Homespun: HUMDRUM, Individual Man
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews HUMDRUM's CD, Individual Man. He had this to say:
If you were to break a certain folksy dictum and judge HUMDRUM's CD by its cover, you'd be right to assume that space is the place for this local quartet. The artwork for Individual Man features a hand-drawn image of an astronaut adrift in the cosmos, and the track list features titles such as "Hide and Seek in the Universe" and "Outerspace [SIC]." But for all the celestial reveries, vocoder freakouts and ambient soundscapes - the band cheekily thanks their delay pedal in the liners -- HUMDRUM's music is solid, two-guitar indie rock. While the band certainly pulls from space-rock heroes (and possible namesake) Hum, other prominent touchstones include Weezer's garage-pop, Spacehog's effervescent rock & roll and even the Foo Fighters' power-chord crunches.
Read the rest here. The band is doing an in-store at Vintage Vinyl on Thursday, November 12, at 8 p.m.