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Check Out: 'The Vines Of Age'
Most musicians form a band, then put out a record. Hemmingbirds did it backward: Guitarist Yoo Soo Kim and drummer Zach Benkowski wrote and recorded their debut LP, Death Wave, before the rest of the members joined. â€śThe goal was to have a record to share, then put together a band to play those tracks,â€ť says Kim. â€śIt kind of worked out well that way, because we were able to play shows to gain a fanbase and were already able to offer an album for them to listen to.â€ť Hemmingbirds have now released their sophomore album, The Vines Of Age, and are preparing to tour. â€śOne of our main goals is to weave some beautiful arrangements with moments of dissonant chaos,â€ť says Kim. â€śHopefully that comes across.â€ť