Brooklyn duo The Hundred in the Hands have announced that ‘Pigeons’ is the next single from their forthcoming debut album – and released a suitably breathtaking video to accompany it.
The single will be released on 12” and digitally on Sept 13th, backed with remixes by Blawan and Walls. Their self-titled debut album follows a week later.
Talking about the subject of the song and video, The Hundred in the Hands' Jason Friedman says of the protagonist: “She's drifting between weekends with her friends in the city center. There’s dirty pigeons wandering around. In the city, even the birds are filthy. She sneaks out the house. She’s got a crush and they hook-up but she’s doing it more out of boredom and he’s doing it because he’s a teenage boy. It’s like a looped narrative, every weekend, the same thing. She makes mistakes, possibly very, very bad mistakes but she’s always in control. She's smarter than most of the people she meets. Up on the roof she looks at the city and the pigeons flying in circles above and wonders why don’t they just fly away?”
The Hundred in the Hands LP is an album of deceptively complex pop songs which hark back to the dance music of NYC’s storied underground. The album is a product of DIY home-recording plus a series of studio sessions in London and New York with contributions by producer friends including Jacques Renault, Richard X, Eric Broucek and Chris Zane.
In the meantime, the band continue their two month run in the UK and Europe.
Thurs 05-Aug UK Brighton New Hero (NOTE: Change of venue)
Fri 06-Aug UK Eastmor Castle Big Chill, Clash Stage
Sat 07-Aug UK London, Camden Proud Gallery
Fri 20-Aug UK Wales Green Man, Far Out Stage
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