Member Discovery Series: Humbird
at The Parlor Room
Thursday, October 12
Show 7:30pm / Doors 7:00pm
ADV $20 GA
DOS $25 GA
Free for Members
Humbird’s latest full-length sophomore album, ’Still Life' is born of the time when the days melted into weeks during the coronavirus pandemic.
'Still Life' is about a house. Where each song symbolizes a different room where ordinary things happen – where the quiet moments of our lives unfold.
'Still Life' is also about what happens outside of a house. It weaves through the rippling events that took place in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2020 – a chronicle of a city reckoning with anger, grief, and white supremacy while the whole world watched.
'Still Life' is also an accident. A collection of songs that exist together to reflect a particular moment and a specific place.
It is about survival and kitchen utensils, broken hearts, and taco trucks. It’s about a pink bicycle strewn on the sidewalk. It is a letter to the future. Inside this record, Humbird wants you to smell the lilacs in the front yard and the tear gas in the streets. Humbird wants you to hear how hope is actually a verb.
More tangibly, singer-songwriter, Siri Undlin wrote 'Still Life' in her yellow bedroom during a time of isolation and strangely distant togetherness. And then she walked across the hallway to producer Adelyn Strei’s yellow bedroom, where the two artists endeavored to record and produce the songs in a way that weaves our internal and external experiences into a ten-song soundscape.
Celebrating its musical arrangments and superb instrumentation, Humbird released the 'Still Life Instrumentals' EP on December 16, 2022. With three songs from the 'Still Life' catalog – “May,” “Heavy,” and “Stone Giant.” Talking about 'Still Life Instrumentals,' Siri Undlin said, “Personally, I’ve been listening to more and more ambient, experimental, lyric-less music and have found it to be a comfort amidst the chaos, movement, and the broken systems we’re all striving to navigate or reimagine and build. Often, we need words. Sometimes, we don’t. This little EP is for those latter times, should you find yourself in one.”
The Parlor Room is a BYOB venue. Tickets are non-refundable.
The Parlor Room is located at 32 Masonic Street Northampton, MA 01060
Date & Time
Thu, Oct 12, 2023 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM