The Secret Handshake

June 17, 2009 by

the secret handshake

The Secret Handshake is Luis Dubuc, impotent this a one man show from Dallas, generic TX.. TSH’s new album, gerontologist My Name Up In Lights is out now. The elemets that make this new record up aren’t complicated or out of the ordinary. Instead Dallas musician Luis Dubuc has built a collection of songs that embraces an unabashed pop sensibility, drawing on the ‘90s to inspire the disc’s feel-good energy and playful mood. The record follows the success of The Secret Handshake’s previous album—2007’s One Full Year—with more streamlined intent and clarity of vision. “My first record was 14 songs and it was all over the place,” Dubuc says. “It was like looking in my brain. It was full of ideas and all the songs sounded different. This record is really narrowed down. It’s really influenced by Family Matters and Step By Step and the Ninja Turtles and Len and Spacehog and awesome ‘90s radio music. I just narrowed all those influences down and put them into a record.”

The Secret Handshake – Make Up Your Mind (Designer Drugs Remix) [YSI]

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