Hem: Eveningland

Less than two years after a critically acclaimed debut, Hem has revived the ‘countrypolitan’ sound of the ’70s. The eight-piece band, featuring Sally Ellyson’s smoothe, detached vocals, has recorded a CD mixing country, folk and tin pan alley songs backed by the Slovak Radio Orchestra. The result is a much larger, moodier sound, fusing folk sensibilities and the power of an orchestra.
Eveningland
Released: 9/27/2004
Genre: Americana
All Hem profiles…
Bigger Sounds
Dan Messe says Hem’s second CD explores the countrypolitan sounds of the 1970s, unlike their first CD, "Rabbit Songs."
The Fire Thief
Dan Messe says a major theme of the CD is finding comfort.
Songwriting
Dan Messe compares bandmate Steve Curtis’ songwriting style to his own.
Carry Me Home
Dan Messe on the mysterious roots of the CD’s last song.
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