For Our Friends At Pop-Up Records...

The time has come to pay tribute to one of the 90’s most influential yet criminally overlooked bands, HUM. Pop Up Records, a independent label operating from deep within the space rock scene is searching for bands that are heavily influenced by the iconic HUM to round out the line-up for an official tribute album set for release in 2011. Hailing from Champaign-Urbana, IL , HUM released several albums throughout the 90’s, both independently and with the major label RCA. Their break out hit “Stars” catapulted the band into the limelight for a brief period, but the band has always remained an underground phenomenon. Their music combines the
shimmering layered guitars of space rock with elements of grunge and post-punk for a timeless sound that was unique and refreshing.

Several bands have already been confirmed for the HUM tribute album including: Funeral For A Friend, The Esoteric, [Damn] This Desert Air, and Anakin. If you are interested in being part of the tribute, please have your representation/label send an e-mail to: with your band’s information and a few words on HUM’s influence on your music.

The album will be presented by a team of like minded individuals including: Pop Up Records, Exploding In Sound, Escaping The Ordinary, Chancellor Design, and House Without Walls.

Having all been influenced by HUM themselves, the team is dedicated to the project, paying tribute, and all of the bands involved.