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HUMANS ETCETERA is an Experimental Rock outfit founded by West Virginia native, Christopher Henry (Fuck Your Birthday, ex-Clean Dirty Clean). It began in 2012 as a one-man-band in a basement experimenting with recording software. In its early years, HUMANS ETCETERA released 2 EP’s (Wet Toe Mistake, and This Water Ghost Can Change Like Candy), and two LPs (Scatter Bomb, and The Night Used To Be Young). Then, in fall 2015 HUMANS ETCETERA recruited Alan Bentley on drums and Takeru Abe on bass to form a live band to support the project’s third LP, Pointless Squares. The trio’s musical chemistry and friendship ignited a flame of inspiration which yielded the act’s forth full-length release, HEADLINING. The trio disbanded shortly after in the summer of 2016, when Henry signed a two-year contract to teach ESL in Wenzhou, China. As a way to cope with being alone in foreign city, Henry wrote, recorded, and released two EPs (音乐家, and Exit Parachute Via Bear), and 3 LPs (CRAMMED AND DISTORTED, RED TAPE, and Cold Summer Tongs) all by December of 2016. This left Henry exhausted and questioning why he’d spent such a great deal of time making music by himself. Henry slowed down in 2017, resolving to focus on quality over quantity. He crafted little by little the project’s eighth full length release, Intelligent Skeleton. This will be HUMANS ETCETERA’s first label release with Nefarious Industries.

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Premiere: Stream the melodic, dreamy new album from HUMANS ETCETERA, Intelligent Skeleton – Treble

HUMANS ETCETERA is the project of U.S. citizen Christopher Henry, who lives and records in China. The album is a melodic, sometimes dreamy, sometimes abrasive indie rock record that recalls the likes of alt-rock heavyweights like Failure as well as slowcore heroes Low.” – Treble

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HUMANS ETCETERA: Intelligent Skeleton By China-Based Outfit Streaming At Treble; Album Out This Week Via Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

HUMANS ETCETERA, the creation of China-based American multi-instrumentalist Christopher Henry, will unveil the outfit’s eighth full-length, Intelligent Skeleton, via Nefarious Industries this Friday.

Advancing its release, Treble is now streaming the entire album early, alongside an interesting set of track-by-track notes on the recording of Intelligent Skeleton, the mag noting in part of the release, “The album is a melodic, sometimes dreamy, sometimes abrasive indie rock record that recalls the likes of alt-rock heavyweights like Failure as well as slowcore heroes Low.”

Stream HUMANS ETCETERA’s Intelligent Skeleton and check out the feature at Treble RIGHT HERE.

Nefarious Industries will release Intelligent Skeleton digitally on October 13th, in addition to a special limited run of 25 preorder bundles containing printed materials — 10 stickers in 5 unique designs, a digital download card, an 8×8 poster with cover art backed with lyrics/notes, and handwritten letter of thanks.

Find preorders for Intelligent Skeleton and see the previously-released “Silkworm,” “Exam,” and “Bedsores” videos RIGHT HERE.

HUMANS ETCETERA is an experimental rock outfit founded by West Virginia native, Christopher Henry (Fuck Your Birthday, ex-Clean Dirty Clean), who is now living in China, the band’s output melding ‘90s alternative rock and post-hardcore with modern experimental rock elements. Intelligent Skeleton was written, produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Henry in Wenzhou, China, who plays all vocals, drums, guitars, bass, synth, sampling, and more. The album also features tambourine by Cai Qing 蔡清 on “Vice” as well as piano by Huang Yalun 黄亚伦 and guzheng from Zhang Guogao 章国杲 on the song “Gravebody,” and is completed with an original cover drawing by Zhu Weikai 朱为凯.

New playthrough videos from the album and more will be issued shortly. Henry has been working on the next HUMANS ETCETERA full-length for some time now, and has plans of finishing that for release sometime in 2018. His other outfit Fuck Your Birthday is also heavily underway on their record for release through Nefarious Industries in 2018 as well. Stand by for additional updates on both bands in the coming weeks.

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HUMANS ETCETERA: “Bedsores” Video Premiered At No Echo; Intelligent Skeleton Nears Release Through Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

No Echo has debuted the new “Bedsores” video from China-based American musician Christopher Henry and his HUMANS ETCETERA project. The track is pulled from the outfit’s Intelligent Skeleton album, impending release through Nefarious Industries in less than two weeks.

