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Hem performs a Tiny Desk Concert in June 2013.
September 28, 2013 Hem makes a homey, fireside kind of music, with songs that feel as if they've always been there. The arrangements by Dan Messé make Hem's songs feel quaint and warm, while singer Sally Ellyson is an untrained natural talent with an effortless yet breathtaking voice.
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January 29, 2013 The Brooklyn-based band was on the verge of collapse when its main songwriter, Dan Messe, discovered the healing power of his own music. The result was a new album called Departure And Farewell and a stunning, new animated video.
December 1, 2006 FolkAlley.com, an Internet folk-music service produced by NPR station WKSU in Kent, Ohio, specializes in a blend of contemporary and traditional singer/songwriters, Americana, roots, Celtic, bluegrass, world music and more. Here's a look at Folk Alley's picks for the best albums of 2006.
September 15, 2006 Hem is a Brooklyn, N.Y., band whose ranks occasionally swell from four core members to an 8- or 9-piece ensemble, including pedal steel, glockenspiel and violin. The title of their third studio album, Funnel Cloud, implies dark skies — but it's more of a goodbye kiss to the summer season.
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June 8, 2006 Bob Boilen speaks with All Things Considered music reviewers Meredith Ochs and Tom Moon about their most anticipated CDs for Summer 2006. Hear sneak previews of new music from Thom Yorke, Johnny Cash, M. Ward and more.
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January 25, 2006 Rilo Kiley singer Jenny Lewis; Gorgeous odds and ends from Hem; Former Byrds singer Roger McGuinn; Remembering the remarkable Mozart; Instrumental rock by Explosions in the Sky; Masterful jazz drummer Paul Motian; The Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy.
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September 21, 2004 Bob Boilen speaks with All Things Considered music reviewers Will Hermes, Tom Moon and Meredith Ochs about the most anticipated releases for fall 2004. Hear sneak previews from R.E.M., Brian Wilson's long-awaited album Smile, plus new music from Tom Waits, Elliott Smith and more.
August 25, 2003 Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Rabbit Songs by the group Hem.
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December 30, 2002 Putting this list together and hearing this music again was great fun. This year on All Songs Considered we featured more than 120 artists and listened to thousands of others. In the end, these are the ones that stuck with us. They're the songs that you listened to the most or that drew the most e-mail. Hearing them all together is a wonderful way to look back at the year.
July 22, 2002 On this episode, we dig through our archives to bring you some of our favorite artists and albums featured on All Songs Considered during the past two years.
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