Handheld release new single 'Lightbulbs'
Handheld release new single 'Lightbulbs'
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - 19:11
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To celebrate their 25th anniversary, Ontario Canada's Handheld will release 'Live at 25,' an extraordinary live album. Captured in a jammed packed small sold-out club, this record is a journey through their discography, brimming with energy.'Live at 25' out May 10th, via Thousand Islands Records and Pink Lemonade Records. You can now stream the album's second single "Lightbulbs" below.

On the latest single "Lightbulbs":

"I guess this was one of the 'hits' from the early 2000s, I guess it's about being in a band. Our singer hates the lyrics but people seem to like it. We've probably played this song more than any other. It was also around the time that song titles had to make no sense. Thanks Moneen! So we’ve renamed it to what we’ve been calling it in our setlist the last 20+ years, simply just “Lightbulbs”, always a fun one and favorite live, hope you enjoy!"

On the upcoming live album:

"Sure, it's been an incredible 25 years of Handheld, playing fast, melodic punk rock (some even call it skatepunk). Surprisingly, half of the band members don't seem to have aged a day since they first formed in 1998. As for the other half? Well, let's just say they're living the good life.

From 1998 to 2008, Handheld tore up stages all across North America. Then, they took a 14-year hiatus, only to return with their most powerful album to date, "A Canadian Tragedy." The boys are back to their old tricks again, this time recording a high-production, top-notch full-length live record during a sold-out, intimate club show for all of us to enjoy. Now that they're back, there's no stopping them at this point; they might as well play until they're dead. Expect more new records and more shows on the horizon. Keep it fast, play power chords with your pinky, and unleash forbidden beats with a single kick pedal. Love, HH"