Humming House To Release New Album Companion on October 6th

Humming House announced today their third full-length album Companion, set to release on October 6th via Soundly Music. The follow-up to 2015’s Revelries, the new album finds the Nashville quartet expanding their sound into indie/rock territory, creating sonic landscapes that are at once compelling and honest while maintaining that sense of intimacy that derives from their roots of making music as friends altogether in the same room. Their lead single “Takin’ Over” is out now, debuted by Baeble, who warned “Beware, it’s wildly infectious.”

“‘Takin’ Over’ is about the infectious nature of joy,” frontman Justin Wade Tam told Baeble. “It’s about those times when you’re on the dance floor or listening to a song and are overcome by the moment…losing inhibitions, singing at the top of your lungs, and dancing because you have too. I think the power of these moments is underrated and should be celebrated. All that to say… it’s all about dancing.”

The story of Companion mirrors the story of the band: it’s one of collaboration, experimentation, and showing up for each other over and again. There are songs of hope and of desperation so that the prevailing mood is one of exchange and balance. In the spirit of experimentation, the band threw out the constraining rule that they would only write with acoustic instruments, a rule that was instated for their previous albums. While those sounds still center the creative impulses of the songs, the added electric influence and expanded instrumentation imbue the new songs with a dynamism that is irresistible.

The first half of the album is infused with catchy indie/rock, especially on songs such as “Can’t Stay Away,” “Takin’ Over,” and “Make It Through.” These new songs adhere to Humming House’s desire to move you and is emblematic of those moments in our lives where the rhythm of the things that we love – music, friends, family – commandeer our bodies until we’re compelled to move in joy. “Sign Me Up” and “Companion” nod to Paul Simon, while later tracks like “Silver Lining,” “Find What Waits,” and “London” gesture to the band’s long engagement with classical composition and songwriter-driven melodies so strong in the realm of Americana.

Humming House is Justin Wade Tam, Bobby Chase, Joshua Wolak, and Benjamin Jones. The band formed organically out of jam sessions that Tam held in his living room in East Nashville – evidence that some of the best projects come from spontaneous collaboration and the subsequent seeing it through. Now, three albums and six years later, Humming House continues to embody what is best about the Nashville each transplant chooses to call home.


Track List:
01) Companion
02) Takin’ Over
03) Hope In My Head
04) Make It Through
05) Sign Me Up
06) Can’t Stay Away
07) Silver Lining
08) London
09) I Want It All
10) Fall In The Water
11) Wishing Well
12) Find What Waits

Tour Dates:
09/01 – Thomas, WV @ The Purple Fiddle
09/02 – Front Royal, VA @ Appaloosa Festival
09/08 – Milwaukee, WI @ MAC Rooftop Series
09/09 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre (Rye Room)
09/10 – Denver, CO @ Levitt Pavilion
09/16 – Nashville, TN @ Americana Fest
09/21 – Knoxville, TN @ Open Chord*
09/22 – Chattanooga, TN @ Revelry Room
09/23 – McMinnville, TN @ Isha Institute of Inner Sciences*
10/10 – Little Rock, AR @ South on Main*
10/11 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall*
10/12 – San Antonio, TX @ Sam’s Burger Joint*
10/13 – Arlington, TX @ Levitt Pavilion*
10/14 – Oklahoma, City @ The Blue Door*
10/15 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room*
10/17 – Davenport, IA @ The Raccoon Motel*
10/18 – Evanston, IL @ SPACE*
10/19 – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room*
10/20 – Columbus, OH @ Woodland Tavern*
10/21 – Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s*
10/31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe*
11/01 – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East*
11/02 – Lewiston, ME @ Bates College*
11/03 – Brownfield, ME @ The Stone Mountain Arts Center*
11/04 – Burlington, VT @ Club Metronome*
11/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ MilkBoy*
11/07 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge*
11/08 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java*
11/09 – Charlotte, NC @ The Visualite Theatre*
11/10 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom*
11/16 – Athens, GA @ The Foundry*
11/17 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl*
11/18 – Birmingham, AL @ Wordplay Theatre*

* w/ Becca Mancari

Source- Missing Piece Group

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