Atmospheric electronic space-pop pixies Hundred Waters are embarking on a headlining tour in the spring of 2015. Currently on the heels of their excellent sophomore album The Moon Rang Like a Bell, the band has been touring in support Interpol since the top of the fall. That tour has just recently met some trouble as both bands were stuck in the terrible blizzard that hit Buffalo, NY this week. Subsequently, both bands have cancelled shows in Toronto, and Hundred Waters has cancelled their appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman tonight, for what would have been their network television debut (check Hundred Waters‘ and Interpol‘s Twitter accounts for some updates; some funny, some scary).
Late-night TV performance or not, Hundred Waters has been having a pretty great year. In addition to their new record, they also released their Down the Rafters remix EP last month which features reworkings on Moon Rang tracks by Tim Hecker, the Field, and Huxley.
Hundred Waters’ 2015 tour dates are below. Watch their video for “Out Alee.”
Huxley is hot right now, handling deep and dirty house and garage that hustles to the bounce and grubbiness of bass and offers full phatness where you don’t care how many pounds Michael Dodman’s set will add to your winding waistline. For B-line gluttons, Luke Solomon stumps up a pretty ridiculous one for Iz & Diz, and Nyra’s “Best Of” will get all up under your ribs with a bitchy, pre-millennium garage beast. Suggestive until it’s going at you nose to nose, as if the DJ is giving you the eye all night long before wading through the crowds, Huxley charges from settled beginnings into throwback NYC sounds with Todd Terry and Kenny Dope as inspiration. So upfront that it’s grooving towards the past, so cool that sentences like that don’t have to make sense, its peaks see the mirrors on the glitterball steam up.
Gavin Herlihy’s “Get Loose” and Huxley’s own “Let It Go,” apart from being instructions requiring no second invitation, throw out rapier-like synth segments, symbolizing the mix’s button pushing being alive with vibe. AND.ID weighs in with extra pressure, Baunz adds a sampled monologue to move to that was probably always on the cards, and though the grooves cool at the back end of the mix, Sebo K and Julio Bashmore return to wrenching the thermostat.
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