Posted in metal | music | pictures on December 5, 2011

photos by Tim Griffin

Hum @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

I can say without any reservations that this was a moment I had thought about for nearly 15 years. HUM was a band that I worshiped from my mid teenage years until well into my twenties. Their two major label records, You'd Prefer An Astronaut and Downward is Heavenward, I clutched tightly against my chest and listened to on repeat in the closed world of my angst-fueled bedroom. Next to ninja turtles bed sheets, posters of Nirvana and Issac Asimov novels, were cassette and CD copies of both albums. I can still remember hearing when I was 13 or 14 that HUM would be playing a small festival show at Worlds of Fun with my other favorite band of the time, Kill Creek. I've been beating myself up for missing that show for over a decade. -[Demencha]
The above review comes from the Kansas City reunion appearance of Hum, which went down a month after they played the AV Fest in Chicago and right before their Fun Fun Fun fest showing. We only posted one picture from their Austin show. This post attempts to remedy that situation.

If you missed them (possibly because you live in the East Coast), we also have a consolation prize in the form of a live recording via Cavis Tapes who recorded the whole Fun Fun Fun Fest set and posted it as a free download, Grab that before the link expires.

You can also get your Hum fix via a tribute LP which was recently released via Pop Up Records. The record features contributions from names like The Esoteric, Constants, Junius, City of Ships, and many others.

So far Hum has not announced any more shows. More of those belated Hum pictures from Fun Fun Fun Fest are below...

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Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

Hum at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 - 11/06/2011

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Comments (28)

Definitely one of the highlights from FFF Fest this year.

Posted by Steve | December 5, 2011 6:25 PM

the new hum movie, you'd prefer an astronaut, starring michael douglas

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 6:43 PM

Oh god please come to east coast! PLEASE!

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 6:50 PM

Awesome band!

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 7:43 PM

This band "Hum" should add the word "mus" to the end of their name.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 8:45 PM

Tour! Tour! Tour!

Posted by Brian | December 5, 2011 9:52 PM

BV you do realize that a photo shoot of HUMmus would give your regular readers much more enjoyment then simply photos of Hum right?

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 10:10 PM

This band is killing me by never playing any east coast shows. Come on!

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 12:09 AM

^those pants are killing me, and this is my fav band

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 12:13 AM

Jesus christ already play NYC, thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 12:44 AM

Comment is awaiting approval.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 1:50 AM

who the fuck are these guys

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 3:18 AM

Please play NYC!

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 3:36 AM

baggy

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 3:37 AM

carpenter

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 3:37 AM

denim

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 3:38 AM

12:13,

It's a step up from the fucking CUT-OFF JEAN SHORTS (and this was 1994, before they were obnoxiously ironic):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoeMHoVnjWo

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 9:41 AM

"who the fuck are these guys"

A band. You should check them out.


"Please play NYC!"

Obviously this statement couldn't be echoed enough.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 10:43 AM

Hello all fellow 30something BV posters. How y'all copeing? I just turned a couple weeks ago. I'm glad we all have HUM updates commensts section so we can all commiserate.

Really liked this band way back when. They could still pass for a buzzband if that album came out today.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 11:17 AM

hum - the quest for the golden riff

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 1:31 PM

holy fugocking shite, when did hum come back?? BEST

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 2:21 PM

This band was my favz when I was 14...the good ole dayz.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 3:44 PM

Electra 2000 was the only good record. The one before and the two after were a waste of time.

Posted by A Troll | December 6, 2011 10:30 PM

10:30 trolling hard with his obvious lie.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 12:50 AM

One of the greatest bands to walk the planet. Great pictures! Can't wait to listen to the audio!!!!!!

Posted by Matt Talbot is God | January 23, 2012 1:55 PM

Jared is a funny uncle!!!

Posted by Ivy Pants | January 23, 2012 1:56 PM

Check out a podcast review of You'd Prefer An Astronaut by Hum on Dig Me Out at digmeoutpodcast.com, a weekly podcast dedicated to revisiting lost and forgotten rock of the 1990s.

Posted by Dig Me Out Podcast | April 3, 2012 2:43 PM

gotta say epic

Posted by jordon | August 10, 2013 7:33 PM

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