Hume

Hume

 HUME is a dynamic configuration of experimental pop and music
concrete that approaches sound in extremes to create unique recordings
and an ecstatic live experience.The constantly shifting brainchild
of classically trained Britton Powell, HUME has treaded through years
of extensive touring and a vast array of different sounds and atypical
instrumentation. Deeply rooted in the fabric of DIY America
the band has brought their exploratory sound to most spaces imaginable.
From 14 story rooftops to underground caves the band is known to blossom
in extreme and surreal environments. Sweeping changes in the
collective mindset and lineup brought about a heavy new vision with which
the group shifted again, landing in uncharted headspace, ultimately discovering 
a new approach to their music.  In the spring of 2011 the band arrived at
it’s purest, most compelling form to date, consisting of dual
drummers, vocals, electric bass, and electric guitar, often
decontextualized and redefined through otherworldly stereo processing.
Driven by intense, polyrhythmic double drummer beats, much of the
new material could be presented as unconventional dance music with
Powell’s clear and cutting vocal melodies, but the band adds layers of
crystalline sound-scaping through meticulously-crafted samples and
manipulation that take all of its familiar elements far out of the
realm of pop.  Long strides of isolated, improvised recording, intense
touring and an ever growing, stunning visual aesthetic through the
artwork of drummer, Wilson Kemp, have taken the group into a new
realm.  The band is currently based out of Baltimore/D.C. and has
three new releases in the works for 2012 including their first
full-length LP due this coming September.