March 2008 News Archive (Older news link at bottom of page)
March 31, 2008
November 3, 2007 New York Show
Here's a video of Hem playing "An Easy One" at the Highline Ballroom last November 3. It's by James Collier, who also shot the footage in the "Not California" video in the previous news update. I knew I saw somebody filming or photographing a lot during that show! You can find a permanent link to this video as well as concert pictures and the show's setlist at the 2007 tour archive.
Click on the little preview to the left to see some new pictures from Hem's June 3, 2006 show in Atlanta, GA. The new ones start with the last photo in the 4th row, or you can click here to start with the first new image. You can find a permanent link to these pictures at the 2006 tour archive and the concert photos archive. (Thanks, Geof!)
June 5, 2006 Charlotte Show
Continue your trip down memory lane with new pictures from Hem's June 5, 2006 show in Charlotte, NC. Click on the little picture to see all the shots, with the new ones being the lasttwo. These pictures are also kept at the 2006 tour archive and the concert photos archive. (Thanks again, Geof!)
March 9, 2008
New Commercial Songs
I now have song names to go along with the new TV commercials for Liberty Mutual that use Hem's music. (Hooray! Thank you!) They are "Bird Song" (the soccer ad), "Gently Down The Stream" (the election ad), "The World Is Outside" (the snowballs ad), and "Things Are Not Perfect In Our Yard" (the wallet ad). Thank goodness at least one of the new songs seemingly continuesHem'swaterobsession.
March 8, 2008
June 5, 2006 Charlotte Show
Click here to download a recording of Hem's June 5, 2006 show in Charlotte, NC (you might need to register first). The 2006 tour archive has the setlist and pictures from the show here. It's always nice to hear "new" Hem, particularly when it includes the unreleased "Don't Fence Me In," the rarely played "Redwing," and my personal live obsession "Leave Me Here." (Thanks, Geof!)
March 3, 2008
New Liberty Mutual Commercials
Watch new commercials with Hem's music! The 4 largely instrumental ads are titled Election, Snowballs, Soccer, and Wallet. Once I know the names of the songs that go with each one (someone knows - email me!) they'll be here in the news.
March 2, 2008
New Gallery Photos
Check out a dozen new pictures at Hem's gallery. The new ones are the first (leftmost) 12 pictures. I don't know when they're from because they are tragically unlabeled, but they're from different times since some are from the studio and some are from the road. UPDATE: The studio pictures are from the Home Again, Home Again sessions, and the tour pictures are from the summer/fall 2006 tour.
March 1, 2008
Click here to read a new Hem article in today's Billboard magazine including words from the band about their current and future projects. The biggest pieces of news are a new album this summer and 4 new songs on the way for a series of new Liberty Mutual TV commercials (following the first Half Acre ad and the second The Part Where You Let Go ad). Those 4 songs will be available for free download as well as be on the album. Hooray! You can find a permanent link to this article at the interviews archive. (Thanks Rachel and Nettwerk!)