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Hundredth releases EP reimagining of 'Rare' LP

Saturday, June 16, 2018 7:59 AM PT
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Official press release:

Hundredth are celebrating the one year anniversary of RARE, their fourth full-length and the sonic rebirth that propelled the band into bold new direction and landed on Stereogum's Best Albums of 2017 list. To celebrate the band have a surprise release of Ultrarare, a complete reimagining of seven RARE tracks that expands the band's sound even further.

Ultrarare takes the melodies of RARE and removes any semblance of aggression, leaving the layers of reverb and adding warm synth textures and a dream pop sensibility. Singer/guitarist Chadwick Johnson's ethereal voice floats above the tracks guiding the listener through yet another impressive sonic pivot. Ultrarare is not only another essential listen from an ambitious band, it's proof that Hundredth aren't done evolving yet.

Stream Ultrarare via YouTube.

Johnson describes Ultrarare, saying, "The production of RARE was very focused— It was based around big, reverby guitars and driving drums. I was listening back one day to the album and felt like some of the the songs could be reinterpreted and take on a whole new vibe. I started toying around on a couple of the songs using synths instead of guitars and the songs went to a completely different place. RARE is a rush. Ultrarare is the comedown."

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