News Of Hemifran March 2021

Hemifrån is an independent A&R, promotion and marketing company, based in the heart of Sweden, specializing in, what they call, “gut music” – The kind of music that you can feel in your gut, no matter what. Hemifran is promoting a lot of singer-songwriter, westcoast-pop, country, AOR and more. Here are featured some of their latest news – it is not all west coast, but dig into it!

High & Lonesome – Eddie Seville

“High & Lonesome”, Eddie Seville’s latest release of original music has Eddie playing most of the instruments and sharing arrangement credits with producer Isaac Civitello. The 5 track EP, released in the US late last year, was pressed for live dates in the US and Europe, but unfortunately, the global pandemic quickly shut down all promises and plans. More information at Hemifran.

The Lonely Pines – Jesse Brewster

“The Lonely Pines”, Jesse Brewster’s 5th album, finds the songwriter focusing on a different sort of transit, the process of moving on, either toward acceptance of past mistakes or in the direction of better opportunities. Occupying the middle ground between folk music and rock’n’roll, it’s an album that mixes amplified anthems like “Let’s Run Away” with the warm, western wooziness of “Woman In My Mind”, the gold rush era barroom bounce of “Bitter Pill”, and the celtic folk of “Amber Kinney”. More information at Hemifran.

John Dillinger Type – Brandi Vezina

Brandi Vezina’s forthcoming single, “John Dillinger Type”, is the 2nd European release in advance of her “#dontsettle” EP, to be released in May 2021. More information at Hemifran.

Island Creek – David Massey

David Massey’s latest offering, a 6 song EP called “Island Creek”, includes haunting reflections on mortality, climate change, abiding love, religion and that staple of the fragile singer songwriter genre, baseball. More specifically, the Washington Nationals 2019 World Series championship. More information at Hemifran.

Melodies – Love On Drugs

On their 3rd album, ”meLODies”, Love On Drugs presents a 50/50 mix of americana and power pop. The 10 songs on the album range from the progressive country ballad ”Green”, the XTC-inspired ”Let The Banner Wave”, the southern vibe on ”The Well”, to the classic jangly pop on ”There Goes My Heart”. More information at Hemifran.

Solitary Company – Son Of The Velvet Rat

Son Of The Velvet Rat celebrates the release of their new album “Solitary Company”. The album will debut internationally on March 19h, 2021, released by Fluff & Gravy. More information at Hemifran.

Springtime In The Heart – Heath Cullen

Heath Cullen returns with his 1st new album in 5 years, “Springtime In The Heart”. The album was recorded in Los Angeles with 3 time Grammy winning producer Joe Henry and is the long awaited follow up to Cullen’s 2015 collaboration with Elvis Costello’s Imposters, the critically acclaimed “Outsiders”. More information at Hemifran.

Mileposts – Doug Schmude

Doug Schmude’s new album, “Mileposts”, is released independently on his own label, Lost Hubcap, and is self produced. The songs mix bits of country, folk, rock and blues, and the result is a modern roots americana sound that would appeal to fans of Jason Isbell, Ryan Bingham, John Mellencamp and Steve Earle. More information at Hemifran.

Mod Americana – Roger Johnson and the Rialto Valley Regulators

Listening to “Mod Americana”, it’s easy to see why Roger Johnson is a 4 time winner of ASCAP’s Plus Award and has more than 50 songs registered with that PRO. The album contains a generous helping of 16 Johnson originals and represents the much anticipated follow-up album to “Stag Cotillion : Volume 1 & 2”. More information at Hemifran.

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