And I approve of every word in that phrase...because, well, The Hundred in the Hands are one of beastliest more favoritest bands to emerge over the past year, and yeah if it seems like I'm making up words to describe how I feel about Eleanore and Jason's material, it's simply because I think I've already used every other word of positive phrasing to toss some laud and love their way. But let's get into it...their self-titled debut album is out today via Warp, and it jumps immediately to the top of my be[a]st albums of the year thus far. It's gonna stay there come year's end as well. Trust!
There's been quite the impressive media blitz from Camp THiTH over the past few days, all leading up to yesterday/today's official release date (yes, them lucky UKers get the disc a day early as per usual). The band spoke with NME about the album, and gave insightful info as to their inspirations for each and every song. You can read up on that here.
The Brooklyn duo also released a mixtape which pulls from all of their musical and artistic influences, and you can go give a grab and ear to that gem at this link.
Want to hear the whole album, in rad streaming form? That's right here.
AAAAANNNND, I'm pretty psyched, because The Hundred in the Hands will be live in the East Village Radio studio with me on this Thursday's Belly of the Beast (8pm ET). We'll have a nice catch up chat (they swung through the studio earlier this year with me to say hey and all that) and I'm even gonna give up the decks and let Ellie and J spin some of their favorite tunes.