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November - December 2012 News Archive
December 16, 2012
Hear "Tourniquet" Live
Surely you have already downloaded Hem's new song "Tourniquet" for free (free!) at Hem's website (see the previous news update for more information). Now you can hear Hem playing "Tourniquet" live at their December 2, 2012 New York show. The sound quality is not perfect, but I couldn't do much better than this. Any live Hem is better than no live Hem!
December 10, 2012
Free Download of "Tourniquet"
Hem has a new song available today for free download! Go get "Tourniquet" right now at Hem's website! See, I told you it was one of the new songs that would be available soon. You can find the complete lyric to this Brooklyn-heavy song here at Hem's Facebook page. And it's yesterday's news that you can find a bit more about this song on the meanings page. Hem's website also a new look, though right now it's still just one page. It will be expanded in the near future. But what are you doing looking at their website? Download the song, read the lyric, and peruse the meanings! There's also a new discography page for this song if you need to wrap yourself more tightly in "Tourniquet."
December 9, 2012
Departure And Farewell Meanings
Check out the new Meanings page for the upcoming album Departure And Farewell. Some of the meanings information was previously on the album's page, but some of it is new. Keep getting excited about the new album! It's so good!
December 7, 2012
December 2, 2012 Show Picture
Click here or on the little image to the left to see another photo from Hem's recent show on December 2. All the pictures from that show are here, and you can find pictures from other shows at the concert photos archive. More from this show should be here at All About Hem this weekend.
Heads Up, Hem Fans
Big news coming next week! You may or may not want to visit the Departure and Farewell album page in the meantime. Stay tuned!
December 4, 2012
December 2, 2012 Show Pictures
Click here or on the little image to the left to see pictures from Hem's show on Sunday, December 2, in New York, NY. If you couldn't be there to see the band yourself, photos are the next best thing! You can find pictures from other shows at the concert photos archive. Stay tuned for more goodies from this December 2 show, which Hem did say was a prelude of more to come (not just in New York) in the new year. I'll take better photos at those!
December 3, 2012
New York Show
Hem played their first show in 5 years last night in New York. The full band was in the house, they played for about 40 minutes, and it was awesome. Thank you, Hem! More goodies from the show to come soon, but for now, here is the setlist. Songs with a * are new Departure And Farewell songs.
1. Lord, Blow The Moon Out Please
2. The Beautiful Sea
3. Seven Angels*
4. Carry Me Home
5. Waltz
6. Tourniquet*
7. The Seed*
8. Walking Past The Graveyard, Not Breathing*
9. Last Call*
10. Half Acre
11. So Long*
November 20, 2012
New York Show
I have not been able to say this for a long time: tickets for a Hem show are on sale! Hem is playing a short set at Le Poisson Rouge in New York, NY on December 2, 2012. It is a book release party for Real Man Adventures by T Cooper with four performers, including Hem. Buy tickets here. I think you can count this as a warm-up for more to come. More details about this show are on the tour page.
Discography Update
Hem's song "The Beautiful Sea" from Eveningland is on a companion CD to the book Real Man Adventures. Information about the album is at T Cooper's site, or you can visit the CD's discography page here. The CD is a limited edition and is available through the author's book club and at the author's events, like the book release party.
November 14, 2012
New Hem Still On The Way
There may not have been a news update here since last month, but new Hem music and goodies are still on the way! A free song, a new website, and a video should all be coming within weeks, followed by Departure And Farewell and some live shows. I don't know what the free song will be, but it will probably be one on the new album page, maybe "Identical Snowflakes" or "Tourniquet." This news update comes thanks to Little Silver. If you're not on their mailing list, why not? Sign up!
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