Psych-trippers and all-around-down to hang out in your garage, The Humms have just released a brand-new video for their song titled Blue Bite and let me be the first to say that I’m not sure what to make of the song, much less the video.
The tune comes from their Vampire Hours album, released on vinyl by Gypsy Farm last fall and the “M.A.S.H. on acid” type atmosphere within this accompanying video is reminiscent of my long lost youth, attempting to fine-tune our television antenna that stretched up beyond the heavens.
The headache induced by this music video is not unlike that old picture on our beloved Zenith set.
But alas, this video showcases the band’s ever-widening, multi-genre court of noise, to be polite. It was produced by Gypsy Farm subsidiary, Parkertown productions.
NPR’s John Slights says “It’s not everyday an album containing psychedelic folk, sludge rock, and 60’s style surf rock inspired tunes comes along, but ‘Vampire Hours’ is exactly that. In many ways, it’s a throwback album that still manages to look to the future.” – (Athens News Matters)
Watch and share The Humms – Blue Bite music video on YouTube.
In support of #saveourstages, current GFR recording artists Uncle Goo (with backing band, the Country Dragons) and The Humms will perform live today at 4pm on NetfreqTV via their twitch account.
The show, hosted by Matthew Suwalski, and produced by Atlanta, GA’s NetfreqTV, is called Freq Out and will feature new material from The Humms off of their forthcoming album, Vampire Hours (GF011) as well as their first ‘public’ performance since 2013.
Tune in today, starting at noon (E.S.T.) for the complete stream, beginning with “Studio Stories”.
Despite the valid plea of longtime acquaintances to just “leave the corpse buried”, the official announcement came via the Humms’ website after a lone image appeared, revealing the album cover of a forthcoming record, Vampire Hours.
This sophomore effort is the band’s follow up to 2010’s Lemonland which debuted on Bachelor records (Austria) with an additional release by Odd Box (U.K).
“Screaming for the life they once forgot, shadow boxing the vampire they’re afraid to admit they are.” — Jared Cobb, The Peacock Observer
Flagpole magazine premiered the official music video for the record’s first single, “Lady Low” and announced that pre-orders for the album on 12″ vinyl LP are now available here.
Watch and share the music video for “Lady Low” below! Directed by W.J.A.Y / A Parkertown Production.
Vampire Hours is out Sept 29th, with a special advance release for Record Store Day at select shops on Aug 29th, Sept 26th.
After unleashing their debut LP last Tuesday via CLOUD Recordings, OLD SMOKEY reveals a real “live” music video in tribute to their jingle, “All The Way Slow”. The performance was captured at Gypsy Farm by editor WJAY on the first day of Fall 2013. Thanks to the folks over at Earbuddy.net and thee spiritual assistance of Sir Stephen.
AMERICA!! LOOK AWAY from yon Stupor Bowl. This promotion commotion, courtesy of Benjamin McCormick, Esq., appeared at our offices earlier today. The video is for “Dead Man’s Pose,” the lead single off Old Smokey’s debut album, “Wester Easter,” which is due out any day now (April 29, 2014 to speak specifically) as a joint release on Cloud Recordings and Gypsy Farm Records. Mr. McCormick, who has no time for such trivialities as The Facebooks, also lent his talents to the album’s artwork, for which (and for this) we at the offices of Old Smokey are eternally grateful.
As a fall breeze slithers through GF this morning, we pass on to you an original strum by Garett Hatch (and the sumthin sumthins), ripped from his solo effort seperate of thee band MOTHER THE CAR, currently finishing their debut LP at GF studio. Please enjoy this video/song “OUT OF PLACE” below from Hatch’s home-recording sessions :
Catch MTC with The Shoal Creek Stranglers at the Soul Bar in Augusta, GA on Nov 14th 200013. STAY TOONED FOR Exciting news from GFR!
Catch Turf-Rock sensations The Cryptides (members of The Humms, Timmy Tumble and American Mannequins) on September 11th in Augusta, GA at the fabulous (and ever hospitable) SOUL BAR..followed by a salty dash over to Asheville, NC on September 12th to wipe out at The DOUBLE CROWN. Please watch and share their video below and RSVP to the official event pages by following the following howling links:
Local weavers of the string dream known as “Old Smokey” have finished their debut record, titled “Wester Easter” and may we say, it’s an ear tickling treasure for sure. While we have not confirmed when it is to be released, our morning feeds are still spurting streams of magic via Robert Lomax’s direct vimeo line that reevealed a new video of the band’s latest single, “Leggy”. Shot on the spot at GFR, the clip captures cameo appearances by GF patrolmen Sgt Boogie and Funkin Duncan. Watch and Share via the player below :
Catch Old Smokey SEPTEMBER 1st
FOR FREE at TEDS MOST BEST in Athens, GA
7pm So SHARP!
GF corespondent Billy Shears received a package in the post this morning. Enclosed he discovered a VHS tape from The Ice Creams. Rumors surfaced this afternoon that thee tape self levitated into the media room’s Sanyo.
GF006 is in the works, we believe it may be the long awaited premiere release of THE ICE CREAMS material. Or not, Tyme Shall Yell. GF film editor Qik Asawhyp assembled this video last minute for “MY FRIEND FRANK”