#YouAreNotAlone: Slow Hands

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May 1st, 2020
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#YouAreNotAlone: With the current circumstances and the weird, turbulent times all over the globe, we asked our friends to choose a favourite album or a track for these isolated days, and share it with us along with a photo. An album a day keeps the bad vibes away. Stay safe.

Today our beloved New York-based musician and producer Ryan Cavanagh, aka Slow Hands, share with us his favourite track, Big Thief’s “Two Hands”, a perfect soundtrack to his daily excursions around the city.

“There aren’t a lot of songs i hear that become my favorite song immediately, but the title song off Big Thief’s ‘Two Hands’ has been on repeat for me since it’s release back in October. You don’t dance so much as sway and swirl to this song, and boy have I. It has this melancholic optimism that will forever stamp the reminder of a NYC pre and post this masked madness. The perfect soundtrack to my daily excursions to say hello to the best city on the planet that I am fortunate enough to call home.”

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Slow Hands: “Springfield (Arthur Russell Cover)”

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Slow Hands: “Springfield (Arthur Russell Cover)”

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April 26th, 2020
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This Sunday evening we revisit a sublime cover by New York-based musician and producer Ryan Cavanagh, aka Slow Hands, an organic specialist who always delivers the goods. For LAGASTA’s “10 years” anniversary covers compilation, Slow Hands has contributed his own take on “Springfield”, one of the last compositions Arthur Russell wrote in his all too short lifetime, which was released all the way back in 2006. On this cover, he adds his own unique flavor and transforms “Springfield” into something completely different, a trombone-infused, sun-drenched beauty with a healthy dose of live percussive elements. It’s every bit as top notch as you’d expect from Slow Hands.

In his own words: “While finishing this cover so many things passed through my mind. Russell’s influence on the NYC music scene, dance music, rock music, classical music… but all that is just an attempt to place him in a genre. His music defies genre to this day. We very much live in an era of listening to music with our eyes more than our ears, of filtering things to such a degree that everything seems perfect. Russell’s music is the opposite of that, it’s imperfections are what make it perfect. I don’t know if i was able to do this song’s imperfections any justice, but i learned a lot trying.”

Grab a free download of Slow Hands’ “Springfield” via LAGASTA’s Bandcamp page.

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LAGASTA 10 years compilation

DATE:
May 6th, 2019
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Artwork: Bráulio Amado

DOWNLOAD: LAGASTA’s 10 years compilation HERE for the price of an e-mail

We are 10! Last Gas Station, aka LAGASTA, turns 10 this year, and celebrates its tunefully inspirational road trips through all these years in a very special way: a new compilation of exclusive covers! They invited some of their favourite artists and producers, who have been part of La.Ga.Sta.’s family all these years, to choose a best-loved song of theirs, and make a cover version of it for a new anniversary compilation. The outcome is an exceptional…track compilation that brings the most deserving music to the surface, from George Michael to Siouxsie and the Banshees and from Whitney Houston to Blood Orange. It’s a fusion of different decades and music styles. The 15-track compilation is now available as a free download, artwork by one of the most exciting graphic designers today, Portugal-born, NYC-based Bráulio Amado.

TRACKLIST:

01. Fainting By Numbers – A Different Corner

Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor and Justus Köhncke deliver a sublime electronic cover of George Michael’s 1986 classic ballad “A Different Corner” as Fainting By Numbers. We just can’t get enough of it…

02. Zombies In Miami – Orient Express

Mexico’s finest Zombies In Miami pulled over once again at our station with this outstanding cover of Wish Key’s 1983 “Orient Express”, tailor made for your next car rides.

03. Amy Douglas – Cities In Dust

Straight from NYC, our beloved Amy Douglas does her magic once again, delivering a great cover of Siouxsie And The Banshees’ “Cities In Dust” from their 1986 LP “Tinderbox”. Play it loud!

04. Poolside – Strange Overtones (Yuksek Dub)

French electro maverick and Partyfine label founder Yuksek has something special for us, a delicious dud version of Poolside’s glorious cover of David Byrne and Brian Eno’s “Strange Overtone”. That’s the way we like it!

05. Curses – This Is The Day

NYC-born, Berlin-based producer and DJ Luca Venezia, better known as Curses, take us for a ride with his brilliant take on his favourite The The song, “This Is The Day”.

