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Hemlock Ernst, The Little Indie-Rap Side Project That Could

Samuel T. Herring looks like the dad in a '50s sitcom. He sings in a stately baritone-blues quaver that sometimes unpredictably lurches into death-metal growl…
Tom Breihan | October 30, 2019 - 11:47 am

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Bad Boy, Mobb Deep, And The Endurance Of ’90s Rap Nostalgia

In the Bad Boy era, I hated Bad Boy. I loved Biggie, and the rest of it was an abomination to me. It was the…
Tom Breihan | May 25, 2016 - 10:13 am

More Hemlock Ernst stories

Stream Future Islands Singer Samuel T. Herring’s Debut Rap Album Back At The House

When an indie rock star decides to make a rap record on the side, you should probably be suspicious. (Shout out to Everybody On My
Tom Breihan | October 25, 2019 - 10:38 am

Hemlock Ernst & Kenny Segal – “Addicted Youth”

For years now, Samuel T. Herring, frontman for the great synthy-indie Baltimore band Future Islands, has been making rap music. Herring raps under the name…
Tom Breihan | October 8, 2019 - 10:35 am

Hemlock Ernst & Kenny Segal – “Down”

Future Islands frontman Samuel T. Herring has a rap alias known as Hemlock Ernst. He's been featured on a few songs throughout the years, and…
James Rettig | September 26, 2019 - 7:20 pm

Cavanaugh – “Typecast” (Feat. P.O.S., Hemlock Ernst, & Busdriver) (Stereogum Premiere)

Hip-hop artists Open Mike Eagle and Serengeti tackle contentious issues in their new group Cavanaugh, and they've enlisted a small army of muscular talent to…
Charles Innis | November 18, 2015 - 11:09 am

Busdriver – “Ministry Of The Torture Couch” (Feat. Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring)

Last week, the veteran L.A. abstract-rap motormouth Busdriver shared his new "More" video and announced that he'd be teaming up with Meredith Graves' Honor Press…
Tom Breihan | November 10, 2015 - 12:18 pm

Future Islands’ Sam Herring Appears As Rap Alter Ego Hemlock Ernst In New Video

When he's not fronting Future Islands, Samuel T. Herring occasionally moonlights as a rapper. Recently, he's been putting out stuff under the name Trouble Knows
James Rettig | September 16, 2015 - 5:45 pm

Scallops Hotel – “Lavender Chunk” (Feat. Hemlock Ernst)

Future Islands frontman Samuel T. Herring has an intriguing side thing going on. Every once in a while, he'll stop howling beautifully damaged new wave…
Tom Breihan | April 22, 2015 - 8:55 am

Check Out Future Islands Frontman Samuel T. Herring’s Rap Videos

This week marks the release of Singles, the stupendous 4AD debut and apparent breakout LP by Baltimore synth-pop weirdos Future Islands. And if you, like…
Chris DeVille | March 24, 2014 - 10:26 am