Influential alt-rock band Hum surprise releases first new album in 22 years, ‘Inlet’

Influential to many bands including Deftones and Hopesfall, 90’s alt-rock heroes Hum have surprise released Inlet, their first album in 22 years. The band’s first album since 1998’s Downward Is Heavenward, the band deserved – but unfortunately never quite received – the commercial success they should have. A band that brought together shoegaze influences with some of the best-sounding guitar crunch of the 90’s, they are an influential band of the era that didn’t quite get their due. However, with their first new album in 22 years out now (you can stream it below), you can probably figure out why they are such an influential act. Even if you’ve heard their signature 1995 hit “Stars” entirely too many times, there’s no excuse to not get on this one. This is Hum – just grown up.