2020 was a nice year for HUM, and it looks like 2021 has a few good things in store as well from the crew. They released their outstanding new record, Inlet, their first record since 1998, to critical acclaim. Now, the band plans to reissue some of their previous records, You’d Prefer An Astronaut and Electra 2000.
The announcement came today on their Facebook page, which you can read below. Though there is no release date for these reissues, they are in the works, says guitarist Tim Lash. The band reissued Downward is Heavenward a couple of years ago.
First off, the band sincerely appreciates all of the generous support and kind words we’ve received after releasing Inlet. We’re not the best at responding, but it means a lot. So thanks again, from all of us!
Over the last few months, we’ve successfully navigated through some licensing stuff allowing us to re-release updated versions of Electra 2000, and You’d Prefer An Astronaut on vinyl. Our plan involves re-mastering and cutting higher quality pressings of these two records. Our hope is to do CD’s as well if possible. We’ll post another update once we iron out all of the details on release dates, label, etc… Since we’ve seen some inflated prices on the secondary market for our older records, we wanted to let people know as soon as possible. If folks don’t mind waiting a little longer, we’ll be able to produce a higher quality pressing that we have control over, and are proud of. We’ll also have more copies of our Downward is Heavenward re-issue available in the near future as well.
We hope you all are healthy and well, and 2021 turns out to be a little easier for everyone. Take care.
Top image from HUM’s Facebook page.