Phantasmagoria, the latest single release from Greasy Hands, takes you on a whimsical adventure of dreamy proportions. The song and video showcases the Baltimore-based band’s versatility while highlighting their uncanny ability to create dynamic compositions full of emotion and candor. Phantasmagoria literally means “a sequence of real or imaginary images like those seen in a dream,” and the concept behind the video ties directly to its definition, as we watch our lone character drift into a dream world where there is much to behold and little to be understood.
But was she dreaming?
Directed by Mike Jon and produced by Greasy Hands, Phantasmagoria is the latest single/visual coming out of Greasy Hands Land and the fourth selection from the bands much anticipated first full length album, set to be to be released on June 23, 2018. Follow the frictionless path to your salvation and get Greasy with the band that will play the soundtrack to your next adventure.
About the ALBUM
Greasy Hands’ long-awaited self-titled debut album is a recording that could have only been made after nearly a decade of honing an eclectic but cohesive sound that feels equally at home in singer-songwriter territory and laying down some serious funk. In other words, it was well worth the wait.
The eponymous 12-track album was recorded at Mobtown Studios in Baltimore and Israel Nash’s Plum Creek Sound in Austin with engineers Mat Leffler-Shulman (Future Islands) and Matt Gerhard (Spoon) and mixed in collaboration with Evan Daniel Kornblum (Pocket Bells) at Stages Music Arts. Mastering work was masterfully executed by Alex Saltz (Vampire Weekend) of APS Mastering.
The record is a triumphant showcase of the group’s musicality with tracks ranging from heart wrenching ballad to fantastical progressive composition. While the band often uses live shows to flex it’s improvisatory muscles, the Greasy Hands collective is equally at home in the studio and uses the medium to expand the sonic possibilities of its texturally robust song list.
About the band
Greasy Hands, based out of Baltimore MD, creates psychedelic prog-rock music for the soul. From soulful soliloquies to complex compositions, the group benefits from a multitalented collective of songwriting musicians who enjoy taking listeners on a funky roller coaster ride through intergalactic dimensions of space and time.
At the core of the band, formed in late 2011, is Aaron Walker on piano and keyboards, Andrew Schuster on drums and guitar and Coleman Anderson on bass and guitar, all sharing vocal duties. And while the band has experienced a handful of lineup changes, what may have caused tumult in lesser bands Greasy Hands turned into opportunities to collaborate live and in the studio with an all-star cast of Baltimore musicians.
The Grease has been spread far and wide over the years - flowing up and down the East Coast from New York City to Birmingham Alabama and has seeped west through the foothills of Appalachia from Asheville to Austin. Throughout their travels, Greasy Hands has been fortunate to build friendships and share the stage with incredible acts including Easy Star All-Stars, Cris Jacobs Band, Yellow Dubmarine, Big Something, Super City, Swift Technique, Deaf Scene, The Visions, Litz, Daikaiju, Dale and the ZDubs, Let The Monkey Go, Squaring The Circle, Letitia VanSant, Moogatu, and many more.
Recently joined full time by seasoned guitarist Ari Lesser (Puremotion, Grant’s Tomb, Matt Krenz & The Divine) the band is poised to showcase their ever-innovating sound to audiences far and wide and will be touring in support of their first full length record throughout the second half 2018.