12 posts categorized "the hundred in the hands"

12/14/2010

RSVP for the Free Williamsburg Holiday Party with The Hundred in the Hands, DJs Whitney Fierce and Sheena Beaston

You have nothing better to do on Thursday night. I'm making that a firm full-on fact right now, because you will instead, be present at the Free Williamsburg holiday party. It's got some backing love from SPIN Magazine as well as Newcastle Brown Ale. Our buddies The Hundred in the Hands are performing, and my grrrrll Whitney Fierce and I will be tag teaming on the 1's. And the 2's. Or on my laptop. So, you know... it's free, and rad, and you should probably go.

 

Free willy party

 

Want to go? RSVP here.

 

See you nerds Thursday.

 

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mp3: The Hundred In The Hands - Pigeons (Screen Tests Remix)

 

 

11/09/2010

The Hundred in the Hands - Commotion (Tiger & Woods Remix)

Not sounding entirely unlike (what's up namesake reference) Sheena Easton's instantly recognizable opening drum kick beat to pop hit, Strut, mysterious disco edit duo, Tiger & Woods, extend our love for The Hundred in the Hands' new single Commotion with their official fix of the track.

 

Commotion

 

The Hundred in the Hands will release the Commotion single on November 16 via Warp. The package includes the original, a short edit, the Tiger & Woods mix, along with DFA's own Capracara coming through on a Red Zone Dub (which you can listen to here) and b-side Aggravation (La La-La La).

 

Most enjoyable.

 

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mp3: The Hundred in the Hands - Commotion (Tiger and Woods Remix)

 

 

10/19/2010

The Hundred In The Hands - Commotion (new video!)

AMAZING. New video for The Hundred in the Hands' upcoming single Commotion is all sorts of trippy, sketchy, shaky and scintillating...not that I ever expected anything less from this duo. The song comes from their debut self-titled album, and the single will be out via Warp on November 15, complete with remixes from Tiger and Woods and Capracara. 'Twas directed by Daniels, who also did the gorgeous clip for Pigeons.

 

That venue shot? It's Coco66 in Greenpoint...which I talked about with the band when they hopped on Belly of the Beast on East Village Radio last month.

 

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The Hundred In Hands - Commotion (Capracara's Red Zone Dub)

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mp3: The Hundred in the Hands - Commotion (Live)

 

 

09/21/2010

The Hundred in the Hands' Self-Titled Debut Album is Out Today via Warp

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!

 

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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.

 

100% YAY. Buy their amazing debut album here now. FYI, they are also playing Coco66 this Friday in NYC. More info here.

 

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mp3: Bear In Heaven - Beast In Peace (The Hundred In The Hands Beast in Beat Remix)

 

 

08/25/2010

The Hundred In The Hands - Pigeons (Kwes._[o=o]. Rework)

What a file name...what a re-work! Kwes, who might just be London's best kept secret, remixes the massive Pigeons, by Beaston-faves, The Hundred in the Hands. From producing The xx and Micachu to reworking Damon Albarn and Hot Chip, as well as creating his own mini-epics, Kwes is bending the rules of pop music to fit his singular vision. For this mix, he accentuates the song's melancholia and flips it into a baroque, heartbroken electronic ballad.

 

BRILLIANCE.

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The Hundred In The Hands - Pigeons (Kwes._[o=o]. Rework)

 

08/11/2010

The Hundred In The Hands: Power Hour Mix and Original Version of [Gigantic] Tom Tom

60 minutes of smooth tunes, courtesy of The Hundred in the Hands. Reminder: their self-titled debut album is out on September 20 via Warp. (pre-order here)

 

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You can listen to the mix below the track list and a hit more of information.

 

Recently, Eleanore and Jason unveiled the original version of their track, Tom Tom. The pair note: "Back when we were working on the EP and LP we actually made two versions of the track Tom Tom. The EP version was one we worked on with Jacques Renault, and [then there's] the Gigantic Tom Tom version. Truth be told, Gigantic Tom Tom is actually the original version. We made it with Chris Zane and Alex Aldi and then deconstructed it with Jacques for the EP version. We always liked both versions but somehow thought the more sparse Jacques version went along with the hazy vibe of This Desert a little better."

 

It's free after the mix track list and streamer.

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Depeche Mode – New Life
Suicide – Ghost Rider
The Comix – Touche Pas Mon Sexe
Giorgio Moroder – Utopia Me Giorgio
Madonna – Get Into The Groove
The Crystals – Then He Kissed Me
The Stooges – 1969
The Animals – Bright Lights , Big City
Beat Happening – Angel Gone
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – The Tracks Of My Tears
J Dilla – Two Can Win
De La Soul – 3 The Magic Number
Ultramagnetic Mcs – Funky
Highlighters Band – The Funky 16 Corners
Mfsb – Love Is The Message
X Ray Spex – Identity
The Misfits – Skulls
Warren Smith – Red Cadillac And A Black Mustache
Majestic Arrows – If I Had A Little Love ( Rehearsal Tape)

  

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 The Hundred In The Hands - Power Hour Mix

     

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mp3: The Hundred In The Hands - Gigantic Tom Tom



 


07/29/2010

The Hundred In The Hands - Pigeons (new video!)

Or, the post in which I continue to profess my appreciation for this band. Here, we have the new video for Pigeons, which comes from The Hundred in the Hands' self-titled debut album. The clip is directed by Daniels and finds a slightly grogged-out protagonist vomiting up fireworks. Killer.

