10 Killing Hands releases first album

Dance rock group 10 Killing Hands released its first full-length, self-titled album at the end of August. The band celebrated the release with a show at the Old Foundry on Aug. 31, selling every copy of the new album on hand.

The band is Chris Mak on bass, Steve Reno on vocals and synthesizer, Victor Cuellar on guitar and Brannden Francisco on drums. Reno, Mak and Francisco have been playing together for about two years, with guitarist Cuellar joining last June.

The dance punk rock sound is influenced by bands such as The Faint and Death From Above 1979, with Reno bringing his Weezeresque lyrics into the mix. The unsigned band recorded the new album with Chris Vita in Bellingham and hopes to get its sound out there with the new release.

As far as upcoming shows, 10 Killing Hands is playing in Burlington on Sept. 22 at the Common Ground on Pease Road. Also, the band will play the Surfrider Foundation Benefit Concert at Boundary Bay with other local bands on Sept. 29. The show is all ages until 10 p.m. and costs only $5 toward saving the beaches.

Check out the band at myspace.com/band4bellingham.