Crush: Beating Like a Tom Tom with The Hundred in the Hands
MeanRed's monthly party, Crush, was back in action last night...and also back at Cameo Gallery after a brief pit-stop at The Loft above Public Assembly last month. After catching Brooklyn's The Hundred in the Hands last week when they opened for The Golden Filter, there was no doubt that I could not miss their headlining performance on a hot and muggy Thursday night. Thankfully, the duo brought a bunch of cool to the space.
The Hundred in the Hands released their This Desert EP earlier this week on Warp, and last night was a welcome introduction to anyone who's yet to hear of their post-punk psych-pop. The pair of Eleanore Everdell and Jason Friedman weave a world of dark-tinged tunes with the former's vocals floating ever so gently on top of their intriguing arrangements.
Unleashing live takes on songs you'll find on the EP, like Tom Tom and Ghosts, it's fair game to let you know that you'll be hearing a lot more from THitH in the coming weeks....mainly due to the fact that they hit the States on a month-long tour with The Golden Filter. All cities and info can be found here.
Also, The Hundred in the Hands will be my guest in the East Village Radio booth next Friday, May 28. I'm filling in on the DJ decks for my man Jason Eldridge during Accidental Rhythm at 4pm. More info to come and your tune-in is mandatory!
More images from last night's show can be viewed here.