I'd never heard of Rocky Votolato until he signed for No Sleep Records, and if you haven't either then let me tell you this: the man is prolific. Born in Dallas before moving to Seattle, Votolato has been making music 1995, with his debut album released in 1999, and he's now released his eighth LP entitled Hospital Handshakes, which is really quite good.
He's also shared a great stop-motion mixed media video for the title track that tries to illustrate some of the emotions that can be found on the record. Directed by Sloane Alexandra White, it's a beautiful piece of art to accompany a fine song, and should serve as a great introduction to Rocky and his music.
Hospital Handshakes is out now.