― buyabiznatch (buyabiznatch), Monday, 26 September 2005 20:08 (7 years ago) Permalink
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― jb, Monday, 26 September 2005 20:26 (7 years ago) Permalink
Coming to Hum from shoegaze, I was disappointed. I was hoping for America's answer to MBV or Ride--turns out lovesliescrushing was the former, and I'm still looking for the latter (tell me if you've found it, and yes, I've already heard Drop Nineteens--wasn't impressed). In any case I always thought the songs were a little too weak to support the tinny, indie-metal guitars, but I don't want to write them off completely by any means, having not heard enough of them to speak from any real experience.
― owen moorhead (i heart daniel miller), Tuesday, 27 September 2005 03:23 (7 years ago) Permalink
― richard wood johnson, Tuesday, 27 September 2005 04:15 (7 years ago) Permalink
Check out ex-Hum guitarist's project Glifted too. More of those heavy fucking guitars,much less pop.
Quite an underrated band indeed.. Those vocals are sometimes a rather grating, though.
― fizzcaraldo (Justin M), Tuesday, 27 September 2005 04:23 (7 years ago) Permalink
"Downward is Heavenward" is the bomb. Especially the 1st and last tracks. That guitar sound is out of this world, like Siamese Dream times 10.
-- fizzcaraldo (Justin M), Tuesday, September 27, 2005 4:23 AM (1 year ago) Bookmark Link
Ah yes...I just heard "Isle of the Cheetah" on shuffle and was all, "FUCK...those guitars, my god." Great guitar sound on that last album; the production on the previous one is disappointing, but Downward Is Heavenward fixed all that...
― stephen, Thursday, 20 September 2007 20:33 (5 years ago) Permalink
― turtwig greenturty (Matt P), Tuesday, 14 August 2012 22:39 (10 months ago) Permalink
― turtwig greenturty (Matt P), Tuesday, 14 August 2012 22:40 (10 months ago) Permalink
[went through a second drummer before overhearing Bryan St. Pere playing along to a Rush record out of his apartment window and recruiting him.
lol yeah they did
― j., Sunday, 14 October 2012 17:05 (8 months ago) Permalink
compared to pumpkins or rush who kinda display the drumming more prominently in the mix, hum drums are kinda understated. equally outstanding but easier to overlook.
― billstevejim, Monday, 4 March 2013 05:28 (3 months ago) Permalink
It looks like the band (and especially one band member, although I'm not sure which one) is angry that an independent vinyl reissuing company re-released You'd Prefer An Astronaut (priced around $30) without any involvement from the band themselves. And so one of the band members set up a store from his house, taking orders and slowly shipping original 90's pressings (worth over $100) for the same price.
― billstevejim, Wednesday, 20 March 2013 16:12 (3 months ago) Permalink