Low Hum release “Phantasms” + announce LP Nonfiction

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On Jul 30, 2021

LOW HUM ANNOUNCE RELEASE DATE FOR NEW LP NONFICTION OUT OCTOBER 8TH VIA LAST GANG RECORDS – DIGITAL PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW

TOURING NORTH AMERICA THIS FALL WITH MATING RITUAL

HEAR THE NEW SINGLE “PHANTASMS”

Low Hum is excited to announce the October 8th release date for the new album Nonfiction, due out on Last Gang Records. Nonfiction will be the second full length release for Collin Desha, the Hawaiian-born, Los Angeles-based musician behind Low Hum. The new record follows the 2019 debut LP Room To Breathe, which engendered comparisons to the stylings of Tame Impala and beloved UK group The Beta Band, and  took home praise from KCRW, Relix and Clash Magazine among others. Room To Breathe would lead to a global audience on YouTube and Spotify, with 10s of millions of organic streams among music fanatics on message boards and social media. Nonfiction is available for digital pre-order today. 

Early singles from the forthcoming album Nonfiction have already won attention from NPR Music, SPIN and Spotify’s “Modern Psychedelia” playlist. Today, Low Hum shares the new single “Phantasms” as the latest preview of the new album ahead of its release. This fall fans can catch Low Hum live on the just announced North American tour with Mating Ritual. Upcoming tour dates (additional dates TBA) at Low-Hum.com/tour.

“‘Phantasms’ is one the more experimental songs on the album,” shares Desha, “and everything on the track was pretty much a one-take. I was in Portland with a family member who just had a stroke, covid had been about 3 months old and there was a chance I was moving to Portland so my life felt like everything was constantly changing at a rapid pace. And being that my life felt very chaotic, the lyrical identity of the song became this dream-like world where I was aware of my surroundings but nothing felt real.”

The forthcoming new album Nonfiction, was recorded and co-produced with Jon Joseph, and expands upon Desha’s kaleidoscopic Lo-fi meets Hi-fi futurism: a mixture of oceanic tranquility, dreampop-like sensibilities, heavy fuzzed-out riffs juxtaposed alongside melodious synth and vocals with refreshing punch. Low Hum, Desha says “was always meant to be my creative refuge, a place for me to escape my own reality and give me a sense of freedom” and is happy it has motivated those who listen “to feel a sense of community and that we are all in this together.”