Humans WIn! is a music production company who's home recording studio is based in Northeast Minneapolis (in case you were wondering)
OUR GOALS AT HUMANS WIN! EXTEND BEYOND THE WALLS OF OUR RECORDING STUDIO. WE WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH OUR ARTISTS & COLLEAGUES IN EFFORTS TO BUILD SUSTAINABLE MUSIC CAREERS, RAISE THE BAR OF CREATIVITY & UNITE THE SCENE THAT WE LOVE. Our team, led by producer Lance Conrad, is comprised of dedicated sculptors of songs, not just sound. While we maintain an essential sense of humor, We also know how much work and dedication each project takes.
IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU HEAR, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO SCHEDULE A VISIT & HELP US UNDERSTAND YOUR VISION. WE'LL SUPPLY THE COFFEE AND/OR WHISKEY.
It was a sweaty July week in Minnesota, the type of heat that can make you lose your shit and start smashing things. In other words, perfect weather for the recording of the new Gramma's Boyfriend sophomore record on Graveface Records. What makes this group extra somethin' special is that each of its five members are accomplished musicians with reputations for slightly more 'serious' music but when they congregate to perform as GB, they grant themselves a license to rawk without rules. Shit can get a little out of hand, and it's absolutely lovely.
It's time to introduce Charlie Van Stee to your personal archives. On Van Stee's most recent work, a solo album entitled Slo Mo Jazz Hands, you've got tracks like Penguins that bring the vibe and seem perfectly suited (no pun intended) for cranking out homework or picking up some kind of hands-on art hobby like pottery or painting. Or, alternatively, you've got tracks like Slo Mo Jazz Hands that leave you entirely defenseless to the groove of the tune.
Warehouse Eyes' Prisms has been in our phones, cars, homes, and hearts incessantly since their July 2015 release. Here at HW! we can add the studio sound system to that list. Our interns can attest that, as their producer, I paid extra special attention to this project. The five piece, built around the songwriting and spirit of Jennie Lawless and Chris Williams, unpacked their demos almost a year before the public would hear the first single. One might ask, "what 'n the hell took so long?" The answer is not that simple.
In case you haven't heard, our 2015 demo contest produced many illustrious winners and honorable mentions, many of which are making crazy awesome music all over the Minneapolis scene. We caught up with John Chuck & The Class at their show last weekend at the 7th Street Entry. We are very sneaky here at Humans Win! and we like to keep our sneaky eyes on our contest winners to make sure they keep on being winners.