Up Next: Humans

By Aurora

So far, the first quarter of 2015 has been off to pretty decent start with a handful of albums I’m already deep into including my little lover boys, Rae Sremmurd’s Sremmlife, Drake’s surprise If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late and Panda Bear’s Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper. Some newbies in my life: Vancouver experimental electronic duo Humans (Robbie Slade and Peter Ricq). Their album Noontide (out today via Hybridity Music) caught me off guard last week and I’ve been obsessing over it ever since.

The whole album is impressive – catchy (but not annoyingly so) pop driven hooks and melodies, layered synthesizers and repetitive rhythms with fluttering, sometimes dark guitars. The self-described Detroit techno brings new flavor to an over saturated new age electronic scene with old school roots; notes of Kraftwerk, Miike Snow, Daft Punk, Tanlines, and even Pink Floyd (“Tell Me” outro) are sprinkled throughout the 11 songs.

Matt and I agree, we like this more every time we listen. And it’s been in heavy rotation this past week so, needless to say, we are fans.

Check out the video for “Follow” and while you’re t it, follow them yo! Twitter Facebook tour


See them in LA at Los Globos on March 26th!

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