06. Woolfy Vs. Projections – West End Girls

From LA streets to the Last Gas Station…Californian duo Woolfy Vs. Projections cover Pet Shop Boys’ classic “West End Girls” in their own special way. And we absolutely loved it!

07. Pional – Saint

Spanish producer and frequent John Talabot collaborator Miguel Barros, Pional, puts his signature touch on this gorgeous cover of Blood Orange’s “Saint”.

08.Lauren Flax feat. Kim Ann Foxman – Pleasure Principle (Lauren Flax Revision)

Creep’s Lauren Flax revisits her 2014 killer cover of Janet Jackson’s ‘Pleasure Principle:, featuring Kim Ann Foxman, and the result is really something special. What’s not to love.

09. LAGASTA feat. Private Agenda – Love Is A Stranger

LAGASTA’s own contribution on the compilation is a cover of their all-time favorite Eurythmics song “Love Is A Stranger”, that’s been turn into a melodic haunted lullaby with the sensual vocals by Berlin’s duo Private Agenda giving the track an emotional approach. Ride with us…

10. Larry Gus – I Miss You variations feat. Polygrains

Yay! Our Greek psych-pop musician Panagiotis Melidis, aka Larry Gus, has made a superb cover of Björk’s “I Miss You”. Featuring Polygrains, this groove-filled version is laced with infectious layers of percussion. It’s so damn good!

11. Benjamin Fröhlich – How Much Are

Permanent Vacation’s co-founder Benjamin Fröhlich serves his amazing version on a track that was a big inspiration for him through the years; the 1981 “How Much Are They”, an ’80s anthem from Jah Wobble/Jaki Liebezeit/Holger Czukay, taken from their 1982 collaborative LP “Full Circle”.

12. Luxxury – Self Control

Los Angeles-based producer Blake Robin, aka Luxxury, works his magic on Laura Branigan’s 1984 cover of Raf’s “Self Control” and transforms it to a piano-driven, sun-drenched beauty, adding new sonic colours to this favourite song of ours, one of the defining songs of the ’80s. Just perfect!

13. Slow Hands – Springfield

New York-based musician/producer/DJ Ryan Cavanagh, aka Slow Hands, could not be possibly missing from our anniversary compilation! Take a ride with his splendid cover of Arthur Russell’s “Springfield” filled with percussions, handclaps, and sun-kissed disco vibes.

14. Moullinex & Xinobi – Human Fly

Moullinex and Xinobi, the Discotexas label founders, take us for a disco ride straight to Lisbon with their stunning cover of the Cramps classic “Human Fly”.

15. Kito Jempere feat. Noteless & Lovvlover – Cherish The (Darkest) Day

This is a truly perfect closer to our 10 years compilation. Kito Jempere delivers a special cover of Sade’s 1993 signle “Cherish The Day”, taken from her fourth studio album, “Love Deluxe”.

SHOUT OUT to all the artists and producers for making it happen.

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Last Gas Station a compilation by LAGASTA

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Slow Hands: “Beautifully Miserable”

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January 12th, 2017
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New York-based musician/producer/DJ Ryan Cavanagh, aka Slow Hands, is getting ready to drop his second album “Bye”, the follow-up to his excellent debut LP “I’ll Find Me”, which was released in 2015 on Wolf + Lamb Records. To whet your appetite, Slow Hands is giving away for free download a new track every week until the new album comes out on February 3. Here’s the first installment, a beautifully crafted tune called “Beautifully Miserable”, and it’s yet another fine example of Slow Hand’s rich and organic sound. Grab it for free below.

Download it here.

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Slow Hands: “I’ll Find Me” [Extended Mix]

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High Highs: “Catch The Wind (North East Kingdom Remix)”

DATE:
May 8th, 2016
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New York-based musician/producer/DJ Ryan Cavanagh, aka Slow Hands, has formed North East Kingdom, a new project with longtime collaborator and friend Dave Robertson, aka Cameo Culture. They decided to call it North East Kingdom as an homage to Vermont, their native and adopted home. The pair’s first offering is this wonderful rework of Brooklyn’s duo High Highs “Catch The Wind”, a track taken from their recent sophomore album “Cascades”. This finely crafted version with acoustic guitars and folky banjo melodies is perfect for a Sunday ride.

