MI2N
Music Industry News Network
TUESDAY, JULY 28TH
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
Subscribe to Mi2N's Free Newsletters B2N (business) i2N (indie)
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Music Releases (more headlines) 05-17-2013

Spirit Rockers The Powerful Hand Release Self-titled EP

Bookmark and Share
Email: smccauley@mondotunes.com
Website: http://www.mondotunes.com
The spiritually minded rock titans from Missouri known as The Powerful Hand have released their capital new self-titled EP, “The Powerful Hand.” The record is comprised of five original tracks for a total playing time of 42 minutes, which technically qualifies their debut release as a full-length album, but it has been categorized as an extended play record as it contains a small number of individual songs. This shockingly powerful little collection is as appropriately titled as the band are, themselves, being a sonic representation of Judao-Christianity that thrills the soul of the heathen and the heavenly alike, its chords and phrases so evocative that the listener will feel chills, regardless of his or her theosophical viewpoint.

“The Powerful Hand” is a thing of much beauty. It has folk-rock guitars, electric guitars, cellos, banjos, loads of sonorous and raw vocals, and more. Its earnestness is enough to kindle warmth in the hardest heart. Their nearly twenty-minute closing anthem, “The Resurrection,” begins with a refrain that easily draws tears of awe as the lyrics are sung: “God so loved, so loved, so loved the world...” The entire record is like this. It floats. It soars. It is a triumphant representation of an omnipresent, omniscient and infinitely loving God that makes the great and pretentious cathedrals of Europe look shamefully self-interested by comparison.

In short, the album legitimately sounds divinely inspired.

The Powerful Hand list as main artistic influences some surprising artists, including some early emotional hardcore bands. In their own order, they list Earth, Mogwai, The Brilliance, Johnny Cash, and Jimmy Eat World (who also originated from the underground Christian music scene, but in Southern California). To this list, one could add The Meat Puppets and Pavement as their musical brethren, though The Powerful Hand tends to keep more mellow than even these.

Concerning the themes of their new record, TPH writes with introspection and obvious brilliance, “We’re ascetically-minded, but philosophically and theologically diverse, representing streams of faith from Eastern Orthodox, to Anglican, to Pentecostal, with a generous mix of weathered fervor and uncertainty between us. In one sense, our music exists as an exploration of unity in diversity and vicissitude.”

This mouthful boils down to something far more accessible to the casual music fan, however.

They conclude that, “Really, we’re just buddies who find time to make music between the hilarious ebb and flow of life and family.”

The gorgeousness of “The Powerful Hand” by The Powerful Hand is available online worldwide beginning spring of 2013.

-S. McCauley
Staff Press Release Writer
MondoTunes

The EP “The Powerful Hand” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

eMail -

MonarchRCRDS@gmail.com

website -

http://thepowerfulhand.bandcamp.com/

Twitter:

MonarchRCRDS

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

IES Rock Honors Set To Induct Icons Lemmy & Motorhead, Slash, The Ramones & The Runaways

Gypsy Funk, Twenty-Seven Songs And A Bucket

Mirage Box Release Follow Up Single Last Beautiful Woman

825 Records Releases Kerchief's Debut Album "Machines And Animals"

I E S 1 5 - The Indie Entertainment Summit For 2015 Is All Set For August 5-8 In L.A.


SplashFlood Launches New Talent-Based App To Help Artists Promote Their Music

Number 1 ITunes World Artist Breaks The New Age Barrier

Liza Fox Reveals Bipolar Disorder In "I Am Not I" Music Video



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» RMLC Voluntarily Withdraws Its Antitrust Lawsuit Against SESAC
» The Future Of Music Is The Experience
» Blachawk Records Signs Pop Artist Ravoshia
» Rap Duo Conceptz Two In A Row On Billboard Charts
» New York’s Radiotheatre Comes To Seattle’s Puget Sound FM
» Peggy Still Johnson, Brian Hudson And Steve Sidman Named Advisors Of Georgia Music Partners
» Universal Music Publishing Group Announces Major New Features In Royalty Window Online Account Portal
» City Parks Foundation Presents Summerstage 30th Anniversary Season
» AMSS 'JAYMEL' BRINGS SUMMER VIBES TO INDIA'S MORIOR INVICTUS
» Mocean Worker, Ursula 1000 Sign With Superior Music Publishing


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» New Island Entertainment Presents A F8ckin Birthday Extravaganza At Santos Party House
» MusicDish*China Booking (Snow Mountain), DDC, NAMM Musikmesse Russia And NMS
» 365 Days From Dusk Till Dawn: DDC 1 Year Anniversary Program
» The Challenges Of Learning How To Play Drums
» Blue Note Entertainment Group Further Expands East With New Venue In Beijing
» From North Korea To NYC - Shanghai DJ B.O Spins Libation & Leftfield
» Bay Area Chinese Music Association Presents Second Hand Rose West Coast Show
» Cooking Vinyl's Martin Goldschmidt Calls For Direct Tax Breaks For Music
» Strong Opportunities For International Tech Manufacturers Among Chinese Consumers
» New Island Entertainment Presents Second Hand Rose @ New York's Santos Party House
» MusicDish*China Tours, Signing, NYCxDesign And Planetrox
» Award-Nominated DJ Soulier Performs At Beijing's Award-Winning DDC

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2015 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.