Paste Magazine Premieres Human Resources' New Single
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Human Resources, an alternative pop-rock band from Charleston SC, release their new single, "Sylvia", this week. The track ropes you in within the first five seconds. It is a smart, fun and exquisitely produced track bringing to mind the best elements of Hall & Oates, early Phoenix, Duran Duran and Vampire Weekend. Formed in 2015, Humans Resources quickly adopted a unique role in the blossoming Charleston music scene as a pop-centric counterpart to the neo-southern and indie rock acts prevalent in the area at the time.
Human Resources is the pop brainchild of Susto guitarist, Dries Vandenberg, and Brave Baby bassist, Aaron Utterback. The pair teamed with producer Matt Zutell (Drums), of prominent Charleston studio, Coast Records, and photo/videographer Paul Chelmis (Keys) in 2015 and have since released one full-length record, En Route (2015), and one E.P. Pizza Dreams (2016) since it’s inception. Both releases received positive local reviews and back to back local music awards. While touring obligations with Susto and Brave Baby keep live appearances exclusive, Human Resources played a handful of shows in the southeast in 2017 and plan to play more this year.
Serving as the lead single from a forthcoming full length L.P. “Sylvia” was produced by former Rooney guitarist, and current Sparks touring guitarist, Taylor Locke, at his studio The Velveteen Laboratory in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. One additional song produced by Locke will appear on the L.P. slated for release this Spring. The remaining tracks are produced by drummer Zutell in Charleston, SC.
Human Resources had this to say about the new track: “It represents an effort to bridge our established sound with new influences that are explored more heavily on the rest of the album. It was our first time working with a producer outside of the band, and recording outside of our hometown which took us to new places that we really vibe with.”
"Sylvia" is available for streaming on all major platforms.
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