Daily Distraction: Remember late Hum drummer Bryan St. Pere

The influential space-rock band shared news of the drummer's death via social media today

Andy Downing
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Bryan St. Pere

Bryan St. Pere, drummer for the space-rock band Hum, has died at the age of 52, according to posts made by the band on social media.

"We are devastated and deeply saddened by his sudden, and unexpected passing," band members Matt Talbott, Tim Lash and Jeff Dimpsey wrote. "Bryan was a dear friend, a loving father, brother, and was an incredible person and musician. We all feel extremely lucky to have shared time and space with him."

No cause of death has been revealed.

St. Pere joined Hum in 1990, a year after the band was founded, and played on its debut album, Fillet Show, from 1991. The band's breakout arrived four years later with You'd Prefer an Astronaut and its hit single, "Stars." Hum would go on to release one more album before disbanding in 2000, playing sporadic reunion shows before regrouping for last year's Inlet, which landed firmly in my year-end top 10.

Watch the band perform "Stars," which still sounds absolutely massive, on a 1995 episode of MTV's "120 Minutes" in the video below.