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Low Hums

Low Hums

Rock / World / Psy Trance Seattle, WA  US


  • Sat

    Jan 16

    Bainbridge Island, WA, US | 7:30pm
  • Fri

    Jan 15

    Bellingham, WA, US | 10:00pm
  • Fri

    Jan 15

    Bellingham, WA, US | 10:00pm
  • 2015

    Oct 24

    Seattle, WA, US | 4:30pm

    Truly with Low Hums, The Valley "TRULY...were thelast great grunge group, and their classic 1995 albumFast Stories From Kid Comashould've shiftedIn Uterolike numbers." - Dave Segal, THE STRANGER2014"Truly's 'Fast Stories... from Kid Coma' #3 Top 10 Underrated Alternative Rock Albums of the 90's" - ALTERNATIVENATION.NET 2014SEATTLE'S Heavy-pop-psych innovators & former Capitol and Sub Pop artists are taking a break from working on a new album to embark on a tour of the USA exactly twenty years after releasing their long winding epic, the widely critically acclaimed double length album 'Fast Stories... from Kid Coma'. Truly includes the original Soundgarden bass player and founder Hiro Yamamoto, Screaming Trees founding drummer Mark Pickerel and features songwriter, guitarist, singer Robert Roth (nearly Nirvana's second guitarist, Jim Carroll collaborator, also played on Built to Spills, 'Perfect from Now On'...). Coinciding with these tour dates is a new single "Know One Remembers the Game" that will be released along with a new "Wheels On Fire/No One Remembers The Game" " 7" on Flotation Records. This August, 2015' Sony/Legacy will release the 'Singles Soundtrack Expanded Reissue'. Finally included will be Truly's "Heart and Lungs" from their Sub Pop debut which was always one of Cameron Crowe's favorite songs in the film."The movie and soundtrack are like snapshots of the city and the time and the feeling of promise in the air. I would put a few more songs on, and we finally did recently. Truly's "Heart and Lungs" is one of the songs that belonged. That song should have made the starting team." - Cameron Crowe, VANITY FAIR 6/2015In the early 90's, Truly released two E.P.s on Sub Pop, had a top-ten hit in Seattle with "Married in the Playground" and played the side stage at Lollapalooza two years in a row. They were soon picked up by Capitol Records in a rare window of time between 'In Utero' and Nirvana's subsequent untimely ending where the revolution was on and Truly were being encouraged by Capitol to not be concerned with singles, radio and MTV, but to push the envelope and carve out their own nitch as an "album band". Perhaps in a similar context to the way Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and the Who were expanding past the three minute single along side the emergence of F.M. radio. Truly were essentially allowed to explore, experiment and make whatever kind of music their muse suggested with very little interference from the label."Truly's carefully constructed pillar of sound is founded on elements from three decades of drug-induced pop darkness... a beguiling concoction, a sound characterized not only by atmospherics, but genuinely clever song-craft." - CMJ 'Fast Stories' was built from melancholy chording, geometric echos and riffing along with floating melody and gritty downtown poetry. More than just a collection of songs, the LP itself goes down like an early 70's haunted road movie based on a 50's pulp fiction novel laying out an impressionistic narrative for the listener to hang onto while being hurled along by the wild ride of Pickerel's thundering, snowballing drum flurry and Yamamoto's signature slinky, deep and angular groove. Heavy yet hooky... Punk yet Prog... Pop sometimes yet dark... dangerous while beautiful. Rain soaked wistful Mellotrons, Chamberlains and tape delays, create a narcotic celluloid backdrop behind channeled intra-band electromagnetism, self invented guitar tunings and with a solid and innovative approach to song writing. They explored avenues that remained vacant until label mates Radiohead or scene mates Queens of the Stoneage came along and began populating and gentrifying these neighborhoods. "Art rock from Soundgarden and Screaming Trees Alumni with sheets-of-sound guitars. A sonic speedball. - DETAILS "Strangely beautiful and completely entrancing." - RAYGUN "Truly's debut on Capitol Records is an eerie, atmospheric record that defies comparison to other major label releases by Seattle bands... From jagged dropped tuned guitars to hypnotic old movie soundtracks, Fast Stories is a harrowing Doors-like ride through a tangled, post Cobain landscape of broken dreams and disheartening social change... a profoundly affecting album. GRADE A - SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCERIn 1995 when 'Kid Coma' was released the band toured in the US for nearly half a year and then flew to London and proceeded to play most of the major cities in Western Europe. Toward the end of their month long tour they came back full circle to the U.K. for their headlining show at the Garage in London. This time they were greeted by a much larger crowd and flurry of over the top raves from the British and European press including an unprecedented two 5/5 reviews from Kerrang! "You need to hear Truly. You really do. If you like bands with integrity, passion, originality and power you should kill for a copy of 'Fast Stories...' right now. No Kidding." [5/5 *****] - "KERRANG!'"a hypnotically potent debut ('Fast Stories...)" - Q"#3 TOP ALBUMS OF 1995" - ROCKERRILLA (Italy)'After they arrived back home to the PNW EMI/Parlaphone in London were begging to have the band to come back to follow up the momentum, but Capitol asked the band to start pre-production for the next record while apologizing for their lack of focus on this buzzing new record. Now in the post Nirvana landscape of 1996, major labels were tightening there belts and preparing for mergers and aquistions. Truly's A&R were long gone and executives at the label who were unfamiliar with the band began to assert themselves into the creative direction much at odds with the bands impulses and their fans expectations. Rather than make music by committee Truly politely asked to leave the label. What was supposed to be an interim record of out takes and demos was released in 97'. 'Feeling You Up', on indie Thick Records out of Chicago was once again well received by the press worldwide, but after more touring the band, for various personal reasons, went on an extended hiatus before they had a chance to make a proper follow up."A heavily melodic and brilliant psychedelic rock band... with warm blast blasts of Mellotron and tremelo-bent guitarnoise as well as a clutch of classic pop songs."-NME'"Truly's stunning debut album is undoubtedly one of the finest Northwest releases of the 90's, and may one day be recognized as the 'Pet Sounds" of that era." -THE ROCKET MAGAZINE'Truly records have made it into the music collections of many musicians, some well known and some still forming bands. Over the years Truly has steadily continued to pick up new fans, some who are college age who feel a deep connection to to what they weredoing. Truly started playing again in 2008 including shows in Seattle, London and the AzkenaRock Festival in Spain along side Ray Davies, the Sex Pistols and Dinosaur Jr. After another period of lying low Truly headlined Neumo's in Seattle last year and have been busy with their much anticipated new album. The band are very much looking forward to celebrating their new and old music as well as connecting with fans new and old. They haven't played NYC's Mercury Lounge since the 90's or SF's Bottom of the Hill when they did a residency the week 'Kid Coma' was released. Truly will be joined by keyboardist Jaqcues Willis who will be providing the Mellotrons, Wurlitzers, analog synths usually played by Robert Roth on the Truly recordings.

  • 2015

    Sep 24

    Seattle, WA, US | 9:00pm


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