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December 16, 2014
New York Times Article
Hem's drummer has an interesting job as an expediter, and The New York Times wants to tell you all about it right here. You can find a permanent link to this article at the giant articles archive.
December 15, 2014
25% Off All Hem Merchandise
Now through Wednesday, December 17, all merchandise (shirts, vinyl, CDs, posters, bags) at Hem's online shop is 25% off. Prices shown on the site are the sale prices. Go buy stuff!
December 5, 2014
Hear Hem on TV Monday
Tune in to ABC Family on Monday night to watch Switched At Birth and hear Hem's song "Identical Snowflakes." I don't watch that show, so I won't be able to give a treatise on the song's usage in the show, unlike when "Pacific Street" was used on Everwood. Sadly for you but happily for me, that treatise must have been on Hem's dearly departed forum since it's not here in the news archive.
Upcoming New Hem Music
The World Is Outside EP is not the only new Hem music for you. Yay! From Hem: next year "we'll be releasing a few smaller recordings of work that is currently in-progress (including "Better Days" for those who have asked over and again!), and we'll be recording a new full-length album for release early the following year." If you're on Hem's mailing list, you have already heard that information. If you're not on Hem's mailing list, why not? Fix that now!
November 18, 2014
The World Is Outside EP Out Today!
Hem's EP The World Is Outside is now available everywhere. Go buy it now! I'll be here when you get back! Hem's store is a good place to buy the EP since it's available there in lossless format. You can also buy a poster of the album's cover at Hem's shop.
November 14, 2014
Get The World Is Outside!
Hem's EP The World Is Outside is now available at Amazon! (It may be available to buy at another online site, but I have not seen it.) The previously announced Nov. 18 date is apparently the date for wide release.
November 13, 2014
Preview New EP Songs
Hem's upcoming EP The World Is Outside is up for pre-order at Amazon, which means you can now hear 30 second clips of all 5 songs on the EP. Click here! Amazon says that the EP's release is Nov. 14, which is different than the previously announced Nov. 18 release date. Stay tuned to see if the EP will be available days early!
November 8, 2014
EP Release Date
November 18 is the release date for Hem's new EP The World Is Outside. It will be a digital-only release. Also, some lyric snippets are newly added to the EP's discography page. They were first posted here 2+ years ago, but now they have a release to go with them!
Official Video for "The Jack Pine"
Watch the brand new official video for "The Jack Pine" right here! It continues the animation tradition of videos for songs on Departure And Farewell. The other songs with animated videos (each by a different artist) are "Tourniquet" and "Seven Angels."
October 28, 2014
Video of "St. James Infirmary" in London
Journey back to Hem's lovely October 11, 2013 show at Union Chapel in London with this video of Hem performing "St. James Infirmary." If you were there with me, you know that Sally recorded the band debuting their cover of this song, and now the video is here for everyone. Yay! You can further relive the show on its tour page, which has many photos, audio, and (more) video from this show.
October 21, 2014
More About the New Hem EP
Breaking news: Hem's upcoming EP is called The World Is Outside, after one of the tracks on the EP. The full track list is below, as well as on the EP's new discography page. The discography page also has a larger version of the album cover and trivia about some of the songs, including why some names may sound familiar to you but are not necessarily what you've heard before. Stay tuned for a release date!
1) Place Names
2) The World Is Outside
3) Soft Landing
4) In A Barrel At Sea
5) Identical Snowflakes
October 20, 2014
New Hem EP in November
Good news! Hem has an EP coming out next month. It has four new songs plus one you may have heard before. I can neither confirm nor deny that the familiar song is "Identical Snowflakes," but it is a winter/holiday song that has never been released except quietly as a standalone digital song. Here's a live version of it from last year.
July 27, 2014
NYCLU Show Photos & Setlist
Click here or on the little image to see pictures from Hem's show last week in New York as part of NYC: Broadway Stands Up for Freedom, an event for the New York Civil Liberties Union. The setlist is also on that page, though it is just one song ("Tourniquet").
July 18, 2014
July 21 New York City Show
Hem will be performing in New York on Monday, July 21 as part of NYC: Broadway Stands Up for Freedom, which is an event for the New York Civil Liberties Union. The event is at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, and you can buy tickets here. Hem is one of many performers and is slated to do one song.
February 18, 2014
Ukulele Chords
Ukulele fans, Rabbit Chords now has ukulele chords for some popular Hem songs! You can still find guitar chords for nearly every Hem song at Rabbit Chords. (Thanks, Geoff!)
Dawn Landes Album
Dawn Landes, who you know from her background vocals on many Hem albums, and as opener for Hem at many Hem shows, has a new album out today. It's called Bluebird, and it is lyrical, heartbreaking, and great. Buy it! (iTunes & Amazon)
January 11, 2014
All About Me
Today is All About Hem's 10th birthday! TEN! I had no idea when I started this site that it would still be here 10 years later. A big thank you to everybody who has visited the site over the years, with special thanks to Hem's team at Nettwerk and to everybody who has sent me news, photos, and words of appreciation and encouragement. Thanks also to Geof, who has so nicely web hosted All About Hem for most of its life. As always, the biggest thanks goes to Hem, especially Dan, Gary, Sally, and Steve. I really had no idea when I started this site that I would ever interact with anybody in the band, but what a happy surprise that I can now call them friends. Thank you for everything, Hem!
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