THE HUNDRED IN THE HANDS

THE HUNDRED IN THE HANDS

SILVER SWANS, Teenage Sweater

Tue, June 26, 2012

8:00 pm

Rickshaw Stop

$10-12

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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.
SILVER SWANS
SILVER SWANS
Silver Swans (featuring Ann Yu of LoveLikeFire) capture the eerie drama of The Knife and the sweet darkness of Ladytron. "Beautifully swirling hollow vocals and intricate electro instrumentals that lift you into a dream state ... a constant, yet enjoyable struggle between vocals and electronics." --Exitfare
Teenage Sweater
Teenage Sweater
Comprised of Mario Armando Ruiz and Michael Paul Delgado, Teenage Sweater takes over where The Girl With The Violent Arms (Ruiz’s previous endeavor) left off. Both utilizing multiple synths and samplers, their sound is equal parts danceable and meditative. Sometimes, they are graced with live percussion by Starskate’s Shaun Hunter, which makes for an exciting mix of analog and digital beats. Having recently released their sophomore album, they are gearing up to release a proper LP later this year, which will be following some heavy touring.

"Teenage Sweater, the project of California's Mario Ruiz and Connor Alfaro, drapes his programming pad in waterfall-like cascades of synths and reverb-soaked vocals. It's not overwhelming; he doesn't use too many elements at once, and the composition definitely falls into the category of minimal pop. This isn't Niagara, but rather one of those sexy waterfalls people are always photographing swimsuit models under, but the lyrics, about longing for the right person, present the possibility that it could be a waterfall of tears in the mirror. Either way, it's catchy, and the rest of the songs on Teenage Sweater's debut record, Kewl, fall into similar categories." --Impose

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