There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
After dropping one of our favorite LPs of 2010, Hume wastes no time in starting the new year off right. Their new single, aptly dubbed “Inverse Fireworks,” is a colorful, psychedelic exploration. Where other recent psych-happy rockers, like the much-blogged Tame Impala, go for a totally vintage vibe, Hume picks up the trippy elements of classics like “Eight Miles High” and infuses it with the energy of post-punk. The warm, spaced-out guitars are there, but the timing shifts are always unexpected. There’s an element of surprise and tightly wound rhythmic subversion to offset the transcendental murkiness. In the song’s mid-section, the playful interaction between the bass and drums takes the forefront momentarily before singer Britton Powell takes the vocals down a notch, only to prepare for a cathartic and complex ending.
WATCH: Hume – “Inverse Fireworks”