Hundredth announced via Facebook yesterday the release of two new B-Side tracks. These tracks coincide with their full-length album “Rare” which was released earlier this year. It’s been a busy and hectic year for Hundredth. They performed on all dates of the US Warped Tour, the tour bus they shared with Being As An Ocean went up in flames, and they released their latest full length “Rare”. Now the release of these two B-Side tracks and their upcoming tour are the perfect way for the band to end the year on a high note.
These two new tracks, much like the rest of the “Rare” album, show a change in the band’s sound, sounding similar to alternative pop-punk/shoegaze bands such as Title Fight, Balance & Composure, and Joy Division. It’s always been very clear that Hundredth have drawn inspiration from all of their influences throughout their musical career. If you were expecting to hear vocalist Chadwick Johnson’s crushing vocals or meaty side-to-side breakdowns, then you probably haven’t listened to Hundredth in a while. With that being said, this is another stellar release from the band. Once again proving that their writing abilities transcend further than simply what genre they choose to write in.
Back in June after an interview with CLRVYNT, Chadwick took to Facebook to explain the inspiration behind the band’s progression and change in sound.
“We drained our ‘hardcore’ vein on ‘Free’. After it, we felt unfulfilled & boxed in. We had nothing left to give without rehashing the same shit (for a ‘paycheck’…That was never our intention when we started this band and we didn’t want it to become that)”.
These two new tracks are the perfect example of what the band wanted to do with this new sound. The two new “Rare B-Sides” are available for purchase and streaming from all your regular services, which you can find links for via the band’s Facebook page here.
Hundredth are currently preparing for the beginning of their “Rare” USA tour.
The tour kicks off at Metro Gallery in Baltimore on the 30th of November with Spotlights, Tennis System, and Gleemer. You can find full tour dates and ticket info here.