In 1993, Simple Machine record label (out of Washington, DC) started a "Working Holiday" monthly record club that featured bands which included Scrawl, Lungfish, Lois, Jawbox and Superchunk. Hammer No More The Fingers would have fit perfectly alongside this collection of 90's indie-rock bands as the band plays high-energy "college rock" which is tempered by a dark edge beneath the catchy hooks.
Hammer No More The Fingers wrote their second LP, Black Shark, while playing over two hundred dates over the past two years in support of their debut full-length, Looking For Bruce. Again working with acclaimed producer J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines) Hammer effortlessly mixes precise instrumental sparring with buoyant choruses and beautiful harmonies, rendering a more mature work that still retains the youthful quirks and charm that they’ve had since they were youngsters playing in the soil. Bryan Reed of the Columbia Free Times says Black Shark “boasts a smoother, more spacious and more arena-ready sound than its predecessors. It’s loaded with whip-smart hooks, the best melodic phrasings the band has yet put to tape.”
Hammer No More The Fingers are playing 285 Kent (right beside Glasslands) on Saturday, April 9th along with Spanish Prisoners, Red Wire Black Wire and Deleted Scenes. Tickets are $7 and the show is all ages.
On Sunday night (April 10th), Hammer No More the Fingers are playing Pianos along with Deleted Scenes and Manner. Manner kicks off the show at 9PM and tickets are $8.00.
Hammer No More The Fingers