Local H‘s world video premiere of “Another February” has released and is a featured track off of their seventh studio album Hallelujah! I’m A Bum. Directed by Clayton Brown, the video itself captures the very essence of “seasonal depression” from the harsh winters of the band’s home state, Illinois.
Guitarist and vocalist Scott Lucas claims, “the song was inspired by the brutal Chicago winters. It comes on after the holidays and everything seems to slow down.” The song is a classic Local H experience with a nice rock-hook that has earned them a following for the past twenty years.
Releasing along with the video premiere is a digital five-song EP via Slimstyle Records on February 5. Physical copies will be available for purchase on the band’s forthcoming spring tour. In addition to the title track, other tracks will include a Rush cover of “2112: Overture/The Temples of Syrinx,” The National’s “Terrible Love,” as well as several other versions of songs heard on Hallelujah! I’m a Bum.
Starting out as high school friends back in the late ’80s, Lucas, Joe Daniels and Matthew Garcia jammed out together and formed Local H in 1990. In the past twenty years, they put seven full-length albums under their belt and have achieved gold with their second studio album in 1996, As Good as Dead. With Billboard hits like “Bound for the Floor,” Like many others, the band has undergone changes and now consists of Lucas and drummer Brian St. Clair. Local H has cascaded through the decades as an influential, unique alternative-rock sound which defined the ’90s and is now hitting modern day praise with “Another February.” Spring tour dates start Feb. 7 and the duo will be swinging into Austin on Feb. 11 at Mohawk.