by Lost At E Minor in New Music on Thursday 18 October 2012

Riding on the success of their debut record, Death Wave (2010), Chicago’s Hemmingbirds began working on its follow-up early in 2012. Departing from the original solo writing process of Death Wave (attributed to band leader Yoo Soo Kim), Hemmingbirds worked on their sophomore effort, The Vines of Age, collectively. As a result, the album marks a transition from the group’s original folk- influenced sound into something heavier, noisier and more soulful.