Head to the Hem store today to stream and download “The World Is Outside”! You’ll also find a new poster that features Simon Grendene’s gorgeous watercolor from the album cover.


We’re very happy to announce the release of The World Is Outside, a collection of songs that we’ve tinkered with on and off since we were in session for Departure and Farewell. “Identical Snowflakes” was first released in 2011 as a stand-alone download, but the other four songs on the record will be new (in varying degrees!) to longtime Hem fans. It will be available everywhere for digital download on November 18th.

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Getting set for our first release of 2014, Stephanie Swart created this video for our song “The Jack Pine”, from Departure and Farewell. Load it full screen and turn the music up!

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We were thrilled to join Bob Boilen for his Tiny Desk Series a few months back, and the footage from our show is now up online. Bob and All Songs Considered have been really important friends and partners of ours for years, and it was nice to get a chance to mob his desk.

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Our London show at Union Chapel is now sold out! We can’t wait to see you all in a couple weeks, and return to the land that first released Rabbit Songs back in the day. Tickets still available for other English shows and the Belfast date. Come say hello! Details here.


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