Kansas City’s Hembree has confirmed a run of dates in the Midwest. The first show sees the band at the Express Live supporting Cold War Kids in Columbus, OH on March 25 with the tour concluding on April 29 in Columbia, MO at Rose Music Hall. All dates are listed below. Listen here
Hembree’s latest single, the hard-hitting new single “Holy Water” was released in late 2016 and showcases a sonic ambition and clarity of purpose that’s formidable. The song has found success at alternative radio and is currently in rotation at 10 stations, including Columbus, St. Louis, and Kansas City. It has over 250K streams on Spotify and continues to be heavily playlisted. “Holy Water” is the follow up to the Kansas City band’s debut “Can’t Run Forever” which has seen over 500K streams on Spotify and Soundcloud.
2016 saw Hembree decamp to famed Sunset Sound studio in Los Angeles for initial sessions with Chris Coady (Beach House, Future Islands, Yeah Yeah Yeahs). After returning to Kansas City Hembree‘s Isaac Flynn decided to table those sessions and take a different approach: “After ‘Can’t Run Forever’ came out I was feeling the pressure to make our second single bigger and better and found myself putting limitations on my writing. After being frustrated for several months I decided to record whatever I want; just let it all pour out.” With that mindset Flynn quickly recorded “Holy Water,” bringing in Eric Hillman (Foreign Fields) for additional production and mixer Joe Visciano (The Kills, Jamie xx, and Beck) to round things out.
HEMBREE TOUR DATES
3/25 Columbus, Express Live
3/27 Omaha, Reverb
3/28 Iowa City, The Mill
3/29 Des Moines, Vaudeville Mews
3/30 St. Louis, Blueberry Hill
4/24 Omaha, Reverb
4/25 Davenport IA, Raccoon Motel
4/26 Des Moines, Vaudeville Mews
4/27 St. Louis, Blueberry Hill
4/28 Kansas City, Record Bar
4/29 Columbia MO, Rose Music Hall