It’s been a full decade since the release of The Humms’ debut album, Lemonland, one of the most haunting, psych-tinged garage rock gems to have ever been unearthed in Georgia. Though the band took a years-long hiatus while bassist Matt Garrison recorded and toured with Elf Power, guitarist and singer Zeke Sayer has been steadily churning out a handful of projects that show the range of his musicianship—wholesome and old-timey folk band the Shoal Creek Stranglers, mysterious surf rock group The Cryptides, and dark electronic act Bat & The Bears, to name a few.
Good things come to those that wait, and The Humms have announced a second album, Vampire Hours, slated for official release on Sept. 29. Recorded at Sayer’s own studio, Gypsy Farm, the album marks the return of The Humms’ original drummer, John Bleech, as well as appearances by Laura Carter (Elf Power) and Dave Kirslis (Cicada Rhythm). The band will offer special advance releases for Record Store Day—which was postponed this past April due to the pandemic, and has been divided into three Saturdays spread out across consecutive months—on Aug. 29 and Sept. 26 at Wuxtry, Low Yo Yo and select locations across Georgia, South Carolina, Maryland, Ohio and Kentucky.
Below, watch a new video for the forthcoming album’s first single, “Lady Low.”
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