Track Premiere: Sure Sure – “Hands Up Head Down”

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Local band Sure Sure have been around for a while, steadily building and refining their stellar indie rock sound. The hard work has paid off as their killer single from earlier this year, “Friends” earned them quite a bit of attention from a few folks that any musician should be honored to call fans. Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste added the song to a Spotify playlist shared with his own fans, Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend) tweeted about it, and our own Garth Trinidad put it into heavy rotation on his nightly show.

The new single, “Hands Up, Head Down,” is by far my favorite thing I’ve heard from this band. It contains one of the most ear catching melodies, and snazzy piano lines that I’ve encountered in ages. It’s as if it was designed specifically to make me smile, and to make you smile, and to make anyone that enters its path smile. Not surprisingly, the band has this to say about the song’s actual origins:

“We really needed a song with its own dance move. Here’s how it goes: you put your hands up, keep your head down, and then bob to the beat like a zombie. You’ll see it in the upcoming lyric video.”

So that’s something to eagerly anticipate! In the meantime, you can practice the move as with the below track premiere. Suddenly your Tuesday just got a lot more fun, huh?

Sure Sure will be playing the Satellite this Friday (9/22) along with Karen Kilgariff (!!) – hopefully we’ll see you there. This band is incredible live.

Photo: Zach Bell