Humbird Announces Full-Length Album ‘Right On’; Support Dates with Indigo De Souza + Headline Shows

February 2, 2024 BY Emma Orland

Endurance in the face of uncertainty. Having the guts to try, even if you might be wrong. This is the central tenant of Humbird’s third full-length albumRight On, a radical ethos in this soap-box age, and an effort worth turning up the amps for, resulting in the project’s most electric, playful, mettled record yet. Right On is set for release April 12, and today, Humbird shares album opener and title track, “Right On.” Listen here:

Siri Undlin, the Minnesota-native behind the moniker, first introduced this new collection of songs with “Cornfields and Roadkill,” an evocative nod to the American midwest in a sonic landscape reminiscent of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. She followed that with “Child of Violence,” a biting, psychedelic folk-rock exploration of the legacy and impact of white supremacy in middle America, and “Seven Veils,” a reflective, shimmery ode to the notion that dream and fantasies can be realized.

Produced by Shane Leonard and featuring regular contributors Pat Keen (bass, synth, percussion) and Pete Quirsfeld (drums and percussion), Right On was tracked live to tape over the course of two muggy weeks in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The majority of the songs showcase the locked-in rock trio, a progression from the contemplative folk musings of Undlin’s previous releases. Even so, Right On incorporates friendly winks to the more whimsical, soundscape-y improvisations that audiences have come to expect from a Humbird performance – electrified, gritty, Midwest Americana with a little magic fairy dust thrown in.

Siri Undlin grew up steeped in church choirs and traditional Irish ensembles, which eventually led to conducting extensive folklore and musical research around the world as a Watson Fellow. That work inspired years of DIY touring around North America, including performing around the twin cities one backyard at a time during the pandemic. Undlin continues to expand and experiment as a writer and bandleader in a way that is fluid with each season, and oddly suited for this particular moment. Following the surprise success of the self-released debut album Pharmakon and the pensive reflections of 2021’s Still LifeRight On is the next iteration in her process of witnessing the world in all its complexity and responding with candid consideration.

Humbird will join Indigo De Souza on her Spring tour before heading out for her own headline dates in May following the album’s release. All dates are listed below.

Stay tuned for more music and news from Humbird.

Humbird on tour:

Sat, Mar 9                   Red Wing, MN @ Anderson Center

Supporting Indigo De Souza

Wed, Mar 27               San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger

Thur, Mar 28               Austin, TX @ Mohawk

Fri, Mar 29                  Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall

Sat, Mar 30                 Dallas, TX @ The Echo

Mon, Apr 1                  Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf

Tue, Apr 2                   Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre

Wed, Apr 3                  Boulder, CO @ Chautauqua Community House (headline) 

Sat, Apr 6                    Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi

Sun, Apr 7                   Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner

Mon, Apr 8                  Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl

Headline Dates

Wed, Apr 17                Washington, DC @ Pearl Street Warehouse

Thurs, Apr 18              New York, NY @ The Groove

Thu, May 9                 Omaha, NE @ Benson Theatre

Fri, May 10                 Kansas City, MO @ miniBar

Sat, May11                 St. Louis, MO @ Blue Strawberry

Sun, May 12               Des Moines, IA  @ XBK

Tue, May 4                 Davenport, IA @ Racoon Motel

Wed, May 15              Iowa City, IA @ Englert Theater

Thur, May 16              Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon

Fri, May 17                 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
Sat, May 18                Appleton, WI @ Gibson Music Hall

Sun, May 19               Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern

Thur, May 30              Duluth, MN @ Sacred Heart Music Center

Fri, May 31                 Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club           

Sat, June 1                 Eau Claire, WI @ Stone’s Throw


June 21-23                 Mount Solon, VA @ Roots Music Festival

Album Art // Download Here

 Right On Tracklist:

1. Right On

2. Cornfields and Roadkill

3. Blueberry Bog

4. Child of Violence

5. Seven Veils

6. Ghost On The Porch

7. Fast Food

8. Quickest Way

9. Song For The Seeds