Use Your Hands is the compelling result of her collaboration with Spokane-based producer, Chris White, and former band (Secret Stairs) members; bassist Alex Trzyna and drummer Mike O'Doherty. Blending her irresistibly sultry purr and uncluttered guitar stylings with Alex and Mike’s innovative rhythms, Connor's sound floats between jazz, folk, pop and indie slowcore without breaking stride.
“Ruby,” the first music video from Use Your Hands, is an upbeat, quirky journey in which Connor’s voice naturally smiles though. The album includes eight other tracks, including the jazz/funk influenced "Say It Again," which will be the first official single, as well as a sultry and honest cover of The Grateful Dead’s “Friend of the Devil.”
"There's a lot going on behind the songs of this album, and to me it feels representative of the many moods that were present during the time period in which they were written. In the three years between the completion of Use Your Hands and the EP's debut, I was raising a daughter and gave birth to twins, formed then dismantled a band, and eventually got hooked into the Spokane music scene. Because of that spread, I think people will find more variety of sound on this album than expected - it's admittedly schizo in nature," shares Connor.
Connor will be touring the West Cost throughout 2010 to support Use Your Hands and connect with new fans.
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