Press

“Sam Humans helps to reveal things about our own personal nature that mix sublime thoughts on the human condition and the affections of the heart in the most beguiling of manners.” – Impose Music Magazine

“Often, it sounds like Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner leading a Ghanaian highlife band under overcast Pacific Northwest skies. Call it downcast dance music.” Soulboss review by Ben Salmon, Portland Mercury

“It is sure, rudder-like, balanced, and moves forward with honest human emotion. It’s folk, but it’s also punk, experimental, lo-fi rock, and blends all of this into some sort of mutant confessional pop.” – Adam Gnade, The Portland Mercury

“…apart from his epic beard and Bahamas sweatshirt, the dude had a pretty golden voice.” – The Stranger (Seattle)

“Humans’ music is a modern style of biting folk rock, filled with wild guitar riffs. “Hate Is The New Love” begins this process with interesting, angular chords, which is heightened with eccentricities and improvised ferocity of “Firedrill”. This song takes the cake, pulling out all the experimental folk brilliance of artists like Royal City or the master Vic Chesnutt himself.” – FensePost.com (full review)

“Every song on Humans’ side of the split is musically adventurous, widely varied, uniformly good – and deeply rewarding.” Ned Lannamann, Portland Mercury

“These 11 fragile, insular songs, with Schauer’s halting, seemingly Nick Drake-influenced semi-whisper of a voice, are too delicate for war rallies; they’re more like what plays at the crash pad around 3am, the morning after, when excitement is battling exhaustion to a draw.” – Burning Beard review, by Stewart Mason, All Music Guide