Humbird Nods To Midwest Mysticism With “Cornfields and Roadkill”; Signs To Nettwerk

October 12, 2023 BY Danielle Romeo

Nettwerk is thrilled to announce the signing of Humbird, the Minneapolis-native who fuses experimental folk and environmental Americana with a dash of rock ‘n’ roll. She introduces her upcoming body of work with lead single “Cornfields and Roadkill,” an evocative ode to the Midwest. The song is available everywhere tomorrow, October 13, here:

She says, “’Cornfields and Roadkill’ is a song written in the spirit and in honor of the American heartland – ‘fly over country’ that is in fact beautiful, haunting, complex, and mystical if you know where to look. References to Aldo Leopold and Tom Petty comingle with historical reflections to the legacy of stolen land and monocrops. The song is recorded in such a way that the anger is palpable, but hopefulness is too.” 

Listen To “Cornfields and Roadkill” Here:

Siri Undlin, the singer/songwriter behind Humbird, forges an explorative embodiment of the narrative folk song and balladry tradition for these modern times. Her debut album Pharmakon (2019) is a careful look at that which can both cure and wound us: love, ambition, winter, and seashells, to name a few lyrical topics. The record received critical acclaim from tastemakers such as Folk Alley and 89.3 The Current and amassed significant streams. Her sophomore album, 2021’s Still Life, focuses on small domestic moments in the context of global events. It is an album that cultivates soundscapes and intentional lyrics that tell braided stories. It reckons with anger, grief, and white supremacy while carving out reflective, fertile space to process current events. In between the two releases, Humbird and friends took to backyard campfires, forests, and planetariums (in over 100 pop-up locations) to perform acoustic ballads and fairytales with original improvised scores for micro audiences, adapting to the moment forced upon us by the global pandemic. Since returning to the road, Undlin and her bandmates have toured full-time across the US, UK and Ireland. With plenty of new music on the horizon, Humbird continues to share reflections that combine and subvert genres and perspectives via recordings, performances, zines, stories, and more.

Stay tuned for more music and news from Humbird.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

Oct 13             Glen Falls, NY @ The Park Theater

Oct 14             Bristol, CT @ Acousticool

Supporting Margo Cilker

Oct 17             Toronto, ON @ Monarch Tavern

Oct 18             Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe

Oct 19             New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

Oct 21             Philadelphia, PA @ MilkBoy

Oct 22             Washington, DC @ DC 9

Oct 24             Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

Oct 25             Charlotte, NC @ The Evening Muse

Oct 26             Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle

Supporting Mipso

Oct 27             St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House

Oct 28             Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck

Oct 29             Iowa City, IA @ First Avenue Club

Nov 1              Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line

Nov 2              Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall

Nov 3              Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon

Nov 4              Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi

Nov 5              Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark

Supporting Watchhouse

Nov 11            Bellingham, WA @ Mount Baker Theatre

Nov 12            Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

Nov 14            Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre

Nov 15            Santa Barbera, CA @ Lobero Theatre

Nov 16            Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

Nov 17            Grass Valley, CA @ The Center For the Arts

Nov 18            Menlo, Park, CA The Guild Theatre

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