Rock At Night Video PREMIERE: FEDERALE’s ‘No Strangers’


Federale. Photo by Jason Quigley.

Federale’s “No Strangers” will be released worldwide digitally on May 22, 2024, including Apple MusicSpotify,  Tidal and Bandcamp.

In the 20 years of their existence, Federale has carved out a unique niche within the indie music landscape, blending their signature spaghetti-Western instrumental sound with increasing doses of moody vocal arrangements in the spirit of Lee Hazlewood and late-period Leonard Cohen. Through it all, songwriter and lead singer Collin Hegna  who also spent the last 20 years as a dues-paying member of The Brian Jonestown Massacre  maintains a strictly retro vibe. Federale‘s records have always sounded period-correct for an alternate-universe 1971, where rock and roll never caught on.

ROCK AT NIGHT SAYS: Lush strings, twangy guitars, and moody feel are what we are hearing in Federale’s single ‘No Strangers.” It would fit well in a Quentin Tarantino or David Lynch film. Really interesting!


Federale’s “No Strangers”


 The full ‘Reverb & Seduction’ album, which can be pre-ordered now, will be released on July 12 via Jealous Butcher Records, available on CD and vinyl wherever fine records are sold.

Written, arranged and produced by Collin Hegna
Mixed by Jeff Stuart Saltzman
Mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering
Recording Engineering – Collin Hegna, Matt Thomson, Andrew Joslyn
Recorded at Revolver Studios in Portland, OR
Dave Mudle – drums
Rick Pedrosa – pedal Steel & Guitar
Andrew Joslyn – strings
Hunter Lea – harpsichord
Collin Hegna – all other Instruments, percussion & vocals
Released by Jealous Butcher Records
Video created by Little Richard’s Almanac, animated by Ron Laboray and Niki Elliott

They say that there’s no strangers in this town
But that don’t mean there’s no bad folks around
They say that there’s no strangers
But I’ve got plans to change this
I’ve got aims to rearrange things in this town
It seems that you’ve got a stranger in your town
And he don’t like the way things are going down
For all your Sunday preaching
For all of Jesus’ preaching
I can tell there’s only bad folks in this town
Some hard times are headed for this town
The kind of hell you don’t want raining down
For all the lies you’ve loosed here
Are coming home to roost I fear
And I’m afraid that I’m gonna have to burn it down
And that’s why you don’t want any strangers in this town

Like what you hear? Check out this video!


7/12/2024 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
7/13/2024 Eugene, OR – Sam Bond’s Garage
7/14/2024 Seattle, WA – Madame Lou’s
7/16/2024 Boise, ID – Realms
7/17/2024 Salt Lake City, UT – International Bar
7/18/2024 Las Vegas, NV – The Usual Place
7/19/2024 SoCal – TBA
7/20/2024 Jacumba Hot Springs, CA – Jacumba Hot Springs Hotel
7/21/2024 Los Angeles, CA – Gold Diggers
8/24/2024 San Francisco, CA – Kilowatt
10/4/2024 Reno, NV – Offbeat Fest
10/31/2024 Austin, TX – Levitation
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