The Hundred in the Hands is an up-and-coming indie rock/pop group from New York, consisting of instrumentalist Jason Friedman and vocalist Eleanore Everdell. This is their debut album, though they have previously produced an EP called This Desert.
I first found out about them because of their association with the British group Broadcast. They are signed to the same UK label Warp Records, and their combination of electronics and haunting female vocals does invite comparisons with Broadcast. Everdell is much like an American Trish Keenan with her cool, detached voice and matching looks.
The Hundred in the Hands are actually a bit different from Broadcast though, as their songs generally have more of a thumping dance beat. Insofar as their music has a retro quality, it is more 1980s New Wave than 1960s film noir. This invites comparisons with Ladytron, another of the great British groups of recent years. The boy-girl combo and dance-music-with-attitude is also reminiscent of the Ting Tings.
Personally I think The Hundred in the Hands are amazing, and one of the best new groups I have come across in recent years. Hopefully there will be many more albums like this one.