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Slow Hands: “I’ll Find Me”
Cameo Culture: “Told You So”

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Slow Hands: “Neverwood (It’s Okay)”

DATE:
March 6th, 2016
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New York-based musician/producer/DJ Ryan Cavanagh, aka Slow Hands, takes us for a Sunday ride with his new track “Neverwood (It’s Okay)”, another fine example of his unmistakable signature style. The track “Neverwood (It’s Okay)” appears on the “Crew Love: Based on A True Story” album, the first release of Soul Clap and Wolf + Lamb’s Crew Love collective recently launched label, Crew Love Records.

The album “Crew Love: Based on A True Story” is out now digitally via !K7.
Buy it here.

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Slow Hands: “I’ll Find Me” [Extended Mix]

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Chopstick & Johnjon: “Catamount” (feat. Slow Hands)

DATE:
November 26th, 2015
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Berlin’s Suol Records head honchos Chopstick & Johnjon, aka Chi-Thien Nguyen and John Muder, make a welcome return with a new EP called “Closer”. The record of four fresh tracks marks the pair’s first release of original material since last year’s debut album “Twelve”. Our favorite cut from the release is the eight-minute “Catamount”, a finely crafted house tune that finds Chopstick & Johnjon teaming up with New York-based producer Ryan Cavanagh, aka Slow Hands. And it’s worth every minute. Enjoy the ride.

The “Closer” EP, which also features guest appearances from Larissa Kapp and Chris James, drops on November 27 on Suol. Pre-order it here.

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Chopstick & Johnjon: “Pining Moon”

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Sunday #249

DATE:
November 8th, 2015
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Having just released his excellent debut album “I’ll Find Me”, New York-based producer Ryan Cavanagh, aka Slow Hands, takes us for a Sunday ride with his new track “Coney Island Stroll”, one of the record’s standout cuts. “This album has been an insightful journey. What was built to act as an easel, holding a canvas painted with the colors of a very specific creative moment in my life, in itself became the inspiration for so many more canvas,” he says. The “I’ll Find Me” LP is out now on Wolf + Lamb Records. Get it here.

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“20 Tracks For 200 Sundays” – A Mixtape by La.Ga.Sta.

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Slow Hands: “Phonograph Love” Video

DATE:
October 20th, 2015
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New York-based musician/producer/DJ Ryan Cavanagh, aka Slow Hands, has shared this surreal video for his superb track “Phonograph Love”, a slinky groover from his upcoming debut album “I’ll Find Me”. Watch the video above, and make sure to check out a tasty remix of the album’s title track by Boston’s duo Soul Clap below. The “I’ll Find Me” LP will drop on November 6th via Wolf + Lamb Records. Pre-order it here.

Directed by Kieran Behan of Crystalmafia.

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Slow Hands: “I’ll Find Me” [Extended Mix]

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Slow Hands: “I’ll Find Me” (Extended Mix)

DATE:
October 7th, 2015
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New York-based musician/producer/DJ Ryan Cavanagh, aka Slow Hands, is just a month away from dropping his much-anticipated debut album “I’ll Find Me” via Wolf + Lamb Records. We’ve already heard “Phonograph Love”, a perfectly crafted tune of slinky grooves and whispery vocals, and now we’re treated to an extended mix of the record’s title track. In true Show Hands fashion, this gorgeous nine-minute version of “I’ll Find Me” is a club-friendly affair filled with rich piano chords, acoustic guitar melodies and amazing trumpets supplied by No Regular Play’s Greg Paulus. Blast it above.

The extended mix will appear on Slow Hands’ upcoming “I’ll Find Me” Remixes EP, which will drop on November 6th via Wolf + Lamb Records. The release also features remixes by Soul Clap and Wolf + Lamb, along with an entirely live bluegrass version of the tune recorded with the help of Vermont’s band Gold Town and his longtime collaborators Dave “Cameo Culture” Robertson, Nico “One of Them” Dalagelis. Below, you can watch a video for this version, which was shot by Duncan Lake at the Sugar Shack in Tinmouth, Vermont.

“For me, this forthcoming album is a documentation of the rediscovery of my root musical inspirations. Nothing is more inspiring to me than the places that I am from, and the people that surround me in NYC and Vermont,” says Ryan Cavanagh.

Slow Hands’ debut “I’ll Find Me” LP arrives on November 6th. Pre-order the EP here.

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Slow Hands: “The Fiasco”

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