Chatting with Collin Hegna of Federale

Rock At Night Podcast Interview

Federale. Photo by Jason Quigley.

By Vlad T, Rock At Night Detroit

Interview: Collin Hegna of Federale – Recorded June 27, 2024

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.

Their sixth studio album ‘Reverb & Seduction’ – marking Federale‘s 20th anniversary – will be released on July 12 via Jealous Butcher Records. Federale kick off their ‘Reverb & Seduction’ Tour on July 12 with a hometown show in Portland, which will see them tour through Oregon, Washington state, Idaho, Utah, Nevada and California, eventually hitting Texas in autumn to perform at the Levitation Festival.

In this interview, Collin Hegna of Federale discusses the new album Reverb & Seduction, spaghetti-Westerns, Brian Jonestown Massacre, and creating music for commercials.


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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

Keep up with Federale / Collin Hegna

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