Hum Returns with its First New Album Since 1998 — Stream ‘Inlet’

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Hum, the Illinois-based alt/rock band that scored a big rock radio hit in 1995 with “Stars,” released a new album, Inlet, on Tuesday.

This is noteworthy considering Inlet is the first new record from Hum since 1998’s Downward is Heavenward, so it’s been a long time coming.

The album is currently available to stream and purchase on Bandcamp, with physical editions on the way — delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, as the band stated in a message shared to social media.

Hum is happy to announce the release of our new album, Inlet. Vinyl (180g double LP), CD, and shirt bundles are available for immediate pre-order via, with all pre-orders including a free digital download.
The record is also available for consumption at and will ripple out to all digital platforms within the week.
Vinyl manufacturing has been delayed a bit due to Covid. We are hoping we can ship late Summer. We’ll keep you posted. The band is extremely thankful for the kindness we have received over the years, and we hope everybody is healthy and well! -Hum

“Stars” was Hum’s breakout single, released on 1995’s You’d Prefer an Astronaut, the group’s third album to date and major label debut on RCA. “Stars” hit No. 11 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks and No. 28 on Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks, and has become something of a classic alt/rock song of the decade.

Since Hum’s commercial peak in the late ’90s, the band released a record in 2000 before disbanding, playing occasional reunion shows and tours and reconvening for what would end up being Inlet, the band’s new album.

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