Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on September 23, 2010

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: The Hundred in the Hands - Dressed in Dresden (MP3)

The Hundred in the Hands (photo by Timothy Saccenti)
The Hundred in the Hands

The Hundred in the Hands released their self-titled debut album this week on the Warp label and the band play a record release party for it Friday (9/24) at Coco 66 with Blood Orange (aka Dev "Lightspeed" Hynes) opening and Blondes on the turntables. The band will then head out on the road with Australians The Temper Trap. All tour dates are at the bottom of this post, but they include gigs at both Terminal 5 and Wellmont Theater.

The album is a slinky mix of post-punk influenced dance pop, recommended if you like Phantogram or Friendly Fires. (Or to go back a couple decades, New Order or Curve.) No repeats from their This Desert EP from earlier this year, though it does contain last year's "Dressed in Dresden" single, which you can download at the top of this post. As to those influences, members Jason Friedman and Eleanore Everdell have offered up a mixtape on their Soundcloud page that goes a ways to putting their album into context:

Some of the mixtape songs are subliminal references and some are things we just always love while others still are things maybe people have said they've heard in what we do. Mostly our influences tend to be hidden and they're not references at the time or are things that we were listening to a lot and maybe they're in the blood and found their way into the DNA of the songs. Here are also those tracks we love and really did dig into trying and understand and dissect. But, we don't have a formula or a plan, no "Smiths + Surf =...". So, it gets a little stupid then when we're asked our influences and we end up rattling off a long list not all of which appears in the surface of our music. Still, we know what we like.
Both "sides" of the mix are streamable at the bottom of this post. As is the video for The Hundred in The Hands' "Pigeons" which if you haven't seen is pretty freaky/great. Tour dates are below too...

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The Hundred in the Hands

The Hundred in the Hands - "Pigeons"

The Hundred in the Hands - Track by Track x3 Mixtape Side A
Track by track x3 mixtape side A by thehundredinthehands

The Hundred in the Hands - Track by Track x3 Mixtape Side A
Track by track x3 side B by thehundredinthehands

The Hundred in the Hands

The Hundred in the Hands - 2010 Tour Dates
September 24 New York, NY Coco 66 w/ Blood Orange
September 26 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero*
September 29 Boston, MA House of Blues*
September 30 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theater*
October 1 New York, NY Terminal 5*
October 2 Montreal, QC Le National*
October 3 Ottawa, ON Capital Music Hall*
October 5 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theater*
October 6 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall*
October 7 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall*
October 8† Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom*
October 9# Cincinnati, OH MOTR Pub*
October 11 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall*
October 12 Chicago, IL Metro*
October 13 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall*
October 14 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue*
October 21# San Francisco, CA Popscene*
October 22 Pomona, CA The Fox Theater*
October 23 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia*
*opening for The Temper Trap

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Comments (9)

That's like a Chris Ware/Daniel Clowes ripoff.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 7:39 PM

I remember when this band was good.

I also remember when best coast was good.

whatever.

http://www.mediafire.com/?c0sgayo9b6g86c0

- B.S.

Posted by sam | September 23, 2010 9:43 PM

I caught them during the Northside festival show back on June 25th at Warsaw (along with Au Revoir Simone). Coincidentally, just picked up the LP today and look forward to hearing it following the earlier EP.

Posted by Michael Andre S. | September 23, 2010 9:50 PM

MY MAMA AND YO MAMA WERE TALKIN A LITTLE SHIT

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 10:59 PM

Stupid azz video. Is it for teenagers?

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 11:01 PM

Good band and more importantly good people.

Posted by SGC N-Y-C | September 23, 2010 11:53 PM

This, and most of the other shit Bill writes about, is the musical equivalent of dangling your keys in front of a baby to get it to smile.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 12:07 AM

Bill RULES. You're retarded (obvz).

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 1:23 AM

They are AMAZING. I really hope the album does well.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 3:04 PM

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