Video: Sam Humans – “Steam Flies”

Released from the 2012 archives, this video feature the man known as Sam Humans – one our favorite artists in the Portland music scene for years. Once going by Modernstate, then teaming up with an all-star cast to form O Bruxo!, Sam has varied his names as much as he’s changed his music. Directly political but poetic, layered without being overtly complex, Sam Humans is songwriter and musician of the truest form all in one. Despite the return to nature themes and anti-capitalist message, there’s an unintentional placement of Hopworks HUB Larger in this video, but since we’re fans of the organic beer – we don’t mind, and neither do they.


“Steam Flies” was performed by Sam Humans and was recorded before a live audience September 29th, 2012 at Banana Stand in Portland, Oregon. The video features footage from camera operators Michael McInerney, Darren Hartman, and Brian T. Baker and was directed and edited by Michael McInerney. Audio for this video was mixed by Tim Shrout and mastered by Chris Vita.