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Hembree and Little Hurt

  • Saturday, Nov 26, 2022 8:00 PM CST


No need to pinch yourself: Hembree’s It’s a Dream! is real. The Kansas City-based indie
rockers’ second album finds the quintet pushing their established sound—first glimpsed on
2019’s excellent debut House on Fire—to new, colorful zeniths. Possessing a funky looseness
and hip-shaking approach that perfectly pairs with Isaac Flynn’s emotionally kaleidoscopic
lyrics, It’s a Dream! is a record about getting freaky even while you’re freaking out. It’s a beyond
relatable sentiment couched in music that burrows its way into your mind and stays there.
Since Hembree released their first album House on Fire back in 2019, they hit the road and
came off a stretch of touring ready to channel that energy into their next artistic statement.
Before the pandemic, work on what would become It’s a Dream! Was halfway done—and when
the world shut down, it gave the band an opportunity to look inwards and refine their own sonic
approaches while embracing a newfound maturity.