Intelligent Skeleton was written, produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Henry in Wenzhou, China, who handles all vocals, drums, guitars, bass, synth, sampling, and sequencing. The album also features tambourine by Cai Qing 蔡清 on “Vice” as well as piano by Huang Yalun 黄亚伦 and guzheng from Zhang Guogao 章国杲 on the song “Gravebody,” and is completed with an original cover drawing by Zhu Weikai 朱为凯.

Henry offers of the “Bedsores” single, “The track is about finding the will to get out of bed every day when you’ve become obsessed about death. I think death will be very similar to sleep; just like blackness with no concept of time. So then waking up after a dreamless night must be quite similar to rebirth. Every day is another chance to try living again, try achieving your goals, and try breaking bad habits (like sleeping into the PMs). But every day is also another fraction of my world and existence that’s haunted by death.”

See HUMANS ETCETERA’s new “Bedsores” video at No Echo RIGHT HERE.

Nefarious Industries will release Intelligent Skeleton digitally on October 13th, in addition to a special limited run of 25 preorder bundles containing printed materials — 10 stickers in 5 unique designs, a digital download card, an 8×8 poster with cover art backed with lyrics/notes, and handwritten letter of thanks.

Find preorders for Intelligent Skeleton and see the previously-released “Silkworm” and “Exam” videos RIGHT HERE

HUMANS ETCETERA is an experimental rock outfit founded by West Virginia native, Christopher Henry (Fuck Your Birthday, ex-Clean Dirty Clean), which unifies ‘90s alternative rock and post-hardcore with modern experimental rock elements. The band was formed in 2012, and quickly released two EPs (Wet Toe Mistake and This Water Ghost Can Change Like Candy) and two LPs (Scatter Bomb, and The Night Used To Be Young). In the fall 2015, HUMANS ETCETERA recruited Alan Bentley on drums and Takeru Abe on bass to form a live band to support the project’s third LP, Pointless Squares. The trio’s musical chemistry and friendship ignited a flame of inspiration which yielded their forth full-length, Headlining. The trio disbanded shortly after in the summer of 2016, when Henry signed a two-year contract to teach ESL in Wenzhou, China.

To help cope with being alone in foreign city, Henry wrote, recorded, and released two EPs (乐家, and Exit Parachute Via Bear), and three LPs (Crammed And DistortedRed Tape, and Cold Summer Tongs) all by December of 2016. This left Henry exhausted and questioning why he’d spent such a great deal of time making music by himself. Taking his time in 2017, resolving to focus on quality over quantity, the soloist crafted the project’s eighth full length release, Intelligent Skeleton.

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Humans Etcetera: West Virginia Musician Is Obsessed with Death on “Bedsores” (PREMIERE) – No Echo

“With the Humans Etcetera material, Henry dives into his love for ’90s alt-rock and post-hardcore, and incorporates elements of ambient music and other sonic textures.” – No Echo

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HUMANS ETCETERA: New Noise Magazine Debuts “Exam” Video From China-Based Solo Act; Intelligent Skeleton Nears Release Through Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

HUMANS ETCETERA — the solo project of one China-based US native, Christopher Henry – prepares for the October release of Intelligent Skeleton, the band’s first release through Nefarious Industries. Advancing its release, a new video for the record’s “Exam” has been premiered through New Noise Magazine.

Offers Henry with the “Exam” debut, “Well, the album hovers around the idea that in death we might reach some ultimate wisdom. ‘Exam’ tells the story of a dead person asking to take a test to prove he/she has gained this wisdom, and wants to come back to life.”

See the HUMANS ETCETERA “Exam” video at New Noise Magazine RIGHT HERE.

Intelligent Skeleton was written, produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered in Wenzhou, China by the outfit’s American-born creator, Christopher Henry, who performs all vocals, drums, guitars, bass, synth, sampling, and sequencing. The album also features tambourine by Cai Qing 蔡清 on “Vice” as well as piano by Huang Yalun 黄亚伦 and guzheng from Zhang Guogao 章国杲 on the song “Gravebody,” and is completed with an original cover drawing by Zhu Weikai 朱为凯.

Nefarious Industries will release Intelligent Skeleton digitally on October 13th along with a special limited run of 25 preorder bundles containing printed materials — 10 stickers in 5 unique designs, a digital download card, an 8×8 poster with cover art backed with lyrics/notes, and handwritten letter of thanks.

Find preorders for Intelligent Skeleton and see the previously-released “Silkworm” video RIGHT HERE

Watch for additional audio and video samples of Intelligent Skeleton to be released in the coming days.

