The Hundred In The Hands’ New Album RED NIGHT Is Out Today via Warp Records
Upcoming North American Tour Dates
6/14 – Toronto, ON – Wrong Bar (NXNE w/ Purity Ring)
6/15 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
6/18 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
6/19 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
6/20 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge (RSVP)
6/26 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
6/27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
9/06 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom (w/ Passion Pit)
Today sees the release of The Hundred In The Hands’ sophomore album RED NIGHT via Warp Records. The band just wrapped up an extensive European tour, and now they’re gearing up to kick off their North American tour with an appearance at NXNE in Toronto later this week, with Purity Ring. From there, the band will hit major markets across the US through the end of June, before heading back to Europe for several festivals.
On RED NIGHT, The Hundred in the Hands have created an inimitable world that is sure to be one of this year’s standouts. The album is a self-produced meditation on separation and reunion, love nearly lost and the long night back to it; a chronicle of late-hour pining awash in digital glow and urban buzzing. RED NIGHT is an opportunity to enter the winding tunnels of The Hundred in the Hands’ nocturnal city where time stretches, tempos drop, and guitars plunge rumbling and throbbing out against denser and denser vocals as the story unfolds. The band’s boundary-pushing sound is unafraid to marry minimalism and abstraction with big melodies.
Album opener “Empty Stations” begins with a haunting string arrangement that is overtaken by a propulsive rhythm and Eleanore’s spellbinding vocal turns. “Come With Me” guitar stabs, icy keyboard, and polyrhythm underscore the lyrical siren’s call. The heart broken vocal on “Faded” wraps itself around the spiraling bell and fragile arrangements to devastating effect. The goth RnB monster “Stay the Night” is a tale of yearning with a seductive slowed-down groove. The vast soundscapes of “Lead In The Light” start out sparse and build to an otherworldly climax and then back down again.