The Daily Choice: The Humms – Don’t Think About Death
You’d think that in the wake of a massive public disintegration at SXSW that the members of Bare Wires would’ve seen the eerie neon light that pulses slowly at the heart of rock ‘n’ roll, packed their bags and faded in to the sunset. Rock ‘n’ roll is a drug though, and those afflicted with it’s sometimes sweet addiction, kick the habit hard. Bare Wires frontmen Matthew Melton is obviously an addict as the dissolution of Bare Wires didn’t halt his musical journey, but instead kicked it in to overdrive.
The creation of new glam-pop-rock band Warm Soda, just a tinge more enjoyable than Bare Wires, would’ve been enough, but then there’s the touring and massive output of singles and then Fuzz City, the new label from Melton and crew. The Summer of Fuzz cassette that came out in the last few months is stacked with bigger names (Burnt Ones and Chain & The Gang) as well as smaller, less known fuzzed-out rock bands. One of these bands is The Humms. “Don’t Think About Death” is a stand-out amongst stand-outs on the cassette, a melancholy-yet-poppy bit of gothic garage that somehow manages to create images of sun-soaked roads and the dark corners that lurk beneath certain houses. Fuzz City seems to be saying that garage rock, pronounced comatose by the next wave of music, is still here, still different, still worth listening to.
Grab the cassette over at Fuzz City Records.