Hamilton’s Pete Van Dyk & the Second Hand Band have recently released a few new tracks, and if you’re into rock / blues you should definitely check this out. The newest offering is Shake Me/Plan B, and it’s the bands first 7-inch record. It’s available for free download with bonus track To the Night. Released on a limited edition 33-1/2 RPM lathe cut, the format echoes the raw gritty energy of the recording.

The 7-inch was recorded at our bass player JD’s house. We sent up in the middle of his living room and let it roll. JD also recorded the event, as he always does. We thrive in spontaneous situations. By recording on the fly we can capture true moments. Our DIY approach to music gives us the opportunity to not miss lightning in a bottle. When a song is at its peak excitement level we can make sure to capture that specific intensity. Our song are ferocious, violent, introspective, raw, beautiful, and a great many other things. We want to make sure to not let those details escape.

My favourite track is “Plan B” – and you can hear them all on the bandcamp page.