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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Humdrum to Release New EP We Are Electricity This Saturday at Off Broadway

Posted By on Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 6:07 AM

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"Vanish" is as close to disco as we've heard Humdrum get, though Phil Strangman's psychedelic organ solo owes no small debt to the recently departed Ray Manzarek. Strangman stands out as the band's secret weapon this time around. He knows when to get complicated and when to hang back; few keyboardists straddle that divide this well. His performances are an object lesson on why We Are Electricity is Humdrum's best release by a mile -- the band knows better now when to turn up the quirk factor and when to lay out and let the song breathe. All the big-name producers and analog fetishization wouldn't matter without that discipline.

Stream the track "All We Need" from the new EP, below, and make sure to come out to the EP release show this Saturday at Off Broadway.

Humdrum EP Release 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue. $7. 314-773-3363.

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