Watch Idlehands' new music video for “El Shakes.” The song is taken from the band’s most recent album, Dena Mora, which is out now via Equal Vision Records. (Get it here.)

Vocalist Johnny O’Hagan tells AP about the video:

“How this video came together is an extremely coincidental story. During our first east coast tour, we had a day off and we decided to go out to see a friend of ours, Matt Smith (who played trombone on our song “Mellow Christ”), play a jazz show in NYC. The show was at a very tiny Japanese club in the FiDi area of the Manhattan and there were not a whole lot of people in the audience. At the end of the show, we began to talk with a group of three people who were at the table next to us and found out that they were also from San Diego. They had moved into an apartment in Harlem together and had recently started a media company. After learning that we were in a band from their hometown, we became fast friends. The next day, one of them  – Erik Bardin – came out to our rehearsal and decided that he wanted to shoot an impromptu music video to document our run of shows in NYC.  It is now almost a year later and we have remained friends with Erik and his roommates. We have even brought Erik on tour as a photographer and would love to work with him again!”


Idlehands w/Sianvar, Strawberry Girls, and Movements 
Sep 11 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar* 
Sep 22 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction 
Sep 23 Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theatre 
Sep 24 El Paso, TX @ Club 101 
Sep 25 San Antonio, TX @ Jacks Patio Bar 
Sep 26 Lawton, OK @ TBA 
Sep 27 Houston, TX @ Walters 
Sep 28 Dallas, TX @ Sons of Herman Hall 
Sep 29 Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective 
Sep 30 Denver, CO @ The Moon Room 
Oct 01 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court 
Oct 02 Reno, NV @ The Holland Project 
Oct 03 Walnut Creek, CA @ The Red House 
Oct 04 Fresno, CA @ Strummers 

* Idlehands only