ELIZA, the debut record from indie-rock trio Handsome Machines, is a catchy collection of songs about the complicated things that happen while stumbling into adulthood, admitting you don’t know what you’re doing, and realizing it’s mostly worked so far.

Stream ELIZA on Apple Music, Spotify, or Rdio.

Stream “The Fear” on Soundcloud

The Fear is the oldest song that Daniel brought to Handsome Machines. It’s about ending a relationship that you know you shouldn’t be in, but you know you could stay in sort of by default. Knowing that because dating is hard and it sucks to be alone, you’ve been willing to put up…


ELIZA, the debut record from indie-rock trio Handsome Machines, is a catchy collection of songs about the complicated things that happen while stumbling into adulthood, admitting you don’t know what you’re doing, and realizing it’s mostly worked so far.

Stream ELIZA on Apple Music, Spotify, or Rdio.

Stream “Do Little” on Soundcloud

Until just before ELIZA was sent off to be mastered, “Do Little” was the soundtrack to a therapy session between a woman and a computer about men (how they’re all alike), relationships, and family.

“Do Little” by Handsome Machines. Track six from ELIZA

“Do Little” came out of a songwriting exercise where Daniel…


ELIZA, the debut record from indie-rock trio Handsome Machines, is a catchy collection of songs about the complicated things that happen while stumbling into adulthood, admitting you don’t know what you’re doing, and realizing it’s mostly worked so far.

Stream ELIZA on Apple Music, Spotify, or Rdio.

Stream “Had Too Much” on Soundcloud

“Had Too Much” was one of the first songs we worked on that didn’t preexist Handsome Machines in any form — no old demos from five years prior or recordings from Daniel’s solo material.

“Had Too Much” by Handsome Machines. Track four from ELIZA

It’s a song about early flirtations (maybe against your…


ELIZA, the debut record from indie-rock trio Handsome Machines, is a catchy collection of songs about the complicated things that happen while stumbling into adulthood, admitting you don’t know what you’re doing, and realizing it’s mostly worked so far.

Stream ELIZA on Apple Music, Spotify, or Rdio.

Stream How Many Times on Soundcloud

How Many Times was one of the songs that came easy. As Daniel puts it:

How Many Times surprised me when I wrote it. I had been listening to old soul music the week or two before this song jumped into my brain, nearly fully-formed, but instead of soul it was this almost…


ELIZA, the debut record from indie-rock trio Handsome Machines, is a catchy collection of songs about the complicated things that happen while stumbling into adulthood, admitting you don’t know what you’re doing, and realizing it’s mostly worked so far.

Stream ELIZA on Apple Music, Spotify, or Rdio.

Stream Willingly on Soundcloud

Willingly was the last track we wrote before we started recording ELIZA. …

Handsome Machines

New album ELIZA on 11/6/2015. Handsome Machines is Daniel Patterson (vocal, bass), Peter Browne (drums), and Stephen Bowling (guitar).

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