The Humans
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The Humans

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The best kept secret in music


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Over 500 copies of a demo cd have been passed out or taken from FREE boxes at Amoeba Record, Aquarius Records, and Force of Habit Records in San Francisco.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Formed in the fall of 2005 upon the return of Nick Gallant to the Bay Area, "the Humans" is the final incarnation of a series of collaborations between friends over many years. With a drive to make the music that they would want to hear (but that is not out there yet) as the band's foundation, they have created a body of work that is easily appreciable while thematically unique. It is dynamic rock n' roll, with no two songs that blend sonically in memory. Lyrics place the listener directly into story fragments, satirically rephrase things that they may have thought about before, and surprise in ways that are funny and sometimes troubling. Lyrical styles are influenced in equal part by musicians as diverse as Bob Dylan, Frank Zappa, and Ice Cube, and writers such as Kurt Vonnegut and Philip K. Dick.

Sam Ospovat has a masters degree in percussion from Mills University, and has played in bands in the bay area including Kids and Hearts, and Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums. Nick Gallant has a certificate in recording engineering from the Berklee School of Music, and has been in bands such as Pocket Sauce (Boston) and Cruz Control (Santa Cruz). Andy Rothwell has studied music privately for 20 years, and has previously been in bands such as the Steveweisers and Redline (both Santa Cruz).