Joel Henline-Guitar/Vocals Zachary Walter-Drums/Percussion James O'dea-Guitar/Bass/Vocals Jeffrey Ray Jetter-Bass/Vocals

-The Ryder Magazine-
"This is a band to see when the loud, jittery, primate side of your humanity is beating against your ribcage for escape."
-Auris Apothecary-
"Humans are one part punk-rock fury mixed with an ever shifting, unstable portion of carnival-esque madness filtered through the lens of a child's worst nightmare at a petting zoo. Bizarre on so many fronts, Humans manage to seamlessly blend audible spazz-outs with creative instrument interaction and blazing lo-fi vocals...all in a matter of seconds."
-Punk News- [Review on "Are Dead" Album]
"At eight tracks and barely eight minutes long, there’s not much time for the Humans to make an impression, but in that short period of time they manage to pack in a whole load of music (din?!) into a package that bulldozes its way into your consciousness with the subtlety of an army of jackhammers."

"This is all done with a sound which, to me, brings to mind one of the mightiest trios ever to grace the world of music: the Minutemen. This is a jerky, edgy, rambunctious world of noise conveyed with a rhythm section that appears to be intent on causing damage to their instruments as well as the ears of those listening to the band, all going on whilst a guitar weaves its way around the songs either with well-placed leads or a thunderous wall of chords."

"Whilst to some it might seem as if this is just short, sharp blasts that really have no coherence even within each song, but listen hard and it is evident that these concise explosions are well-thought out and ably constructed tracks that waste no time attracting your attention. The vocals of Joel Henline are effectual where employed, but it is not too difficult to imagine all of these songs as instrumentals, all of which would work well."

"The album contains a raw energy that creates a frantic, loose quality that belies the tightness underpinning what the band is doing. The unconventional nature of the structure of these songs is a good reminder that a lot of music these days follows a formula that, whilst simple and effective, sometimes needs shaking up."

"If you blink, this EP is over, but the good thing is that you can just put it back on, blink and listen to it again. A very good album with a fantastic booklet with a revolving face! Time and effort has gone into this whole package and Humans need to be congratulated on the outcome."
-Punk News- [Review on "2011 Ep" Album}
"Playing nice isn't in Humans' handbook. Throughout their five-track EP, they twist, turn, start, and stop suddenly, making their songs more like exercises than head-nodders, but in a good way."

"Although their songs are choked full of discordant riffs that rapidly evolve and sometimes suddenly drop out, the band is more in the camp of Black Flag circa The Process of Weeding Out than mathcore. While mathcore can sometimes reduce itself to more showmanship and self-indulgence, Humans keep their riffs fast and sloppy, giving the changes of tempos a natural feel. The late-period Black Flag comparison is also applicable to the sound of the instruments themselves. While the music screeches and scratches, the guitars have that uniquely warm, soulful feeling that Greg Ginn was able to achieve despite the fact that the music never ceases its attack."

"The vocals work surprisingly well with the music. Where a band creates music that rapidly shifts, sometimes vocals seem to be just dropped on top at random points. But, just as the instruments seem to shift together in a sonic mass, the group's vocals bark out when the band lashes out and drift awe when the music recedes.


Humans aren't going for "nice" music, so it can be difficult to say how "good" it is. It's not easy listening, but it is compelling. Instead of a random collection of adverse riffs, the band seems to bind a common thread for the chaos (which isn't so much chaos as it is meticulous mapping that is able to retain underlying soul). This roller coaster ride works quite well on the EP, but if they cut an LP, an expanded range of sounds might be beneficial."

-NUVO Magazine ['Milk Pond' album review]
"Milk Pond is a blistering opus of punk rock fury marked by odd time signatures and abrasive riffs. "Vagrant Dead" opens the EP, a roaring math-rock track that pummels the listener from start to finish. Screen Memory" slows down the pace, but showcases the band's impressive musicality. Overall, the guitar work is superb and the breakneck rhythms are executed by impeccable drumming. With the release of Milk Pond, local music is taking a bold step towards tearing down the barbed wire that separates the various scenes. Milk Pond has the potential to cross- pollinate
Indianapolis music and launch new mutations of familiar sounds".


Live at Russian Recording

2 songs

Vagrant Dead
Bird Fingers Medley

Are Dead

2 songs

Don't Drop That Owl, Boy!

Ryan EP

3 songs

Little Moon

Obsolete Medicine

1 songs


Milk Pond

2 songs

Flesh Maze
Screen Memory