Human Potential releasing ‘I’m Glad You’re Alive’ (stream “Fast Trash”)
Human Potential -- the solo project of Andrew Becker, former drummer of Dischord math rock band Medications and Brooklyn experimental rock band Screens -- will release his fourth album, I'm Glad You're Alive, on February 7 via Becker's own What Delicate Recordings. He made it with Woods member and go-to indie rock producer Jarvis Taveniere (Purple Mountains, Real Estate, Vivian Girls, etc), and you can hear the fruits of their labor on new song "Fast Trash." It's the kind of dizzy, quirky indie rock song that may take you back to the height of the Animal Collective/Dirty Projectors era. Here's what Becker says about it (in third person):
For nigh on a decade, the Human Potential Cosmodemonic Research Lab has been fastidiously working on AI technology that could, should and would relieve the herculean burden shouldered by founder, Andrew Becker, in order to write popular music songs. As Becker became increasingly indifferent to picking up a guitar or depressing a piano key, as well as insisting on spending more time watching Philadelphia 76ers basketball, we labored to design a throng of machines capable of replicating the preternatural insipidness for which the Human Potential sound project is renown. Unfortunately, just as we were on the brink of an astounding, paradigm shifting breakthrough, the technology was destroyed after one machine accused another of stealing a melody, hired an intellectual property attorney and subsequently infected our server with hacked Burisma data, which was then confiscated by Robert O'Brien himself. With no recourse, we placed a guitar in Mr. Becker's torpid hands, hoping that the mellifluous sounds of an out of tune E chord would reanimate his moribund spirit. Alas, two days later, Becker strolled into the lab with a tune he had christened, "Fast Trash". From our family to yours...enjoy!
Well there you have it! Listen here: