The Hundred in the Hands

The Hundred in the Hands

Moon King, Expensive Looks

Sat, September 15, 2012

8:00 pm

$12.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

The Hundred in the Hands
The Hundred in the Hands
The Hundred In The Hands' self-titled debut quickly established them as one of the most compelling new acts of the last few years. After touring that album across the globe, the duo consisting of Eleanore Everdell and Jason Friedman, returned to their dimly-lit New York studio to work on their mesmerizing follow-up, RED NIGHT, due out June 12th via Warp Records. RED NIGHT 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.

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.

"From the start there was a darkness that was coming out both lyrically and sonically, the songs were all heartbreak and fear of losing something special, trying to find that better light."

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. They have recently been playing some of the new material to rapturous audiences at big events including a Vice party in LA at the end of February with Odd Future and Kid Cudi as well as the most recent Creators Project event in San Francisco with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, James Murphy, and Squarepusher. On RED NIGHT, The Hundred in the Hands have created an inimitable world that is sure to be one of this year's standouts.
Moon King
Moon King
Toronto's Moon King, Daniel 'Moon King' and Maddy Wilde, cut their teeth touring internationally in the late 2000's with the manic art-punk quartet Spiral Beach. After a brief hiatus, the dream-punk duo has returned… armed with supercharged guitars and electronics under tremendous vocal hooks and harmonies.
Expensive Looks
Expensive Looks
Expensive Looks is NY-producer Alec Feld. He grew up in New York on a steady diet of Chicago house, disco, old Motown stuff and a smattering of his parents’ psych records, as well as “trashy ’90s dance.” As a kid, he didn’t really know how any of the songs were created, or that sampling was even a thing that people did—but he wanted to be part of it, so he taught himself to DJ. From there, he began to produce. Feld has been surrounded by electronic music his entire life, but with no blueprint for how to make what he wanted to hear, he figured it out on his own. Dark Matters is his debut LP as Expensive Looks. It flows continuously across nine tracks, touching on elements of all the music he grew up on: hypnotic house, textured minimalism, and the gorgeous moment of musical epiphany that happens when a beat drops out and all that’s left is the aural equivalent of taking a deep breath and staring at the stars.
Venue Information:
Cameo Gallery
93 N. 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.cameony.com