The Hidden Hand is the second EP from YEAR FUTURE. The release of the EP is timed to coincide with the band's European tour (August September), including dates supporting VAZ, SOME GIRLS and THE OATH. YEAR FUTURE's self-titled debut 12"/CD, released in late 2003, has received widespread press acclaim in the pages of Spin, Alternative Press, Kerrang!, Slug & Lettuce, Vice and many others. The Hidden Hand is the politically-minded segue between that first recording and the full-length debut, currently planned for late winter '05, and as yet untitled.
The Hidden Hand includes 3 new tracks: "Nature Unveiled" (a
commentary on prescription-drug dependency and the relative economics, not to mention a blatant CURRENT 93 reference poking fun at the bands so-called "goth" tendencies); "Police Yourself" (navigating middle-America's preoccupation with itself and its status-quo ignorance of the rest of the world); and the title track, a scathing summary of postmodern reality in an age when capitalism and media are replacing humanity and intellect at an accelerating pace.