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About The Hempsteadys

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It is not everyday that a band releases a concept album as their debut full length, but The Hempsteadys are anything but conventional. The 11-piece from New London, Connecticut melds the traditional sounds of late ‘60s Jamaica, Motown and early British punk with the modern soul of Daptone Records and reggae rhythms of contemporaries such as The Aggrolites and The Slackers.

El Amor De Los Muertos is a rock(steady) opera about forbidden love with classic movie monsters as the cast of characters. Think of The Specials’ “Ghost Town” with the subject being more literal-than-symbolic and the music having a similar sound. This album has been four years in the making, as hinted at in the title of the song “Teen Wolf 2012,” which was the first song written for it. In those four years, the band has honed its incredible live set around the northeast.

It is hard to capture the energy of The Hempsteadys’ acclaimed live show but El Amor De Los Muertos certainly comes close.

Our Members

Andrew Carey

Guitar, Vocals

Jordan Harrelson

Guitar, Backing Vocals

Jon Logan

Guitar, Backing Vocals

Shaun Burgundy


Matt Covey

Drums, Backing Vocals

Ricky Resnisky III


Jim Lockett


Scott Crawford


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N.M.E. The Illest

Hype Man, Vocals

Bryan Briggs



El Amor De Los Muertos

El Amor De Los Muertos

1. The Wizards Manifesto
2. Teen Wolf 2012
3. Pharaoh
4. What Do We Do Until The Drugs Kick In
5. Black Belt Has a Posse
6. Bela Lugosi's Ghost
7. Black Belt Has a Posse - Close Behind
8. Long Drop Back
9. Black Belt Has a Possee - No Place To Hide
10. Black Belt Bones
11. Charles Mutha F**K*N' Big Blunt Bronson
12. My Heart Is Yours

El Amor De Los Muertos is not a mere collection of songs, but a connected and unique story of friendship, danger and undying love, narrated by The Hempsteadys trademark sound.


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The Fox Ep

1. Fox
2. Flea Market
3. The Ghost of Bela Lugosi




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The Hempsteadys
81 Hempstead St.
New London CT 06320