The Hundreds and Thousands is an indie three-piece formed by ex-Starling members Ian LeFeuvre (vocals, guitar), Peter von Althen (drums), and Maury LaFoy (bass). Inspired by bands like Muse, Radiohead, and U2, the Toronto-based group writes songs about the emotional and physical confines of day-to-day drudgery – crowded trains, unfocused thoughts, the brash white noise of passing conversations, the unfulfilling nature of modern employment, and conformity plaguing daily life.
Their self-titled debut is driven by thumping basslines, slappy drums, and punchy guitars that place the album comfortably between the glossy epic drama of Matt Bellamy and Co. and the blue collar rebellion rock of The Clash. It takes only a listen to the catchy hooks of Rat Race to convince you that these guys have it. Check them out.