Samuel T. Herring

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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

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

It's been a long time since we've seen one music video dominate conversation like this -- not just conversation about music video, but conversation about…
Tom Breihan | May 11, 2018 - 2:31 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Look, it's kinda hard to be glib about stuff today, at the end of a real shitty week, a week that only underscores how shitty…
Stereogum | July 8, 2016 - 5:06 pm

More Samuel T. Herring stories

PBDY – “Tears Or Rain” (Feat. Samuel T. Herring) Video

Last week, Future Islands frontman released a new album under his rap alter ego Hemlock Ernst, a full-length collaboration with producer Kenny Segal called Back
Chris DeVille | October 30, 2019 - 2:35 pm

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

Nina Kinert – “Chapped Lips” (Feat. Samuel T. Herring) Video

2018 sees Sweden’s Nina Kinert moving away from her Nina K moniker and finally embracing the singer-songwriter label. "Chapped Lips," the second single off her…
Gil Green | May 10, 2018 - 9:22 am

BADBADNOTGOOD – “I Don’t Know” (Feat. Samuel T. Herring)

Last year, the Toronto soul/jazz instrumental combo BADBADNOTGOOD released their guest-heavy album IV, and one of the featured collaborators was Future Islands frontman Samuel T.
Tom Breihan | October 20, 2017 - 10:15 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Fuck this week. Here are some music videos.
Tom Breihan | July 8, 2016 - 1:38 pm

Clams Casino – “Ghost In A Kiss” (Feat. Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring) Video

The great cloud-rap producer Clams Casino is putting out his major-label debut 32 Levels next week. Although Clams instrumentals are things of tremendous beauty on…
Peter Helman | July 7, 2016 - 12:43 pm

Future Islands Side Project The Snails Share “Snails Christmas (I Want A New Shell)”

Samuel T. Herring and William Cashion of Future Islands have a side project called the Snails, and they just released a Christmas song in anticipation…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 1, 2015 - 1:39 pm

Watch BADBADNOTGOOD & Future Islands’ Sam Herring Debut New Song & “Seasons” Remix In LA

Toronto jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD played a show at LA's Tower Theatre last night as a part of Red Bull Sound Select's 30 Days In LA
Peter Helman | November 21, 2015 - 2:40 pm

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
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