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"Skratch Magazine April 04"

Hailing from the Cincinnati area, Humans Bow Down flirt with the sort of experimental shoegazing indie-rock that might appeal to fans of The Rum Diary, Kilowatthours, Three Mile Pilot or Mogwai. A MIRROR is the band's first full-length album, and it's littered with tracks that move from psychedelic grooves to full-blown, unconventional, explosive rock jams-often within the same song. This is not recommended for someone looking for a quick fix, as this one will definitely take some time to get into, but the journey there might just prove worthwhile.
-Jude Ruiz - Skratch Magazine


"Bettawreckonize"

Humans Bow Down are an indie rock quartet from Cincinnati, Ohio who play with clockwork precision –drums, guitar and bass lock together seamlessly, even when the guitars wander out into the effects soaked cosmos (which they do quite often). Guitar-wise, these guys have a thing or two in common with Kent, Ohio’s Gold Circles, Engine Down, Hum and Smashing Pumpkins, while their rhythm section borrows more from Pinback and Peter Hook (New Order). While this kind of air tight precision would normally walk a thin line between clinical and impassioned, Humans Bow Down deliver a less obvious, but still poignant and palpable, sort of punk energy. They’re allowing their music to build the dynamics rather than pushing forward with strained vocal and instrumental melodrama common to some of their forefathers (i.e. Smashing Pumpkins). These guys should be extremely proud – they’ve delivered a damn fine record that I really can’t find fault with.
-Tim Anderl - Bettawreckonize March 05


"NeuFutur"

"...Humans Bow Down don't let themselves be classified in a certain genre and boldly go forth with their own distinctive style....what one is hearing on "A Mirror" is revolutionary-it is purely Humans Bow Down's own style, unstymied by convention."
James McQuiston
NeuFutur, InterStitia - NeuFutur


"smother.net"

Humans Bow Down present their debut on Phratry Records with a torrid display of sonic disclipine in the indie rock vein...beautiful and exciting release"
- J-Sin
- smother.net


"Mirror Moves - Citibeat"

"Dynamics are the crucial element, as the band moves from spacey lushness to full-blown explosiveness, often within the span of a song. Challenging without being impenetrable, there's a strong sense of drama in the band's artistic compositions, but also a refreshing lack of melodrama, which is something many bands treading these waters fail to balance."
- Mike Breen
- Citibeat 2005


Discography

October 02 - self titled ep, limited run
Sept. 04 - "Organelle" - compilation of 15 bands from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area (www.organellecd.com)
October 04 - full length LP "A Mirror" released on Phratry Records (www.phratryrecords.com)

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Bio

Humans Bow Down is a rock band founded with the idea that there are powerful forces in this world that serve to remind us of our strengths as well as our shortcomings. One of the most powerful mediums for this expression of humanity is music, and that is the focus for Humans Bow Down.

Hailing from the Cincinnati area, Humans Bow Down have developed a style of rock music that draws influence from the physical and emotional realites of life. Their dynamic, sometimes moody music conveys these aspects fluidly, with well written and densely arranged songs.

Playing in various forms since 2001, Humans Bow Down have played with numerous local, national and international bands and are currently booking a tour for fall 2005.