THE HUNDRED IN THE HANDS TOUR DATES CONFIRMED

DEBUT LP COMING SEPTEMBER 21 ON WARP RECORDS

Brooklyn’s The Hundred in the Hands will join Temper Trap on a national tour this fall in anticipation of their debut full-length, which comes out September 21 on Warp Records. The tour begins September 26 in Philadelphia and includes stops in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Detroit and San Francisco. (Please see below for a complete list of tour dates.)

THITH is releasing a new remix for the first single off the forthcoming album, “Pigeons,” the music video for which became a viral hit upon its release a few weeks ago. The new version “Pigeons (Kwes._[O=O]. Rework)” is available for streaming here: http://soundcloud.com/thehundredinthehands/pigeons-kwes-rework

Here the massive “Pigeons” gets remixed by Kwes, who might just be London’s best-kept secret. From producing The xx and Micachu to reworking Damon Albarn and Hot Chip, as well as creating his own mini-epics, he is bending the rules of pop music to fit his singular vision. For “Pigeons” Kwes accentuates the song’s melancholia and flips it into a baroque, heartbroken electronic ballad.

The Hundred in the Hands LP is an album of deceptively complex pop songs which hark back to the dance music of NYC’s storied underground. Where their recent This Desert EP feels like a summertime pop dream, THITH’s forthcoming album conjures the spirit of downtown’s mutant disco scene as made legendary by clubs like the Paradise Garage. It’s a product of DIY home-recording plus a series of studio sessions in London and New York with contributions by producer friends including Jacques Renault, Richard X, Eric Broucek and Chris Zane.

With a brassy carnality, the record veers from disco dazed, avant-pop (“Young Aren’t Young”) to teenage angst, boredom and pop heartache (“Pigeons”) as Jason Friedman’s piercing guitar lines cross paths with Eleanore Everdell’s soaring harmonies and Siouxsie-esque yelps. A late-night dance party (“Commotion”) and post-R&B dub (“This Day Is Made,” “Lovesick (Once Again)”) spin into mash-ups of skuzzy rock riffs and obliterated beats (“Gold Blood”), until they are relieved in an austere anti-ballad to failed rebellion (“The Beach”). Elsewhere, glistening, conversational minimal wave (“Killing It”) bleeds into dreamy synth-pop (“Dead Ending”), crumbles into restrained punk (“Last City”) and bursts in the song that started it all—the incisive disco-punk dance-off, “Dressed in Dresden.”

The Hundred in the Hands is Eleanore Everdell and Jason Friedman. The two live in Brooklyn and discovered their shared sensibility for early hip hop, French house and disco, ska and dub, post-punk, British invasion-mod and girl pop from the 60’s through the 80’s and decided to form a band. Their first song—the post-punk rave-up “Dressed in Dresden”—was written and recorded in a couple of days, released online, picked up and released as a 45 by a record shop in the U.K. where they were soon playing shows and coming to the attention of Warp Records. Meanwhile, the two retreated to the bunker to write and record. During that time, Friedman and Everdell focused on deciding exactly who they wanted to be. What they discovered and emerged with were 11 startling new tracks and a precise and deliberate sound.

For more information, please contact Brian Shimkovitz or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000, brian.shimkovitz@sacksco.com or carla@sacksco.com.

THE HUNDRED IN THE HANDS Tour Schedule
(all dates with Temper Trap unless otherwise noted)
*—with Bear in Heaven
#—Headlining show
†—with The Thermals, Cymbals Eat Guitars

September 12* /// Washington, D.C. /// Rock N’ Roll Hotel
September 24# /// New York, NY /// Coco 66
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