Low Hum is gearing up for the October 8th release of the new album Nonfiction, due out on Last Gang Records. Today the Los Angeles based outfit, the brainchild of Hawaiian born musician Collin Desha, shares the new single “Model Me”. Nonfiction is available for digital and physical pre-order today, and is the second full length release for Low Hum following the 2019 debut LP Room To Breathe, which engendered comparisons to the stylings of Tame Impala and beloved UK group The Beta Band, and took home praise from KCRW, Relix and Clash Magazine among others. Early singles from the forthcoming album Nonfiction have already won attention from NPR Music, SPIN and Spotify’s “Modern Psychedelia” playlist.
Low Hum will celebrate Nonficiton with an album release show on October 3rd at The Echo in Los Angeles. This fall fans can catch Low Hum live on a North American tour with Mating Ritual. Upcoming tour dates below and at Low-Hum.com/tour.
Low Hum have found a global audience on YouTube and Spotify, with 10s of millions of organic streams among music fanatics on message boards and social media. A phenomenon that caught Desha off guard as his YouTube subscribers and streams increased exponentially in the months that followed debut album Room To Breathe’s release. “I first started to see videos that transcribed a few of my songs in Spanish and I was humbled by it,” says Desha. “Eventually it started to reach India, South Korea, Australia, Brazil… I was so impressed by the positivity in the comment section between everyone I became ecstatic my music was the thing bringing this little online community together.”
The forthcoming new album Nonfiction, was recorded and co-produced with Jon Joseph, and expands upon Desha’s kaleidoscopic Lo-fi meets Hi-fi futurism: a mixture of oceanic tranquility, dreampop-like sensibilities, heavy fuzzed-out riffs juxtaposed alongside melodious synth and vocals with refreshing punch. Low Hum, Desha says “was always meant to be my creative refuge, a place for me to escape my own reality and give me a sense of freedom” and is happy it has motivated those who listen “to feel a sense of community and that we are all in this together.”
“Fans of Tame Impala and The Beta Band might want to check out new single ‘Phantasms.’” – Brooklyn Vegan on “Phantasms”
“The Low Hum sophomore album meshes the soft feeling of low-fi beats with intense undercurrents of hi-fi escapism.” – American Songwriter
“Playfully woozy yet decidedly immersive psych-rock.” – Buzzbands.la