You might not have heard of The Hu, but you won’t forget the sound.
This metal-folk-rock group straight from Mongolia brings an infusion of culture and sound, incorporating their country’s distinctive throat singing style as well as folk instruments. The result is a mix of music both familiar, trance like, and entirely unique.
The Hu formed in 2016, and were ultimately picked up by Eleven Seven Records. They are making their mark with their debut album, ‘The Gereg’, released early this September. Building up to this, they’ve been a surprise sensation, capturing an organic audience as they go, even garnering the attention of NPR. They’ve hailed it as a truly authentic “Mogolian rock music.”
Members include: Galbadrakh Tsendbaatar or “Gala” (lead throat singing, morin khuur); Enkhasaikhan Batjargal or “Enkush” (lead morin khuur, throat singing); Nyamjantsan Galsanjamts or “Jaya” (Jaw harp, tsuur, flute, throat singing); Temuulen Naranbaatar or “Temka” (Tovshuur, backing vocals).
The Hu will be playing the Stone Pony on September 27, 2019.