Kansas' Vitreous Humor only existed for a brief period in the early/mid '90s, and only managed to release a few EPs/singles and a split with their Crank! labelmates Boys Life, but their small discography proved to be influential, and today Vitreous Humor are rightly regarded as one of the definitive bands of Midwest emo. Their songs have been covered by Nada Surf and The Get Up Kids, and in fact, the great newer emo band Somerset Thrower just released a VH cover last week. They existed somewhere between emo, indie rock, and post-hardcore, and you can hear the sounds of Vitreous Humor reverberating throughout newer bands in all three of those genres. They're not easy to pin down, but they're very easy to love.
Their discography was compiled for the compilation Posthumous in 1998, though that comp was never released on vinyl and it's not on streaming services, so it's very exciting news that the band will be putting out an expanded, remastered reissue of Posthumous on May 7 via Ernest Jenning Record Co. (pre-order), marking its first-ever vinyl release and also coming to streaming services. It was remastered by Shellac's Bob Weston, who recorded VH back in the day, and it adds in "New Victoria Theatre," the "long lost" B-side to the Mute America “My Midget” 7-inch, and "The Whisper Twins," which was previously only on Crank! Records' Don’t Forget to Breathe compilation in 1998.