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mp3: The Hundred in the Hands - Pigeons

  

 


06/25/2010

The Hundred In The Hands: In To It at Warsaw

You might have thought at this point, I'd run out of praising words to write about The Hundred in the Hands. So not the case, in fact, I've got hundreds of heartfelt hurrahs in my hands (see what I did there?) to dish out, especially after catching the pair live at Warsaw last night, playing to a full crowd of kids on the first night of Northside Festival.

  

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Chalk it up to being on tour for the past month with The Golden Filter, or maybe it's a refinery of their sound since the release of their EP, but The Hundred in the Hands blew me away with a perfect performance, that was both engaging and entrancing. Beginning with the fan favorite, Tom Tom, the half hour set included an extended version of one of my favorite songs in Ghosts (video of that below) before rounding out with the much riffier and totally danceable song, Dressed in Dresden.

 

If I might...one more time...do your ears the hugest favor in the world and start obsessively listening to The Hundred in the Hands. Buy their This Desert EP here.

 

More images from last night's show can be viewed here.

 

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mp3: The Hundred in the Hands - Ghosts (Sun Airway Remix)

 

 

06/23/2010

The Hundred In The Hands Release Album Details

The past two months, a good portion of my time has been spent absorbing The Hundred in the Hands' debut EP, This Desert, watching their videos and basically telling all my friends that this is, without a doubt, a band that you simply must pay attention to. Late last month, I welcomed Eleanore and Jason into the East Village Radio booth with me to chat and have a rad time. We talked a bit about their freshman full-length, but now we've got even more details. Super win high five!

 

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Hat tip to Fact Mag for the find. These are their words via THitH's below.

 

“Warp have sworn us to secrecy about the details but we recorded so much last year and decided we weren’t going to release any of it until we really had the record we wanted. It’s funny because for so long we’ve had the one song out in the world and now we have lots of tracks ready to go.”


“There’s definitely a few things that are more in the Jacques mode [DFA/Runaway's Jacques Renault has worked extensively with THITH], but also things that branch out a little further into other territories. We listen to a lot of 60’s mod and garage, post-punk classics like Young Marble Giants, Wire, The Cure, New Order; classic disco; vintage hip-hop; and loads of Studio 1/Trojan era ska and dub, and I think a lot of that merges in what we write. There’s a whole batch of tracks that we think of as having a more summer on the stoop vibe. They’re more dubbed out, gauzy and ethereal. And then there’s a whole other batch that are maybe more pulled together, sharper; night-music, avant-pop.” 

 

Track list is below. The album will be out via Warp this fall. The Hundred in the Hands are also now on twitter. Go stalk 'em!

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1. Young Aren’t Young
2. Lovesick (Once Again)
3. Killing It
4. Pigeons
5. Commotion
6. This Day Is Made
7. Dead Ending
8. Gold Blood
9. Dressed In Dresden
10. Last City
11. The Beach

  

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mp3: The Hundred in the Hands - In To It

 

 


06/01/2010

Recap, Playlist, Archive: Sheena Beaston on East Village Radio with The Hundred in the Hands

Well we just about had the raddest time ever this past Friday. Jumping into the East Village Radio booth to cover for our buddy Jason's Accidental Rhythm show, we brought out a bit of inner and outermost beast, spun some killer new tunes, and had our new pals, Jason and Eleanore from The Hundred in the Hands, pop in to have a chat and play a few of their own selections as well.

 

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If you missed the live show, and really you shouldn't have because it was a hoot and a half, then you can always hit up the EVR archives and stream the set as it appeared and sounded when in real time. Killer, right? You can grab the May 28, 2010 edition here and now.

 

Wondering what we played? Full on track list is below (thanks Anthony), and after that The Hundred in the Hands brand new video for Tom Tom is ready for you to view.

 

BONUS! We're doing it again this Friday. "It" being doing our fill-in-for-a-friend duty and hosting the 4-6pm time-slot to set your weekend at go speed! Special guest TBA, and you have no reason not to tune in.

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Joe Tex - I Got Ya
Major Lazer and La Roux - Colourless Artibella
ceo - Come With Me
Robyn - Dancing On My Own (Jakwob Club Remix)
MNDR - Caligula
Angelique Kidjo - Move On Up (Radioclit Remix)
Jemina Pearl - After Hours
Jessica 6 - Fun Girl
Miike Snow - The Rabbit
De La Soul - A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturday
Christina Aguilera - Elastic Love


The Hundred in the Hands - In To It
(THitH Selection) - John Jones
Talib Kweli - Get By
Eddie Kendricks - Keep On Truckin
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Malente & Dex - Doo Doo Dance
SWV - Blak Pudd'n
Midnight Juggernauts - Shadows
The Golden Filter - Dance Around the Fire
Kele - Tenderoni
Kanye West (featuring Dwele) - Power
Uffie - ADD SUV (Armand Van Helden Remix)
Dominique Young Unique - War Talk
Rihanna - Rude Boy (Cosmic Dawn Remix)
Furacao 2000 x Fever Ray x The Twelves - Um Tapinha Nao Doi (Andre Paste Mash)

 

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mp3: Radioclit vs Guns n Roses - Sweet Secousse of Mine (Buraka Som Sistema Mix)  

 


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