Tie These Hands and Mr. 1986 offer their strongest material to date on this impressive split full length CD. With a previously released full length "Wearing Red" and an appearance on the Redemption Versus Series "NE vs. NC" compilation behind them, Tie These Hands put forth affecting and austere tunes that won't disappoint fans of current Nebraska indie acts. Fronted by twin brothers Naum and Aram Stauffer, TTH rounds their line up out with another brother Seth, and non-brother Todd Benson, on drums and bass respectively.
Sincerity pours from each track on "Collective Efforts." Nebraska state-mates, Mr. 1986, offer an amalgamation of lucid and more circuitous composing that will endear fans of Mogwai, The Cancer Conspiracy and Explosions In The Sky. Their dynamic guitars and devastating rhythm section have allowed Mr. 1986 to captivate a wide array of listeners. The 10 track release on Suckapunch Records, "The Everbimes" help generate a fanbase for their ever maturing live show, but the material on this split is sure to convert those who have yet to witness their live majesty.