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"Splendid Magazine Review"

This young San Francisco band handily topples indie rock's slack and sloppy clichés with their forceful, brutish rhythms, mammoth guitars and triple-action, from-the-gut vocal onslaught. Not that they can't be tender; the guitars on "Automatik" chime like Johnny Marr, while their digital-crisp sound on "Imaginary Girlfriend" (and the hushed robot vocals) smack of Thingy. However, "Mac Truck", with its anthemic strings and ascending/descending chords that seek to soundtrack that scene in a road movie when the heroes have just hit the blinding open road, best encapsulates The Hundred Days' uncharacteristically carnal rock. -- Justin Stewart - splendidzine.com


"Music Morsels Review"

"...More leaning towards the ethereal alt rock darlings, but with a deft touch of prog instrumentation and luscious vocal harmonies, this CD is a breath of fresh and interestingly scented air. Moody but uplifting, mellow but intense, The Hundred Days' music will soothe and grasp your soul simultaneously." - Serge Entertainment


"Left Off the Dial Review"

"Any good band should be more than the sum of all of their polyphonous influences. The Hundred Days hide their influences by having a strong vision of their own. They are not just writing their own songs in the style of another band, as so many do. Nobody wants to hear how The Hundred Days would write a Radiohead song, and fortunately, this is not what Peluka does. Instead, they refashion something exciting (and yes, original) out of their various influences. With soaring Radiohead-esque vocals and subdued Galaxie 500 guitars, The Hundred Days also add the melodic and lyrical knowledge of a Built to Spill or even of a less amplified Hum. The result speaks for itself and if there is any musical justice, The Hundred Days will only progress from this very promising start. ." - leftoffthedial.com


"SFWeekly Review"

"Dark and otherworldly, The Hundred Days feature a hypnotic melody with poetic lyrics driven by volatile and swerving instrumentals. Characterized as indie rock, the group moves far beyond the category with rhythms drawn from a vast range of styles (classical, jazz, Middle Eastern, blues, and bluegrass), integrating the influences with depth and originality. The Hundred Days' vocals are matched by music that swoops and falls - dark and brooding one moment, explosive the next. There's not a bad track in the lot, a lofty distinction many signed bands can't claim. With a hungry, troubled mood elevated from the dark corners by violins, The Hundred Days manages to be ethereal yet gritty, emerging as one of the best new bands to hit the San Francisco music scene this year." - sfweekly.com


"Th Source Weekly (OR)"

"Pick of the Week" With influences that include Radiohead and Built to Spill, The Hundred Days is classified as indie rock but breaks those boundaries by mixing a variety of sounds, styles, and instruments in their melancholy and soulful performances. - tsweekly.com


"Demo Universe Review"

"...The Hundred Days are a knockout...accurately pointing fingers at Radiohead and Built To Spill as progenitors of their artful, moody sound, nevertheless The Hundred Days chart their own course. Sharing the helm are guitarist Jon Smith, a high and shy vocalist in the style of a more-androgynous Michael Stipe or less-operatic Craig Wedren. " - demouniverse.com


"Performer Mag review"

San Francisco quartet The Hundred Days conquers the moody indie pop world where Interpol and The Cure once reigned supreme. This album is solid from the first song onward, with bright, reverb-laden guitar, moody lyrical melodies and big sing-along choruses.
The first two tracks, “Entertainment” and “This Precious Town,” show off the band’s use of dynamics, white noise and subtleties to feed off each other and build songs to roaring guitar-orchestra finishes.
The Hundred Days aren’t afraid to change tempo or the mood in the middle of a song. If you’re expecting a verse-chorus-verse album then you’re looking in the wrong place. At times a small tinge of prog rock surfaces in songs such as “Sunday’s Best.”
This band isn’t afraid to try something different either. Poppy little instrumental “Featurette” gives the band a chance to show off their tight rhythm section and throw around a little slide guitar to complete the package. Other notable experiments include the energetic “Benefactor.” Clocking in at just over two minutes, this song only has four words and satisfies your urge to clap and coo like The Dandy Warhols. While at first it might seem like The Hundred Days have a bit of an identity crisis, they have instead found a way to play what they want and make it work.
Although it may appear like The Hundred Days wear many of their influences on their sleeves, each track is alive with emotion, something that is lacking with many bands. This album is strongly recommended if you’re looking for the next great road trip album or you’re just tired of listening to the same old passionless garbage. The bottom line is The Hundred Days write great songs and leave you wanting more. (Self-released) - Performer Mag


"The Owl Mag"

In a seemingly effortless blend of relentless rhythms, stirring vocals, layered guitars, and atmospheric keyboards, SF rockers The Hundred Days paint euphoric soundscapes on their eponymous new release. With a wall of feedback and airborne melodies, the band, at their best, take cues from the moody daze of shoegaze, the soaring qualities of some of Radiohead's best, and kick the tempo up a few notches. Singer Jon Smith's deep vocals complete the hazy, frenetic scene while still possessing clarity and a modern edge that bodes well for radio play.

