L’AJMI
8 – Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain @ Sala Baratza
9 – Oviedo, Spain @ lata de zinc
10 – A Coruna, Spain @ the black wood
11 – Santiago de Compostela, Spain @
12 – Porto, Portugal @ circulo catolico e parario do porto
13 – Lisbon, Portugal @ zdb
15 – Madrid, Spain @ rock palace
16 – Valencia, Spain @ morgan james peckosh jamboree

Listen to a new excerpt from Tomaga‘s new record Familiar Obstacles! Out on 27th October.

More words on New Noise. Get your copy here.

We’re really excited to present the upcoming releases on Hands In The Dark:

HITD 026 – Tomaga Familiar Obstacles
LP – 600 copies
Co-release with Blank Editions & Negative Days
Release date: 27th October
Artwork by Ross Adams
More info soon

HITD 027 – Housewives Work
LP – 600 copies
Co-release with Blank Editions & Negative Days
Release date: 27th October
Artwork by Joseph Rafferty
More info soon

You can already pre-orders those new releases here.

Bitchin BajasTransporteur tour starts tomorrow!

May 9 – Indianapolis, IN @ Big Car Arts
May 10 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
May 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Aux Performance Space
May 13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn
May 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo Gallery
May 15 – New York, NY @ Baby Castles
May 17 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Nightlight
May 18 – Asheville, NC @ Mothlight
May 19 – Atlanta, GA @ Eyedrum
May 20 – Nashville, TN @ the Basement
May 21 – Louisville, KY @ RYE
May 23 – Bloomington, IN @ the Blockhouse
May 24 – Chicago, IL @ Beach House Gallery

With this new album Cankun’s work is mutating into a more mature and to the point loop based, psyche-dub, lo-fi music, that is flirting at times with prog, post rock and ambient electro. It will take quite some time to digest the complexity of this album but we are already looking forward to listen to Caylet’s next move. Now stream Cankun‘s Only The Sun Is Full Of Gold in its entirety below!

More words on New NoiseMowno & Ad Hoc.

You probably know Demian Castellanos as the man behind the London psyche rock outfit The Oscillation. Today Hands In The Dark and their UK best partner in crime Cardinal Fuzz are teaming-up to release The Kyvu Tapes Vol.I (1990-1998) which is the fruit of his 90’s decade-long, obsession for the infinite possibilities offered by the electric guitar, playing it with forks, knives, bits of paper, volume control, and making the most of the effects pedals he had.

The Kyvu Tapes Vol.I (1990-1998) is available to stream in full over at The Drone. Order it here.

Want to dance? Hear a new amazing track from the upcoming Cankun album over on Impose Magazine now!

…and grab your LP here.

Bitchin Bajas new track & interview on Noisey Vice.
Transporteur 12″EP/CS is out on May 4th. Get your copy now.

You can now listen to a stunning track from Demian Castellanos‘ archival LP The Kyvu Tapes Vol.I (1990-1998) below !!
More words on Hartzine and Tiny Mix Tapes. Get your copy HERE.

Tiny Mix Tapes (US), Hartzine (FR) and Subbacultcha! (BE) just revealed Cankun‘s first single Moyit, from the upcoming album Only The Sun is Full Of Gold, out on 4th May on Hands In The Dark (LP) and Not Not Fun (CS).

Pre-order your copy HERE.