Well my name is Jonas and I play guitar and sing and write. Miles Panto has been with us a long while and he also plays guitar. We have Mike Bayer on drums and vocals. Our newest member is Crystal Perez on the bass guitar.
Describe your sound:
Rock and roll, garage-y ( cause you know we practice in a garage. ) psychedelic, spaghetti western.
Where do you find inspiration for writing music?
When I pick up my guitar.
What are your songs about?
Lotta things .. for example our new EP ‘Shinerock’.
Shine Rock – is about a dude named Shine Rock who was a local stoner who could deliver a mean street fighting round house kick. There was this party and this jock dude ‘Craig Locker’ ( his real name !) punched out Miles. Well the next day Shine Rock round house kicked him in a street fight.
Skateboard is about going skateboarding with your best friend Chad.
Purple Berries is a dream about meeting David Crosby at a Dead Moon show.
Motorcycle Blues basically tells the story of a couple of kids cooped up in their yard with nothing to do but race their dirt bikes around and around in the yard all day long and having that be the best thing ever.
What are your musical influences?
Hmm, I do like Hendrix, Kiss, Dead Moon, Buffalo Springfield, Howlin Wolf, Velvet Underground and Funkadelic !
Lotta 60’s and 70’s stuff. Heavy psych. Gene Krupa is one of my favorite drummers.
I really enjoy the guitar playing of Dylan Carlson and Milky Burgess. They’re both good friends
I mostly listen to old old jazz records at home though.
Right now I’m digging some James Gang. Oddly I just discovered them.
What are you working on right now?
We’re finishing up a new full length, called NightMagicWine. It will be out on blind blind tiger in the late spring or early summer.
It’s all recorded … we’re finishing art work, taking photos … talking to people…. And we’re putting a May tour together !
Upcoming shows we should know about?
We’re playing with Dead Meadow and some of the Brian Jones Town folks at the Highline on March 24th and some kinda show in Everett the following Friday.
In Seattle we have Feb 18th at Conor Byrne w/ Honcho Poncho and
Any side projects/music collaborations happening?
I play bass with Sera Cahoone and band. She has an awesome new record coming out in March, and I also play guitar once and a while with Earth.
Crystal has a solo project called Pink Void that is amazing and is releasing a cassette sometime soon.
Miles plays in ‘The Bad Things’
Mike has another band called Mr. Night Sky that is really good.
What are you looking forward to the most this year for Low Hums?
Finishing the full length and touring some and playing shows.
Find Low Hums on Social Media:
@lowhums – Twitter / Instagram
FYI: If you google low hums you find us, although there now is a dude in LA known as ‘low hum’ singular, so watch out for him 😉 Also our music is on itunes, Rhapsody, Spotify…