Exclusive Premiere of 09’s Video for “Idle Hands”


Portland alternative rock outfit 09 [OH-NINE] have debuted a new single. “Idle Hands” features Fallstar’s Chris Ratzlaff on vocals, with the track marking the fourth single from the collaborative duo of EJ Olson and Chancelor Reeder.

“09 was created as an outlet for Chancelor and I to collaborate with artists we love, and create tunes we want to listen to. ‘Idle Hands’ is a natural extension of that—frenetic, crushing guitars, big, catchy choruses, and really honest lyrics.” – EJ Olson

In an era defined by the ability to create, with unparalleled access to both the craftsmen and their tools, where quality permeates playlists, and magic is made in basements, on street corners, and in cafes, 09 strives to keep that same passion for creating at the forefront of their own musical journey.

Formed by childhood best friends Chancelor Reeder and EJ Olson, 09 frees themselves of conventional bonds to collaborate with a different singer on each track, a decision that allows them to create what they love with who they love, whilst challenging them both musically and creatively. The end product is a sound both unique and genre bending. The Oregon duo are currently in the studio working on their debut album.

Previous 09 collaborations have featured the likes of Andrew Serino, Jamie Currie, and Malia Endres, with the anticipation to the band’s next single already beginning to mount.

Produced by Justin Abel (Glacier Veins, Artemis Calling) “Idle Hands” balances driving alternative rock, rousing and atmospheric post-hardcore and a refreshingly honest lyricism with which 09 is quickly becoming associated.