MAN HANDS: Self-titled: CD

First off, a new name might be in order—a cursory web search pulled up three bands going by “Man Hands,” none of which were the band under discussion here. This Man Hands, hailing from Arizona, is blissfully schizophrenic: the opener, “I Can’t Sleep,” is a nice bit of anthemic punk rock built on a fairly atypical chord progression, but from there things bounce back and forth between that and dissonant skronk punk, both harkening back to the ‘80s without reeking of nostalgia. Great stuff all ‘round.

 –jimmy (Man Hands)