Wow, it’s been far too long since I’ve posted here, and a lot has happened in the last eight months.
To start, on December 23, 2016, Mike and I released another Han Solo Project album, titled The Darth Album. Listen here:
In January, 30 backers and I successfully funded a Kickstarter campaign to get Dystopian Blues pressed to vinyl. I’m currently finalizing the artwork, getting the album mastered for vinyl, and working on the other rewards (art prints, original songs, and cover songs). For those of you who didn’t catch the pre-order, I’ll be selling copies from my Bandcamp page once I get them.
Last summer I also released the music video for Desert Life. Watch it here:
I was also interviewed by Mark at the Mad Sounds Podcast about the nature of being a DIY musician and sometimes one-man band:
Currently, aside from the Kickstarter rewards, I am recording my fifth LP, which will be out in early 2018. I’m also working on albums with a few other bands, and you can likely expect another Han Solo Project album by the end of the year.
My new album, Dystopian Blues, will be available on Friday, May 6th for streaming and purchasing online. You can listen to the album in advance over at the Deep Fried, Certified blog.
The new album will be very different from my first three, with very little vocals and not much guitar. This weekend I’ll add Dystopian Blues to my Discography page with an explanation of its meaning and influence.
This week, my long-time friend/drummer/collaborator/partner-in-crime Mike Bal and I released a new album as The Han Solo Project, titled The Force Hits Snooze. All the songs are about Star Wars.
Feel free to listen to it on Spotify, or purchase it on iTunes, Amazon, or wherever else you prefer to listen to music.
I recently did an interview for the blog over at Iris Records. We talk about some background on the new album, influences, lyrics, etc. Take a look and go buy some records!
My new album, Sexism Sells, is now available for purchasing and streaming.
Feel free to give it a listen and give me and let me know what you think about it by sending a message to my Facebook page, or leaving a comment below.
My new album will be released digitally on Monday, May 18th. The album is called Sexism Sells, and you’ll be able to find it on iTunes, Spotify, Rdio, Google Play, Beats Music, Amazon, and Tidal. You will also be able to stream it for free from my website. I’ll be seeing about a physical release later in the year, so I’ll be sure to post with any updates on that as they come.
Here’s some info about the album:
- I Want You To Die
- She Is Utter Silence
- Reminds Me of the Chain
- Everyday Evil
- Sexism Sells
- Desert Life
- Nature Is a Suicide Bomber
- I See Rivers Forming
- I Still Want You To Die
All tracks written, performed, produced, mixed, and mastered by Tom Hummer, except:
- Drums on tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, and 10 performed by Mike Bal
Artwork by Tim Bolar and Tom Hummer
Kelsey Hummer, Frank Hummer, Catherine Olsem, John Hummer, Pat Hummer, Dan Hummer, Sandra Hummer, Craig Groehn, Mike Bal, Jake Jackson, Abbie Jackson, David Cox, Tom Keinert, Darren Hushak, Quinn Eggink, John Van Roekel, Ryan Martin, Tim Bolar, Ian Anderson, Coleman Jackson, Sam Jackson, Chris Covell, Wes Fuhrman, Jeremy Nifras, Rachel Johnson, Bryon Dudley
I’ve been working a lot lately on the follow-up to Pairs, and recently finished tracking some cello and alto saxophone for it. Apparently my alto sax is totaled, for all practical purposes, and I sure as hell don’t own a cello, so I ended up renting both of them for a month. I hadn’t played much cello before, but found that a lot of the technique from my string bass playing days came in handy.
Tracking for the new album is probably about 80% done, with mostly vocals and some guitar, bass, and drum spots here and there. Nothing that’s left is quite as interesting as the cello and sax, and so I say to them “Adios fellas– it was a glorious month.”
My new album, “Pairs”, is now available for streaming on Spotify and digital download via iTunes.
Listen on Spotify below, or click here for iTunes.
Welcome to the new and official website for me, Tom Hummer. This site will be the center of any news, music, events, and other projects that I’m involved in.
Take a look around, and be sure to check back later this summer, when my new album Pairs will be streaming for free.