HUMANS ETCETERA is an experimental rock outfit founded by West Virginia native, Christopher Henry (Fuck Your Birthday, ex-Clean Dirty Clean), which unifies ‘90s alternative rock and post-hardcore with modern experimental rock elements. The band was formed in 2012, and quickly released two EPs (Wet Toe Mistake and This Water Ghost Can Change Like Candy) and two LPs (Scatter Bomb, and The Night Used To Be Young). In the fall 2015, HUMANS ETCETERA recruited Alan Bentley on drums and Takeru Abe on bass to form a live band to support the project’s third LP, Pointless Squares. The trio’s musical chemistry and friendship ignited a flame of inspiration which yielded their forth full-length, Headlining. The trio disbanded shortly after in the summer of 2016, when Henry signed a two-year contract to teach ESL in Wenzhou, China. To help cope with being alone in foreign city, Henry wrote, recorded, and released two EPs (乐家, and Exit Parachute Via Bear), and three LPs (Crammed And DistortedRed Tape, and Cold Summer Tongs) all by December of 2016. This left Henry exhausted and questioning why he’d spent such a great deal of time making music by himself. Taking his time in 2017, resolving to focus on quality over quantity, the soloist crafted the project’s eighth full length release, Intelligent Skeleton.

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HUMANS ETCETERA: China-Based Experimental Rock Soloist To Dispatch Intelligent Skeleton Via Nefarious Industries; “Silkworm” Video Now Playing – Earsplit Compound

Nefarious Industries confirms the October release of Intelligent Skeleton by China-based solo outfit HUMANS ETCETERA, offering an early glimpse into the album with a video for the opening track, “Silkworm.”

HUMANS ETCETERA is an experimental rock outfit founded by West Virginia native, Christopher Henry, also a member of Fuck Your Birthday, and formerly of Clean Dirty Clean. The outfit’s output unifies ‘90s alternative rock and post-hardcore and modern experimental rock elements into a mellow but engaging mix of styles and influences within the album’s forty-minute lifespan.

Intelligent Skeleton was written, produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered in Wenzhou, China by the outfit’s American-born creator, Christopher Henry, who performs all vocals, drums, guitars, bass, synth, sampling, and sequencing. The album also features tambourine by Cai Qing 蔡清 on “Vice” as well as piano by Huang Yalun 黄亚伦 and guzheng from Zhang Guogao 章国杲 on the song “Gravebody,” and is completed with an original cover drawing by Zhu Weikai 朱为凯.

Henry offers, “If hindsight is 20/20, then perhaps after death we will discover the ultimate hindsight. Intelligent Skeleton was born with this in mind. It explores death in life, in love, in nightmares, on skateboards, and throughout our education. As time passes, death waits inside us as a skeleton; we could be frightened by that and ignore it, or we could look long in the mirror and think about it. This album is for those that don’t believe thinking about death is a waste of life.”

A video for the first single and opening track to Intelligent Skeleton is now playing; see the “Silkworm” video below.

Intelligent Skeleton marks the first HUMANS ETCETERA release with Nefarious Industries, who will issue the album digitally on October 13th along with a special limited run of 25 preorder bundles containing printed materials — 10 stickers in 5 unique designs, a digital download card, an 8×8 poster with cover art backed with lyrics/notes, and handwritten letter of thanks. Preorders are now live RIGHT HERE.

Several more videos and additional audio samples from Intelligent Skeleton will surface in the days ahead.

HUMANS ETCETERA began in 2012 as a Christopher Henry experimenting with recording software, and in its early years, released two EPs (Wet Toe Mistake and This Water Ghost Can Change Like Candy) and two LPs (Scatter Bomb, and The Night Used To Be Young). In the fall 2015, HUMANS ETCETERA recruited Alan Bentley on drums and Takeru Abe on bass to form a live band to support the project’s third LP, Pointless Squares. The trio’s musical chemistry and friendship ignited a flame of inspiration which yielded their forth full-length release, Headlining.

The trio disbanded shortly after in the summer of 2016, when Henry signed a two-year contract to teach ESL in Wenzhou, China. To help cope with being alone in foreign city, Henry wrote, recorded, and released two EPs (乐家, and Exit Parachute Via Bear), and three LPs (Crammed And DistortedRed Tape, and Cold Summer Tongs) all by December of 2016. This left Henry exhausted and questioning why he’d spent such a great deal of time making music by himself. Taking his time in 2017, resolving to focus on quality over quantity, the soloist crafted the project’s eighth full length release, Intelligent Skeleton.

Intelligent Skeleton Track Listing:
1. Silkworm
2. Howl
3. Bedsores
4. Gravebody
5. Exam
6. Mongo Drop In
7. Carnation Reincarnation
8. Melatonin
9. Nightmare
10. Graduation
11. Vice

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