Athens group, The Humms, release their third album today, titled “Pelzer Fuck Club” on Gypsy Farm Records.
It includes 12 brand-new songs dealing with a range of subjects not unheard of from anyone that has previously perused the band’s catalog, dating back to 2008.
Early stand out tracks include the trip-soaked story of a song called Maurice & the numbing, Sometimes I Feel (Nothing At All).
“On ‘Maurice’ the titular character is questioned and called out for dealing counterfeit pills straight from his pockets, which results in people feeling ill, an unsettling result for the sick seeking their fix. The song’s acoustic guitar cast a weightless sunny gauze over the song, which paired with a simple infectious keyboard melody binds the weight of the subject matter with infectious melody.” – The Go Go Radio Magic Show
“The song ‘Sometimes I Feel (Nothing At All)’ hits you right in the heart with a tightly clenched fist. This song is beautiful despondency packaged in an immediate indie rock classic.” – Tristen Colby, Rapturous Noise
We caught up with the producer of Pelzer Fuck Club (GF013), Skud Harris, originally tasked by Gypsy Farm with assisting the Humms in their 3rd effort.
“It recently came to my attention that the fine folks over at Gypsy Farm are releasing that album “Pelzer Fuck Club”, of which I had the unfortunate experience of producing. I can not express the amount of emotion that went into the trash while working with this group, from the bank of red clay to the shadow of pine. At times, It felt like a feat, in fact, that this album ever materialized, much less with myself holding the helm steady.
Then at other times, it was anything but steady. I would surmise that we all learned a little something about ourselves & though I can not necessarily say we emerged as better people, we certainly came out [on] the other side as different people.
While we did have our arguments, hurt feelings, & upsets, after all, what does a producer do? Sometimes they just stay out of the way.”– Skud Harris
Physical formats of the album include vinyl, courtesy of Kindercore in Athens, Ga & cassette, by way of Canada’s AMT, inc.
Vinyl preorders will be shipped out as they are delivered by Kindercore, with bonus material as an extra “thank-you” for your support.