A pleasant surprise can be found in the tracks that present the fluorescent instrumentals as the centerpiece. Both the airplane liftoff of the intro track and the gorgeous pre-finale of "Featurette" are striking to say the least. Slower moments have the tendency to drag when accompanied by Smith's crooning, though when his vocal strains edge against the sweeping guitars, as in "Hey", the band creates catchy gloomy gems that deserve to be dug up as singles.

This local indie band has made a promising effort, as they take on classic influences that clearly compliment their own sound. Rarely is new rock this sonically arresting.

- Gabrielle Goodbar - The Owl Mag


"Zero Magazine Review"

THE HUNDRED DAYS - Although their resume may read as something more similar to that of a platinum album band, the Hundred Days deserve nothing less than the title of one of San Francisco's most hard-working bands. While performing 1-2 times a month at local rock clubs (Bottom of the Hills, Café Du Nord etc.) the Hundred Days have earned the respect of Killers' fans and new rock appreciators all over the Bay Area. Their hit single "Disaster," is anything but a mess and has admirers singing along at every live show (and road trip) to date. Formed in late 2004, the Hundred Days have been featured multiple times on San Francisco's favorite rock station, Live 105. And if you thought that that's where it ends, you're mighty wrong. The band is next producing with Jeff Saltzman, who has worked with The Sounds and yes, The Killers. The Hundred Days are only beginning what is promising to be a long career, so you better jump ahead and catch them live while it's still somewhat cheap and there are no convenience charges. As fellow Bay Area-ers, we should all be proud! You can catch them Thursday, August 17th at Cafe DuNord.
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- ZERO MAGAZINE - Zero Magazine


"Nitewise SF Review"

"The Hundred Days is more than the 100 years, by far! It seems that the 100th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake here in the beautiful City of San Francisco is the most exciting thing the media gods can come up with. Well, I'll stick to their number game of "100's" but this time excitement is gonna shake us a whole lot harder! They will rock and roll right off the charts! See for yourself the history that is being made, I'm speaking of The Hundred Days. Rocking rhythms, booming guitars,burning hot melodies that make any romantic crumble from the inside. The hundred days are making a name for themselves with every howl through the microphone. You'll want to see these fresh faces before they blow up, as it's gonna happen. Good for them....shitty for us but that's what happens with kick-ass-good groups..."
- Nitewise - Nitewise SF


Discography

"The Hundred Days" (2006)-LP

"Disaster" has received airplay on Live 105 and Alice Radio.

"Hey" is receiving airplay on Live 105's soundcheck and Local Lounge.

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Bio

“…one of the best new bands to hit the San Francisco music scene this year.” -SFWeekly

With driving rhythms, soaring guitars, textural keyboards and powerful vocal melodies, The Hundred Days (formerly named Peluka) pushes indie/alternative in new directions. Drawing from a variety of influences (post punk, alternative, britpop), the band hits hard with a sound that has been compared to The Cure, Interpol and Echo and the Bunnymen. The band showcases their pop writing abilities with both sophistication and urgency. As a moody, dynamic indie rock band, The Hundred Days aims to please but keeps you guessing.

For their latest material, The Hundred Days worked with producer Jeff Saltzman (The Killers, The Sounds), mixing engineer Mark Needham (The Killers, Cake) and mastering engineer Steve Hall (Green Day, Alanis Morissette). The Hundred Days music has received adds on Top 40 and Hot AC stations across the U.S. and has been put into regular rotation on over 20 commercial FM stations nationwide. Recently, The Hundred Days is being featured on San Francisco’s biggest commercial alternative stations Live 105, Alice 97.3. They were picked as one of the 20 best bands in the Bay Area by Live 105 and featured on Live 105’s Homegrown Weekend, Soundcheck, Local Lounge and performed the Live 105 Local Lounge Showcase. In January Live 105 music director featured The Hundred Days on his annual crystal ball soundcheck show and predicted "The Hundred Days will be a breakthrough band in 2007." In September 2006, Owl Mag.com put The Hundred Days in their “Band Barometer Bands to Watch in 2006”. Their song “Mac Truck” has been used twice on the new ABC series Knock First and the corresponding Knock First soundtrack.

The Hundred Days formed in 2004 and have toured the west coast from Southern California to Canada. The band performs 1-2 times a month at San Francisco's premier rock clubs including Bottom of the Hill, Cafe du Nord, 330 Ritch Street, Red Devil Lounge, and Studio Z. Other performances include Hard Rock Café (SF), The Troubadour (Los Angeles), The Knitting Factory (Los Angeles), The Viper Room and Graceland (Seattle).