Hi friends. Update: I won't be able to take possession of the posters until Tomorrow it turns out, so the release day is bumped out to Wednesday. I might take a few pre-orders Tuesday night so I can start printing packing slips. Check back here. I will let you know the exact times, etc. And I am so very sad to report I did make a mistake on the song order. Aphids is listed as the first song on side 4...but it's actually the second song. After Puppets. Hmmm...well...ain't shit I can do about it now. Collector's item anyone?? Anyway, wanted to come clean. Sad face.
Double album. Gatefold. 180g vinyl manufactured by RTI. Lacquers were cut from 1/2" analog masters and an entirely analog signal path was used during mastering and cutting. Side four is composed of three b-sides, and, I'll be damned, "Boy with Stick" is one of them...also cut from an original 1/2" master I had secreted away in my studio. The cost is $35. Add the optional Jay Ryan 12"x12" limited edition print for a total of $50 all in. (Not pictured...because Jay is still working on it. Printing tomorrow I believe. I've seen the initial drawing and it is, of course, beautiful.) I took a copy to the bar Thursday night and listened alone (easy to be alone at the Loose Cobra on a Thursday night, unfortunately) and I thought it sounded great and was also thrilled that all the songs were actually in the right order (because I'm like that and I worry about that kind of thing, as well as everything.) Each copy comes with a little card explaining the mastering process and signed by yours truly...not that my signature is worth the paper upon which it is sketched. I hope you love it. I'll start taking orders Tuesday morning. Bears-Packers kick off in 24 minutes. I'm out. Love you. -mt
Hi friends. Looks like I'll have a couple pallets of Downward is Heavenward records dropped in my driveway toward the end of the week. I'm hoping to start taking orders Monday or Tuesday of next week (Dec. 17 or 18) pending completion of optional accompanying Jay Ryan poster. In the meantime, I have made available some tour posters from our shows in Grand Rapids (2015) and Athens, OH (2016). Visit www.earthanalogrecords.com. Click on "store." This is the same place to which you will travel to order the vinyl next week. Can you dig it? Also, you should come to the Loose Cobra (www.loosecobra.com) this weekend for Indiana NoiseFest. Even though it's in Illinois. Blatz cans are just $2 bucks. Cheers!
Hi friends. Just wanted to let you know I'll have a few pallets of DiH vinyl re-issues departing California for my house tomorrow. I'll post here when they arrive and when I got my ducks in a row to start processing orders. But just know that I'll be accepting and shipping orders well before Christmas and that there will be no scarcity of records. If you have a question, it's likely I will answer it here with a post in the coming days. So check back. Or come see me at the Loose Cobra tonight or tomorrow night. My shift starts at 6:00 cst. Cheers! -mt
Hi friends. This is matt. Wanted to let you know about a few things going on in our world here. In no particular order: Our vinyl re-issue of Downward is Heavenward is in the manufacturing stage. Please visit my label site for details: http://www.earthanalogrecords.com/ Meanwhile, I'm very happy to let you know we are nearing the end game with our new record. I've got just a but more singing to do and then we'll start mixing in late October. My band mates have done some amazing work and I'm lucky to be part of it. We'll keep you posted here. Lastly, on a personal note, I'm doing a few solo shows in November around the Midwest. Maybe I'll see you around? See below for link. Love to all. -mt https://www.facebook.com/matt.talbott.music/
Pomona, California this Saturday 9/24/2016 at the Fox Theater. Touché Amoré / HUM with special guests Balance & Composure. https://www.facebook.com/events/1609353922688346/ Heading back out to California for one more show before we get back to work writing and recording new music. Looking forward to playing my new Dunable Guitars R2D2 and challenging the sound engineer with unreasonable decibel levels. Sacha makes some of the best instruments on the planet. Give them a look if your on the market for a new guitar or bass. Can't say enough good things. If you're in the area, we'd love it if you came out to see us this Saturday! -Tim
Looking forward to jettisoning are day jobs for the next week! See you in New York! http://www.terminal5nyc.com/event/1229005-hum-touche-amore-new-york/
And one in Athens, OH at The Union Bar & Grill on Sept 10 http://tinyurl.com/hqj6cel One of the first bars to ever book us out of town!
Look at these dirt bags. Embarrassing. Be that as it may, we'd love it if you joined us this Saturday in historic Tolono, Illinois for CobraFest 2016. tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hum-wsweet-cobra-cloakroom-electric-hawk-and-dibiase-tickets-25653509337 Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/512589602274981/
Instead of hitting "like" on all the comments below, we would just like to thank everyone who came out to our shows, and those who wish they could have, and everyone else who have supported us through the years. You all made the tour possible. It was awesome. Our tour manager Chris took this photo somewhere in Wyoming as the sun rose as we drove back from Seattle. I think he might have been driving at the same time, or sleeping, or sleeping and driving, not sure.