The Hundred In The Hands has announced the upcoming release their single Keep It Low lifted 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. Keep it Low has a driving rhythm that underpins Eleanore Everdell’s vocals and Jason Friedman’s atmospheric guitars which keep building through the track from its mellow beginning to its more intense finish. If you like Ladytron and/or Fever Ray, this will be right up your alley.
Listen to Keep It Low below.
For the 12″, 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.”
‘Keep It Low 12’ track listing:
A1. Keep It Low (Edit)
A2. Keep It Low (Andy Stott Remix)
A3. Keep It Low (A JD Twitch Optimo Remix)
B2. Keep It Low (Pattern Remix)
B3. Keep It Low (A JD Twitch Optimo Dub)
After appearing 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 at Brooklyn’s Glasslands on May 15.
For more information on The Hundred In The Hands, visit thehundredinthehands.com.