Arts Desk

Snow Day Sessions: Hume

Yesterday's storm made driving impossible, grocery shopping tedious, and pretty much stopped all Netflix deliveries cold. On the lighter side, those wintry gusts of loose snow made for pretty good atmosphere.

Hume guitarist/songwriter Britton Powell suggested taking advantage of these icy, yet picturesque, conditions to record some music outdoors. Despite the short notice a few bands were gracious enough to stand on the Washington City Paper parking deck and bash out a few songs amid the storm. Obviously, this wasn't the most charitable environment for an outdoor concert. Fingers froze up, guitars drifted out of tune, chilly winds billowed into faces.

But even though the sessions were taxing from a meteorological standpoint, they were aesthetically perfect. We'll be posting some of the songs over the next couple of days. First up, Hume performs a cover of Bjork's ice-pixie classic "Possibly Maybe" as well as one original.

"Possibly Maybe" (Bjork):

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Hear "Injera" after the jump:

"Injera":

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