Archive for April 18, 2012

The Hundred In The Hands Announce “Keep It Low” Single, Share MP3

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“Keep It Low” 12” Single Includes 4 Remixes and the B-Side “Mountains”

Free MP3 Download of “Keep it Low” or Stream the Track on YouTube

Don’t Miss The Hundred In The Hands Live at Brooklyn’s Glasslands on May 15th 

The Hundred In The Hands has announced the upcoming release of the “Keep It Low” single from their upcoming album, RED NIGHT. The 12” single is due out May 28 via Warp Records and will include an original B-side, “Mountains” and remixes from Andy Stott, Pattern, and JD Twitch of Optimo who supplies two reworks. The anthemic “Keep it Low” has a driving rhythm that underpins Eleanore Everdell’s seductive and wistful vocal turn and Jason Friedman’s echoing guitars and spiraling atmospherics building the song from its melancholy beginning to a fever pitch.

The Hundred in the Hands chose remixers who have been inspiring them, the band says: “We were listening to Andy Stott’s “Passed Me By” and “We Stay Together” EP’s a lot as we started the record. So many good ideas and textures, with low end in the extreme that kind of rattled our minds a bit. When it came to looking for people to remix, he was first on the list. The legendary Optimo duo have been such an influence on so many artists in recent years, and in maybe too many cases we end up liking their versions a bit more than the originals. We just had to ask. JD Twitch turned in two versions, each unique and equally epic. We couldn’t make up our minds so, we stuck them both on. We’d been hearing bits from Patten and got excited. It’s hallucinatory, uneasy and fractured. Pretty much everything we like. “Mountains” was a track that was written totally in the flow of the album but still just couldn’t fit in, it just wouldn’t play nice with the other tracks and just became its own beast of a thing. This seemed like the best place to let it out.”

After successful showings at two recent VICE events which included the San Francisco installment of the Creator’s Project, the band will debut their new material live for the first time next month in NYC. This Glasslands performance on May 15 will be an opportunity to join The Hundred in the Hands in their own nocturnal city where time stretches, tempos drop, and guitars plunge rumbling and throbbing out against denser and denser vocals as the story unfolds.

“Keep It Low” 12” Tracklisting
A1. Keep It Low (Edit)
A2. Keep It Low (Andy Stott Remix)
A3. Keep It Low (A JD Twitch Optimo Remix)
B1. Mountains
B2. Keep It Low (Pattern Remix)
Keep It Low (A JD Twitch Optimo Dub)


Monica Lionheart – Let Go

Posted in News on April 18, 2012 by dk

Monica Lionheart – Indian Summer on iTunes

Directed by Gella Zefira and Mark Lovato
Music and Lyrics by Monica Lionheart
Produced by Alon Leventon

Orphans STHLM & Sticky Stockholm – Guns & Ammo EP(Stream)

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Ying and Yang, Guns and Ammo, Donuts and Cucumber. Going all out and staying mellow at the same time. Time and space, rat poison and sugar. This is music telling a story – one of contrast and similarity. It’s also the vain effort to design a weapon with music.

It should make you feel like a loaded gun packed with joy.

Orphans STHLM and Sticky Stockholm produce their second co-op EP together, making heavy use of equipement like legal streaming services of the latest sports, chilled Pale Ales in bottles, the old old iPad, classy keys and a couple of laptops. Replaying each others carefully played synths, revisiting their beloved Korgs, the result is without any surprise: excellent.

Release: 18th of April 2012