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Ear Plug: The Hundred In The Hands

Ear Plug: The Hundred In The Hands

By Michael Verity

Love nearly lost and the long night leading back to it, awash in glow of rapid fire digits and the buzz of the urban pavement.

If you get that picture, your mind needs to be flush with the icy-hot pulse of The Hundred In The Hands.

The Hundred In The Hands—a.k.a. THITH—are a 3-year-old electro-pop duo from Brooklyn, born and raised by singer and keyboardist Eleanore Everdell and guitarist/programmer Jason Friedman.

Fresh from NYC art school, Friedman met the classically-trained Everdell through a mutual friend. After sharing time in The Boggs, the pair kicked themselves out of that band and started making records around their mutual love of disco, ska, post-punk, and French house music.

Deciding on the name The Hundred In The Hands—the number of enemies Crazy Horse killed during the battle of Fetterman in 1866—the pair released their first cut, “Dressed In Dresden,” on Pure Groove a bit more than three years ago. One of Friedman’s favorite labels, Warp, picked up the cut and inked the band to a deal in early ’09. In 2010, the band released an EP, This Desert, plus a self-titled long player.

With the arrival of ’12, THITH are at full commotion, touring extensively and warming up for the release of their next album with a special Andy Stott remix of their single, “Keep It Low.”

“We were listening to Andy’s 'Passed Me By' and 'We Stay Together' EP’s a lot as we started the record,” say the duo. “So many good ideas and textures, with low end in the extreme that kind of rattled our minds a bit. When it came to looking for people to remix, he was first on the list.”

Warp will drop the cut on 12” on May 28th, an appetizer to the June 12 release of the band’s new full-length set, Red Night.

Best described as a marriage minimalism and abstraction with gigantic melodies, Red Night also brings the R&B with the cut “Stay The Night,” delves into the fragile and heartbroken with “Faded” and sounds the siren’s call with “Come With Me.”

Dig the video for the Stott remix of “Keep it Love” then entrance yourself with a live dose of THITH at the venues listed below.

6/14 - Toronto, ON – Wrongbar (NXNE w/Purity Ring)

6/15 - Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle

6/18 - Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie

6/19 - Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel

6/26 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop

6/27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo

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