Give Me Rest is the latest release from the North Dakota trio of musicians known as Hands. As a fan of their debut, I was anticipating this album for a while and happily I was not disappointed. The first song, “I Will” quickly sets things in motion with its hypnotic drum beat and unbelievably emotional vocals courtesy of Shane Ochsner.

This album is extremely visceral; it is raw, honest and gut wrenching, but above all it’s unbelievably powerful. The songs range the gamut from heavy punk-influenced indie rock to more ballad type tunes that you can not only hear, but you can feel as well; they drip passion and bleed emotion both musically and lyrically. I think this disc is a huge step forward for the band, one that should hopefully garner them the attention they truly deserve. Don’t miss this one; it really is that good!

Track Listing:

01. I Will
02. Water
03. Cube
04. Cube The Helix
05. Here I Am
06. Jovian
07. Northern Lights
08. 2005
09. Restart
10. Give Me Rest

Run Time: 53:48
Release Date: July 5, 2011

Check out the song: “The Helix”