The Hundred in the Hands Announce EP
The Hundred in the Hands is Jason Friedman and Eleanore Everdell. The recently-signed group makes emotionally charged and intensely driving music, which harks back to the most classic of dance songs from NYC's storied underground.
The band describes the EP as, "The more ethereal, gauzy side of our tastes; the Summertime-Gothic and dreamy tracks we made thinking they'd go well with open hydrants and looks that kill." But The Hundred in the Hands' self-description belies more than just a dance band. Everdell and Friedman bend and blend styles, sounds and eras into something that doesn't feel confused, fake or forced. It just feels fun.
This Desert EP follows on the heels of the recently released "Dressed in Dresden" 12" single. The critically acclaimed single comes packed with huge remixes from Detroit techno wunderkind Kyle Hall, London bass maestros Various (aka Various Production) and NYC-via-Paris party monster Maxime for diverse contributions to the original song's expansive verve. NME alternately describes it as a "Polyrhythmic beauty" and "Nonchalant vocals, juddering guitars with rumbling doom bass…" while Q Magazine adds, "You really can't help but fall in love with this track."
The forthcoming This Desert EP—along with the "Dresden" remixes—makes clear the band's lauded single merely scratches the surface of their varied sensibilities. Look out for the band this summer as they share these songs and more at shows across the country (tour dates to be announced).
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