The Handcuffs | Model for a Revolution

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Model for a Revolution

by The Handcuffs

With bold, sexy songs that deliver both memorable melodies and unexpected twists, the Handcuffs explore broad sonic territory while believing in the power of a great radio hook. Think Queens of the Stone Age and Blondie on a roadtrip with Beck.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Car Crash
3:18 $0.99
2. All Shine On
2:57 $0.99
3. Mickey 66
3:53 $0.99
4. Can't Get the Girl (Without the Good Stuff Baby)
3:12 $0.99
5. Love Me All the Way
3:16 $0.99
6. Peggy Moffitt
3:10 $0.99
7. I'm Not Laughing
2:57 $0.99
8. Don't Be Afraid
3:29 $0.99
9. Sex and Violins
3:39 $0.99
10. First Class Bossa Nova
3:23 $0.99
11. Beg Me Beg Me
3:02 $0.99
12. Jet Baby
4:05 $0.99
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Album Notes
The debut album by The Handcuffs embodies the spirit of rock music's uninhibited, sexy and overbearing appeal. A perfect blend of style and energy - with bold songs that deliver both memorable melodies and unexpected twists. The Handcuffs explore broad sonic territory while believing in the power of a great radio hook. Think Queens of the Stone Age and Blondie on a roadtrip with Beck.

Known as much for their dynamic live shows as for being prolific writers and producers, their songs have been featured in dozens of films and television shows on the CW, NBC, Showtime, MTV, VH1, PBS, HBO, A&E, NBC. Their songs have also received airplay on commercial, college, satellite and internet radio all over the world. The Handcuffs are vocalist/instrumentalist Chloe F. Orwell and drummer Brad Elvis with band in tow (bassist Emily Togni, guitarist Susie Q and keyboardist Alison Hinderliter). For more information please visit


"Smart and sassy, charming and even a little bit cerebral, 'Model for a Revolution' carries a tune with such a spring in its step tht you figure The Handcuffs must have stumbled across the same fountain of youth from which their forebears sipped."
--Los Angeles Times

"The debut CD from The Handcuffs roared its way into my eardrums with a push-pull, slinky-kinky feel that will put you into a Pulp Fiction state of mind."
--Time Out New York

"Chicago lounge perverts the Handcuffs bring a slinky sensibility to the musty garage genre. If Portishead were raised on a diet of Count Chocula and JG Ballard novels, they would probably sound like this. Conversely, if Blondie were weaned on Portishead, the results would be similar. Either way, the Handcuffs keep it smooth and deviant."

"The Handcuffs stand proud above the stagnant molasses of today's emasculated scene. Think pop, think power with a sprinkling of updated garbage and glam. 'All Shine on' is possibly their most beautiful song and performance yet... 'Can't Get The Girl' would be a great single - fantastic production...'Peggy Moffitt' is really bouncy and gorgeous, like my favourite ladies...Great song, performance and production...'Sex and Violins' is clever and fun with its tongue planted firmly between two cheeks - Stradivarius positions indeed! Excellent! 'First Class Bossa Nova' Somehow reminds me of Indiscreet period Sparks. 'Beg Me Beg Me' is nice and sleazy, but as always FUN - real catchy chorus. 'Jet Baby' could be another real contender for single status...The album hit rate is really good, the performance and production are spot on. It's really great to have them back."
--PurePop Blog, U.K.



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Martin Chaddock

The Handcuffs rock!
this album is a MUST!!!!


Remember when Top 40 radio played great music of all styles?
Experience great taste in music: The Handcuffs are a rock 'n' roll band from the old school, when guitars, drums, pianos, synths and a punky singer all came together in the loving service of a great hook. Model for a Revolution is packed with great hooks, snarling guitars, Keith Moon drums and Riot Gurl vocals with two tablespoons of attitude and one teaspoon of sugar. Piano-driven All Shine On will stay in your head for days, and that's a good thing. Don't Be Afraid adds a psychedelic spice to the exotica. Jet Baby's airborne rock resolves into an unforeseen power pop coda, the perfect ending to a CD of revolutionary surprises.

The Keester

A must-have
A great listen that fuses elements of various musical styles into a terrific album of modern rock. From the vibes in "Car Crash" to the flanged low-end keyboards in "Peggy Moffitt" (the namesake tune of the CD's cover model), the entire album stands as an awesome work by folks who really understand how to make great music.


Awesome. Mix of pop & rock. You just gotta love the handcuffs :)
Awesome. Mix of pop & rock. You just gotta love the handcuffs :)