“Small Vignettes Comprising a Bigger Whole”: Inside Human Potential’s “Hot Gun Western City”

The last time I talked with Andrew Becker about his musical project Human Potential, it was 2014. Human Potential’s debut, Heartbreak Record, had just been released, and its off-kilter approach to pop (with an edginess that hearkened back to Becker’s time in bands like Medications) was deeply compelling. Now it’s three years later, and Human Potential’s third album, Hot Gun Western City, has recently entered the world. This album finds Becker’s range expanding considerably, from the Stars of the Lid-esque […]

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