The Hidden Hand is the second EP from YEAR FUTURE, the California quartet made up of former members of THE VSS, DEAD AND GONE, THE PATTERN, TALK IS POISON, ANGEL HAIR, and the FUCKING ANGELS. YEAR FUTURE'S self-titled debut 12"/CD, released in late 2003, has received widespread press acclaim in Spin, Alternative Press, Kerrang!, Slug & Lettuce, Vice and many others. The Hidden Hand is the politically-minded segue between that first recording and the full-length debut, currently planned for late winter '04 '05, and as yet untitled. The Hidden Hand includes 3 new tracks: "Nature Unveiled" (a commentary on prescription-drug dependency and the relative economics, not to mention a blatant CURRENT 93 reference poking fun at the band's so-called "goth" tendencies); "Police Yourself" (navigating middle-America's preoccupation with itself and its status-quo ignorance of the rest of the world); and the title track (a scathing summary of postmodern reality in an age when capitalism and media are replacing humanity and intellect at an accelerating pace). Convention-goers might have caught them at SXSW during their March 2004 tour of the western U.S. with labelmates KILL ME TOMORROW. More recently, feature-length interviews have appeared in Skyscraper and Swingset magazines. See: yearfuture.net.
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