In April, beloved alt-rock dark horses Hum celebrated the 25th anniversary of their milestone album, You'd Prefer an Astronaut, a Nineties classic rife with languid post-grunge haze, shoegazing listlessness, and enough feedback to drown out a jet engine. Today (June 23rd), they surprise-released Inlet, their first new album since 1998 — a gift celebrated by fans including Deftones, who handpicked them for their Dia de los Deftones festival in 2019, and Killswitch Engage, who have been known to soundcheck with their riffs. You can stream the album now via Bandcamp below.
The band shared the following statement: "Hum is happy to announce the release of our new album, Inlet. Vinyl (180g double LP), CD, and shirt bundles are available for immediate pre-order via polyvinylrecords.com/store/hum_inlet, with all pre-orders including a free digital download.
"The record is also available for consumption at http://humband.bandcamp.com and will ripple out to all digital platforms within the week.
"Vinyl manufacturing has been delayed a bit due to Covid. We are hoping we can ship late Summer. We'll keep you posted. The band is extremely thankful for the kindness we have received over the years, and we hope everybody is healthy and well!