ALO Share Single + Video “Growing Your Hands Back”
Today, California rock band ALO share their highly anticipated, spirited ninth studio album Silver Saturdays out everywhere now, including a limited run of clear 180g vinyl, via Brushfire Records.
Alongside the full project, the band shares the latest single and video, “Growing Your Hands Back” out everywhere now. Next week, ALO will hit the road on the Tour d’Amour XVI around the Western U.S. with support from Rainbow Girls on several dates, and other dates featuring Hot Buttered Rum, ORGŌNE, Ron Artis II and The Moore Brothers. Tickets are on sale now.
Silver Saturdays, the band’s bright ninth full-length album out now, celebrates an ongoing journey that began in Saratoga, California in the late eighties when Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz (guitar/vocals), Zach Gill (keyboards/vocals) and Steve Adams (bass/vocals) met in grade school. It stands out as the first full-length studio release featuring drummer/vocalist Ezra Lipp—a fixture in the Northern California creative scene where he cut his teeth with the likes of Phil Lesh, Sean Hayes and countless others. Meanwhile, the title nods to the band’s recent penchant for silver attire at their Saturday shows, which became a costume theme amongst their fan base and an acknowledgment of their silver “25th” anniversary.
Today, the band shares “Growing Your Hands Back”, a unifying moment that captures the warm feeling of seeing old friends again after a long time apart. Gill explains, “’Growing Your Hands Back’ is about losing your wherewithal and through a process of revelation and self-discovery, growing it back. The lyrics were partially inspired by an old folktale called The Handless Maiden.” Gill continues, “For me, the ‘hands’ in this song are being used for clapping and playing musical instruments, for sharing drinks and giving hugs and high-fives to old friends, after a long time apart. It’s a song of finding your way back to the primordial campfire of joy and group revelry, after a long, hard time away.”
Alongside the track, the band shares its accompanying video directed by the bassist of Fruition, Jeff Leonard. Leonard enjoyed creating the video and found ways to incorporate lyrical meanings throughout without being too on the nose. Leonard says, “When making found footage videos, I’ve come to see the importance of not only finding clips that match the feel of the music, but also add another level of context to the lyrics, without being too literal.” On his favorite shot, he adds, “I especially loved using the clip of musicians gathered around a piano for the line “gathering ‘round a fire,” –the piano being a sort of hearth.”
ALO Live on Tour
Mar. 10 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Casino*
Mar. 11 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Casino**
Mar. 12 – Grass Valley, CA – Center For The Arts***
Mar. 15 – Carmel, CA – Folktake Winery #
Mar. 16 – Santa Barbara, CA – Soho #
Mar. 17 – Venice, CA – Venice West #
Mar. 18 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up #
Mar. 25 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore ##
Mar. 31 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir #
Apr. 01- Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge #
* w/ Hot Buttered Rum
** w/ Orgone
*** w/ The Moore Brothers
# w/ Rainbow Girls
## w/ Ron Artis II