Handsome was an American rock supergroup formed in 1995. The group's lineup was singer Jeremy Chatelain, guitarists Peter Mengede (formerly of Helmet), Tom Capone (formerly of Quicksand), bassist Eddie Nappi, and drummer Pete Hines (formerly of Cro-Mags and Murphy's Law). Capone would leave the group in 1997, replaced by Donni Campion (formerly of Electric Love Hogs). They released two 7" vinyl singles in 1995, two CD singles in 1997 and one album, Handsome (1997), through Epic/Sony before disbanding in 1998.
Handsome in 1997.
|Genres||Post-hardcore, alternative metal, alternative rock, hard rock|
|Associated acts||Cro-Mags, Electric Love Hogs, Enemy, Helmet, Jets to Brazil, Mark Lanegan Band, Murphy's Law, Quicksand, Sweethead|
|Past members||Jeremy Chatelain|
Formed by former Helmet guitarist Peter Mengede in 1996, Handsome's lineup included former Quicksand guitarist Tom Capone and former Cro-Mags and Murphy's Law drummer Pete Hines as well as bassist Eddie Nappi and Salt Lake City native Jeremy Chatelain. They began recording material with producer Terry Date with the album, titled Handsome, released on February 4, 1997 through Epic/Sony. Peter Stepek, of Allmusic gave the album a positive review stating:
|“||'Handsome delivers a distinctive hybrid that is complex and interesting, particularly when, as in "Eden Complex," the band shifts effortlessly from one hook filled section to the next. Should satisfy people who are looking for an intelligible yet hard(core) alternative.'||”|
In support of the album, the group toured with Silverchair, Local H and Less Than Jake in the US, while they supported Wu-Tang Clan and Voodoo Glow Skulls in Europe. Prior to the group's final tour, guitarist Capone left the group and was replaced by former Electric Love Hogs guitarist Donni Campion. Following the completion of their tour, Handsome disbanded in 1998.
Following his departure from the group, Capone worked on numerous projects before forming his own, Adharma, in 2000, while singer Chatelain joined Blake Schwarzenbach's group Jets to Brazil before going on to join Helmet. Bassist Eddie Nappi went on to join the Mark Lanegan Band while he also worked with Queens of the Stone Age and former A Perfect Circle guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen in Enemy and is also a member of Van Leeuwen's latest group Sweethead.
Swimming / Can't Connect 7″ on Sub Pop – 1995 1. Swimming 2. Can't connect
Waiting / Needles 7″ on Full City Blend – 1995 1. Waiting 2. Needles
- Handsome (1997)
Needles promo CD on Epic / Sony – 1997 1. Needles (same version as s/t)
Dim The Lights promo CD on Epic / Sony – 1997 1. Dim The Lights (different from s/t CD)
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