Release Date: Jul 19, 2019
Record label: Partisan
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Noise-Rock
The first full-length effort from the Los Angeles-based group led by multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Kenny Becker, Heaven Is Humming administers a healthy dose of '90s nostalgia via a confectionary blend of lo-fi post-punk, grunge, and Pavement-y indie rock. Both lumbering and precise, the band excels at crafting sinewy melodies that favor left turns, but never abandon their melodic intent. Skewed pop hooks abound, with the knotty "Black Finch" evoking the nervy post-punk of early XTC, the fiery "Deny," and sprawling "Cammie at Night" giving off some pretty strong Pixies vibes.